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Call for media code to curb sensationalism

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LAHORE: Media owners, practitioners and regulators should evolve a code to curb “sensationalism” as race amongst TV channels for “breaking the news” is affecting the media credibility and shrinking the number of viewers. This was crux of speeches delivered at a seminar on ‘Quality of media content, role of regulators, media professionals and owners’, arranged […]


Health is wealth: National media to support govt’s awareness campaign

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination [NHS] on Monday received a nod from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority [PEMRA] as well as national TV and radio stations for broadcasting public service messages. The agreement is in line with the public service message ruling within the [PEMRA] Ordinance, Section 20 (e) Act […]


PPF concerned over a year imprisonment to Iranian Journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Hassan Rouhani, President of Islamic Republic Iran expressed concern over the one year imprisonment to Isa Saharkhiz for “insulting the former president” and “defaming the head of the judiciary” on April 26. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged Iranian government to immediately release […]


Broken news

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THOSE familiar with zen meditation will know what a koan is. For the rest of us: a koan is a riddle or puzzle that Zen Buddhists use during meditation to help them unravel greater truths about the world and about themselves. What is the sound of one hand clapping? If a tree falls in the […]


ZTE to expand digital TV service offering in Pakistan

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BEIJING – China’s ZTE is expanding its partnership in Pakistan to extend digital television services into more regions of the country, including in remote mountainous areas, Zhang Zhenhui, executive vice president at the company, told CNBC on Saturday. The Shenzhen-based tech and telecom company will sign the agreement on Sunday (today) at China’s Belt and […]


Nisar orders crackdown on anti-army material online

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday ordered the cybercrime wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take action against those involved in an anti-army campaign on social media platforms. “Under constitutional guidelines on freedom of expression, unwarranted criticism of security forces and other institutions responsible for the defence of the realm […]


Pakistan Press Foundation is concerned over the detention of six online media activists

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand has expressed concern over the detention of six online media activists including human rights lawyer Prawet Praphanukul and activist Danai Tibsuya under lèse majesté law. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged the government of Thailand instead of […]


PEMRA warns TV channels not to air unverified news about civil-military ties

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has warned all TV channels against airing unverified and unconfirmed news or comments about the civil-military relations. The authority, in a statement issued on Friday, asked all news and current affairs TV channels, its employees, panellists and anchorpersons to refrain from presenting any unconfirmed news or analysis related […]


Indian channels being aired despite PEMRA’s instructions

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Kandhkot – The local cable operators continue to air the Indian content in defiance of the directives of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). PEMRA has imposed ban on airing Indian content in Pakistan, and, in this connection, it has directed the cable operators, owners of TV channels as well as radio stations not to […]


Dawn Leaks: Army’s misgivings taken care of, says Nisar

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ISLAMABAD: A day after the standoff between the civil government and the military establishment over the thorny issue of ‘Dawn Leaks’ ended, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has claimed that all “misunderstandings have been taken care of and the matter is settled now”. On Wednesday, ISPR Director-General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor ‘withdrew’ the April 29 […]


PM Nawaz, Gen Qamar offer security assurances for PEMRA staff

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ISLAMABAD: Days after the media watchdog’s chief expressed his serious concerns about alleged threats to him and employees of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa have taken notice of the issue and assured their complete support. “This is a welcome step and investigations are already […]


Pemra fines channel over derogatory remarks

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed a fine of Rs100,000 on Geo News over ‘derogatory remarks’ directed at Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) chief Mahmood Khan Achakzai and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman in one of its programme on February 12. In a statement, Pemra said two guests, Ijaz […]


OBITUARY: Journalist Mooraj passes away

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Eminent journalist and writer Anwar Mooraj passed away on Wednesday morning. He was 86. He leaves two sons. Mr Mooraj was born in London on Feb 15, 1931. He belonged to a distinguished family from Bhopal and went to Doon School, Dehradun. After Partition, his family migrated to Pakistan. He graduated from the London School […]


Govt, army draw a line under Dawn probe saga

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ISLAMABAD: The standoff between the military and the civilian government over the recommendations issued in the wake of an inquiry into a Dawn story finally ended on Wednesday after the army’s spokesperson announced the decision to withdraw its controversial tweet. The April 29 tweet by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor […]