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UN Human Rights Committee asks Pakistan about crimes against journalists

Pakistan Press Foundation

There has been a clear deterioration in the safety of journalists, the problem of impunity and of freedom of expression online. These were the main findings of the report submitted to the 120th session of UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in collaboration with IFEX, the global network defending and […]

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Pemra issues warning to music channel

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday issued a warning to 8XM music channel for exhibiting an indecent and objectionable song on February 26 in violation of the code of conduct implemented on the Supreme Court’s directives. According to a Pemra press release issued here, the authority received countless complaints against the channel […]

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IHC allows Amir Liaquat to conduct his show

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday allowed anchorperson Dr Amir Liaquat Hussain to conduct his show on a private television channel, suspending the ban imposed on his programme by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). Pemra had banned Amir Liaquat’s show Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga for ‘hate speech’ in January. Following the court […]

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Pemra chief asked to move SC against LHC decision on DTH licences

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Monday directed the authority chairman to file an appeal with the Supreme Court against the Lahore High Court (LHC) decision of setting aside DTH licences auction. At its 125th meeting here, Pemra asked its Chairman Absar Alam about the delay in going against the LHC decision.  It […]

Front Page, Media Development


Rush for ‘Breaking News’ putting journalists at risk: Press Clubs’ reps

Pakistan Press Foundation

Press clubs’ representatives from across Pakistan agreed that the rush for breaking news combined with the unprofessional attitude of editors, newsroom personnel and media houses leave journalists working in the field vulnerable and at risk. This was the consensus at the ‘National Consultative Dialogue on the Safety of Journalists,’ organized by the Pakistan Press Foundation […]

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Pemra fines channels for airing offensive material

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has fined News One Channel for fanning ethnic divide and provincial hatred and also fined TV One and Abb Takk channels for airing offensive material. The Pemra Council of Complaints in its 29th meeting held in Karachi with Prof Inam Bari in the chair upheld its previous […]

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Pemra imposes Rs3m fine on 17 channels in three months

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed fine worth Rs3 million to various satellite channels for violations of code of conduct since December 1, 2015. An official source said Thursday that fines had been imposed on 17 television channels including Samaa TV, Din News, ARY News, Ab Takk, Value TV, News One, Channel […]

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Dar issues notice to ARY for airing false facts in programme

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: A spokesman for the Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar Thursday said a complaint had been lodged with the Pemra against the ARY Communications Private Ltd and one of its anchorpersons for publishing and broadcasting defamatory statements in a programme. It should be noted that this was not the first time that the said […]

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Pemra imposes fines on TV channels

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Council of Complaints Lahore in its 59th meeting held under the chairmanship of Dr Mehdi Hasan on Wednesday. The Council recommended imposition of a Rs 100,000 fine on Channel-24 for conducting malicious and defamatory programs by its anchor Mubashar Lucman against Punjab Police and also directed the channel to […]

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Pemra chief empowered to take TV channels off air

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has assumed powers to stop any channel from broadcasting for a limited period of time. The Pemra board granted these powers to Chairman Absar Alam after they were told that the regulator had failed to implement its code of conduct over ‘re-enactment programmes’ due […]

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Pemra body for cancellation of three cable TV licenses in Sibi

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Council of Complaints (CoC) Balochistan on Tuesday recommended cancellation of three cable TV licenses in Sibi district for being non- operational. The recommendation was given in its meeting held under the chairmanship of Prof Agha Muhammad Nasir at Pemra regional office Quetta, said a press release issued here. […]

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Pemra empowers its chief to shut down any channel

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Pemra has delegated powers to shut down any channels instantly upon violating the code of conduct for media to its chairman Absar Alam. Pemra has taken notice of exaggerated coverage of protests and stated that such attempts have created panic in society and can risk people’s life and limb. It said some channels are […]

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Pemra wants channel to be fined for inciting democratic govt removal

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Pemra Council of Complaints Saturday recommended a fine of Rs100 000 to ARY News on charges of incitement for dislodging the democratic setup. Hearing a complaint lodged by Shanila Sikandar against the ARY News programme “Sawal Ye Hai” hosted by Dr Danish, the council in its 32nd meeting with Prof Shamim Humayun in […]

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Pemra takes notice of information minister’s alleged threats against TV anchor

Pakistan Press Foundation

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) took notice on Sunday of a complaint against Information Minister Pervez Rashid for allegedly threatening an anchor of a private TV channel on air. According to a press statement released by the regulatory authority, Dr Shahid Masood filed a complaint against the federal minister for criticising him and […]

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