March 19, 2023 | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)
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Daily Archives: March 19, 2023

Veteran broadcaster Rashid Ashraf passes away

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Veteran author, broadcaster and journalist Syed Rashid Ashraf, known for his long association with BBC Urdu, passed away early on Saturday morning at his home in the Bromley area of London. He was 91. Mr Ashraf joined BBC Urdu in the 60s and remained associated with the publication even after retirement, mentoring young journalists. Born […]

Bol News ‘off air’ for live coverage of PTI-police clashes

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ISLAMABAD: The electronic media regulator has slapped a ban on Bol News for the live coverage of clashes between law enforcement personnel and the PTI workers in the federal capital. The two sides came face to face on Saturday when PTI Chairman Imran Khan arrived to appear before a judge in the Toshakhana case. As […]

Pemra imposes ban on live coverage of events at Islamabad Judicial Complex

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Saturday barred television channels from the live coverage of rallies or public gatherings and said that “today, a ban has been imposed on coverage of any party, person, or organisation.” According to Pemra, the prohibition order includes a ban on any procession or rally being staged today at […]

Pemra Ban on Coverage of Public Gatherings Illegal: Rights Bodies

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Lawyers, journalists and press bodies have condemned the ban imposed by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) “live/recorded coverage of any kind of coverage of any kind of rally, public gathering, procession by any party, organisation and individual etc. for today i.e. March 18, 2023 including from the Judicial Complex, Islamabad.” The PEMRA order, […]

Media workers’ woes remain unheard but TV Channels enjoy govt’s blessings

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Reflecting the overall deterioration of almost all spheres of life in Pakistan, the state of media is no exemption and the Journalist Community is battling the severe financial issues for the last few years. Also regrettably the issues being faced by the Journalist Community are multifaceted as not only their freedom of expression is merely […]