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Pakistan Press Foundation issues call for applications for Fellowship program on Media Safety and Impunity

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Last date: Thursday, February 27, 2020 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has issued a call for applications for Fellowship program on Media Safety and Impunity in Pakistan. The fellowship program aims to promote freedom of expression by providing support to media professionals to produce stories related to issues on Media Safety and Impunity. The fellowship programs […]


World Radio Day celebrated in KP for the first time

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PESHAWAR: The newly formed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Radio Broadcasters Forum celebrated the World Radio Day here Thursday. It was the first time that the World Radio Day was celebrated in Peshawar. The cabinet of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Radio Broadcasters Forum took oath of office from senior journalist and broadcaster Rahimullah Yusufzai. The cabinet embodied diversity as […]


Radio is not dying, rather thriving the world over, moot told

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KARACHI: The radio professionals, broadcasters and people associated with the industry gathered at the Arts Council on Thursday to mark World Radio Day and strongly negated the impression that the mode of communication, entertainment and information had lost its credibility and popularity in the world. They said that except for Pakistan, radio was still thriving […]


Senate on Human Rights rejects PEMRA’s move to regulate web TV content

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Earlier this month, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) called for regulating web television and over-the-top (OTT) content services in the country. However, recent reports suggest that the Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights has rejected the proposed move. After the committee called PEMRA Chairman, Saleem Baig, for a briefing about the authority’s recent proposal, […]


Senate panel wants journalists’ dues to be cleared by 25th

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ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary panel on Tuesday expressed concern over non-payment of salaries to journalists by private media organisations and called for clearing their pending dues by Feb 25. The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting, which met here under the chairmanship of Senator Faisal Javed Khan, also directed journalist bodies, including the Parliamentary Reporters […]


Web TV, OTT media service: Senate panel rejects Pemra’s proposed move

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A Senate panel on Monday rejected a proposed move to be initiated by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for regulating web TV and over-the-top (OTT) media service in the country following the authority failed to establish its jurisdiction for doing so before the house’s body. The Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights which […]


Newspapers to be given ads on merit: Sindh minister

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KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information Syed Nasir Hussain Shah on Thursday said that the process of giving advertisements to the newspapers would be made more transparent. Talking to the officers of Sindh Information Department in Karachi, after assuming the charge of the Information Ministry, he said that dummy newspapers should also be identified so that […]


Radio Pakistan launches special songs for Kashmir Solidarity Day

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ISLAMABAD – Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan on Monday said PM Imran Khan’s visit to Malaysia will strengthen economic ties between the two countries and solidify bilateral strategic partnership. She he said Imran Khan’s second visit to Malaysia after assuming the office of the prime minister reflects growing ties […]


PTV refutes plans to raise license fee

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Television Corporation said it recorded profit of Rs 300 million in fiscal year 2018-19 and that reports about increase of license fee from Rs 35 to Rs 100 are baseless. Due to the revamping and reforms agenda, corporation has recorded an operation profit Rs300 million in Fiscal Year 2018-19 after consecutive loss of previous […]


Need stressed for transparency in giving ads to media

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Wednesday acknowledged the need for digitisation in the attached departments of the information and broadcasting ministry to bring transparency, especially in giving advertisements to media. “As long as we do not minimise human interaction and reduce the discretionary powers of the officials the […]


Illegal recruitment: IHC issues notices to Pemra

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued a notice to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) in a petition challenging the illegal recruitment in the regulatory body. A single member bench, comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah, heard the petition on January 14 and issued notices to the federation, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, […]


Kaira lashes out at PM for suggesting masses to avoid newspaper, TV

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LAHORE -PPP has expressed surprise on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s suggestion to the masses to avoid reading newspapers and watching TV channels for failing ‘propaganda’ by the opposition against performance of the government. PPP Punjab President Qamar Zaman Kaira said that the PM was advising people to stay away from newspapers and TV channels at the […]


Federal govt stops release of Zindagi Tamasha

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LAHORE: The Punjab government has stopped the release of Sarmad Khoosat’s upcoming film Zindagi Tamasha and formed a committee to review the movie. The film, written by Nirmal Bano, a fresh graduate from NCA, was set to release on January 24, 2020. Directed and co-produced by Sarmad Khoosat along with his sister Kanwal Khoosat, Zindagi […]


Notices to Pemra, censor board on plea against drama serial

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LAHORE: A civil judge on Wednesday issued notices to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Central Censor Board and other respondents on a petition seeking an order to halt the final episode of popular television drama serial “Mere Pass Tum Ho”. Ms Maham filed the petition through her counsel Majid Chaudhry, pleading that the […]