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Pakistan: Directive by electronic media regulator imposes restrictions on coverage of health services

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on June 25 introduced a set of restrictive directives for reporting and coverage of COVID-19 by television channels. The restrictions imposed in the directives include “any violence at hospitals, emergency situation, attack, offensive behavior towards healthcare workers may not be telecast in order to protect honor and dignity […]


PEMRA issues guidelines to media houses for COVID-19 coverage

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority ( PEMRA) on Thursday asked all electronic media houses to ensure continuity of dedicated public awareness campaigns to sensitize people on coronavirus pandemic and to support the efforts and sacrifices being made by healthcare workers across the country. While issuing directives and guidelines for electronic media licensees for […]


RSF calls for immediate withdrawal of IOK new media policy

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Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called for an immediate withdrawal of the new Media Policy announced by India for occupied Kashmir. A statement issued by the RSF said the Indian government assumes the right to harass journalists and media judicially and economically through the policy if the local press publishes content it doesn’t like. […]


Pakistan- ‘Afghan refugees deserve more coverage on mainstream media’

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PESHAWAR: It would be ideal if there is a separate channel for highlighting problems of Afghan refugees and citizens and if it is not possible now then at least a full program must be dedicated for Afghans, their problems, training and awareness, says Afghan journalist Qandi Safi. TNN arranged a special program ‘Problems in access […]


We’re becoming stories when booked under black laws: Zahra

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An award-winning Kashmir-based photojournalist, Masarrat Zahra, who was last month booked under draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for her social media posts, has said that the Kashmiri journalists are also becoming stories, when they are beaten by Indian troops and booked under draconian laws like UAPA. On Thursday, Zahra was named the winner of the […]


Digitalization of PTV, expansion of cable TV network, launch of DTH service mass media targets

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ISLAMABAD, Jun 12 (APP):The government’s initiatives for next financial year 2020-21 include digitalization of terrestrial network of Pakistan Television Corporation (PTVC), and expansion of cable TV network to rural and far flung areas, Direct to Home Television (DTH) and Over the Top (OTT) Media platforms which deliver film and TV content through Internet. Annual Development […]


‘New media licenses to inject $3bn investment’

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ISLAMABAD: Growth of Pakistan’s media industry has multiplied rapidly over the past decade, with a cumulative investment worth approximately $4-5 billion, and the sector providing employment to over 300,000 people. New licenses issued by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) would inject investment of approximately $2-3 billion, according to the Economic Survey 2019-2020 released […]


PTV orders probe into map mistake in the program Nukta-e-Imtiaz

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ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) on Tuesday ordered constituting an inquiry committee to probe the matter of an incorrect map shown during the program Nukta-e-Imtiaz last week. An office order from the PTV’s controller administration and personnel said an incorrect map of Pakistan was televised, which was an act of negligence by relevant officials and caused […]


Non-payment of salaries by media outlets: Senate body seeks response from Information Ministry

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Tuesday sought response from the ministry regarding the non-payment of dues by media outlets. The meeting was held here under its Chairman Senator Faisal Javed. It deliberated on further proposed amendments to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Ordinance 2002 to suspend the licences of […]


Is Bol TV guilty or only a victim of media politics?

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KARACHI: In three separate lawsuits filed with the Sindh High Court, Labaik Pvt Limited is being sued for a collective $16 million for violation of Section 22 (1) of the Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisements) Code of Conduct, 2015. As a parent company to a diploma mill and BOL TV, Labaik Pvt Limited is facing […]


Fawad assails PTV Home for taking pride on other country’s production

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ISLAMABAD – Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Hussain Chaudhry has expressed displeasure over state television – PTV Home – for taking pride on other country’s production ‘Al-Tughral’, which is being on aired in Urdu language at Pakistan television. Fawad Chaudhry, in his tweets, reprimanded PTV Home for taking pride and credit on Turkish Drama […]


PTV News announces new shows under content revamp

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Television (PTV) News will launch nine new shows today (Monday) in the first phase of what it is calling a comprehensive content revamp plan. A statement issued by PTV said this plan includes the introduction of new anchors, newscasters, sets and screen graphics on PTV News. “The new content strategy has been devised […]


PTV to launch new sequence of programmes from June 1

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As part of the comprehensive content revamp plan PTV is going to launch a new sequence of programmes on PTV News from June 1, 2020, with contemporary settings. This was stated by the Chairman Board of Directors PTV, Arshad Khan, after chairing the meeting of the Board’s subcommittee on Strategy and Business Development in Islamabad […]


Two Radio Pakistan staffers die of Covid-19

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ISLAMABAD: Two Radio Pakistan staffers died from Covid-19 on Thursday. The deceased include a senior broadcast engineer and an Urdu newscaster. They were both associated with Radio Pakistan for 20 years. According to an official statement issued by the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), Senior Broadcast Engineer Mohammad Ashfaq, 48, was a regular Radio Pakistan employee […]