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Pemra hears 29 channels viewpoint on fake blast report

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday conducted a hearing of 29 TV channels with regard to airing fake news of a blast in Gulberg, Lahore on February 23. The TV channels through their representatives submitted their replies to the show cause notices.  It may be mentioned here that following a blast […]

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PPF condemns the arson attack on Ukrainian journalist’s car

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 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Volodymyr Groysman, Prime Minister of Ukraine, expressed concern over the arson attack on a journalist Sergei Guz’s car by unknown perpetrators in the morning of February 12, 2017 in Kamianske (Dneprodzerzhinsk). PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged the government of Ukraine to take […]

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PPF seeks investigation of publisher’s murder in Philippines

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Pakistan Press Freedom (PPF), in a letter to President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte, expressed concern over the murder of newspaper publisher Larry Que on December 19. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged the government of Philippines to investigate the incident to establish motive and to bring the perpetrators to justice. According […]

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BoI bars officers from sharing information with media

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ISLAMABAD: The Board of Investment (BOI) has barred all its officers at federal and provincial levels from sharing any information with media persons. Instead of sharing information with potential investors and public at large to promote investments in this part of the world, in a strange directives given to all officers both at federal and […]

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Media misreporting PIA assets’ facts, Zubair tells Senate body

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ISLAMABAD: Privatisation Commission Chairman Muhammad Zubair informed the Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet that the facts about the evaluation of PIA property were misreported in the media. The Commission was responsible to re-evaluate the PIA assets in accordance with its current market value if the government went for any such move. He said the senate […]

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Media’s role vital for rule of law reforms: PILDAT experts

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Karachi: The media’s role is vital for bringing about rule of law reforms. This observation was made by experts of the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT) at a dialogue with media persons on rule of law reforms on Friday. Criminal justice and legal experts said immediate reforms were needed in Pakistan, especially […]

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Development Communication’ termed master piece for students

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Islamabad: A book titled ‘Development Communication,’ which highlights the importance of communication in development sectors, was launched here yesterday by Rifah International University. The book is written by Dr Abdul Jabbar Khan who is a faculty member of Rifah Institute of Media Sciences while Managing Director, Associated Press of Pakistan (APP), Masood Malik graced the […]

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Press freedom?

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Pemra has reportedly banned media coverage of proscribed organisations, including the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jamatud Dawa (JuD) and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF). According to a circular issued by the media watchdog, the “Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Interior, under [the] National Action Plan (NAP) have banned all kind of coverage of banned JuD, LeT and […]

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SJC warns media against reporting on its sessions

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC), which has taken up a number of misconduct references against superior court judges, took an unusual step on Thursday when it warned the media not to publish or air news items about the council without verification or confirmation from the council’s secretariat. A strongly-worded handout issued after the SJC’s […]

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Media industry way behind its potential

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ISLAMABAD: Pemra formed in March 2002 has failed to realize the true potential of the electronic media industry due to appointments of government officials as chairman or acting chairman without any media background in contravention of Pemra Ordinance and against judgments of Supreme Court. The media and entertainment industry accounts for 2-3 % of GDPs […]

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Pemra monitoring TV coverage of banned groups

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ISLAMABAD: Even as confusion reigns among news channels regarding the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (Pemra) latest directives, the regulator has begun the strict implementation of its recent orders to curtail coverage of all 72 banned organisations. Pemra issued directives on Nov 2, stating, “All satellite TV channels / FM radios are strictly directed not […]

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PTI regrets media hype on divorce

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) yesterday expressed regret at the manner in which media is giving malicious, conjecturing and rumours about the breakup of Chairman Imran Khan’s marriage with Reham Khan. Spokesperson to Chairman PTI Dr Shireen Mazari in a statement categorically rejected all stories of vast monetary settlements made to Reham Khan and said […]

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Private media not allowed to cover Population Summit

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ISLAMABAD: Even though this week, many government officials and members of private organisations stressed that the government was making the issue of population growth a priority and that the media could play an important role in creating awareness about it, private media was not allowed to cover the Population Summit 2015 that began on Thursday. […]

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Ill intent: JuD to challenge media blackout in court

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ISLAMABAD: Days after the top media regulatory body banned media coverage of proscribed groups, including a charity linked to the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, the Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) said on Wednesday it would challenge the blackout in court. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday directed broadcasters to refrain from covering dozens of […]

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