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Pemra advises channels not to ‘demean individuals’

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Islamabad: The electronic media regulator has advised all satellite TV channels not to “demean individuals representing various political parties and law enforcement agencies through caricatures, animated characters, photo-shopped images and funny memes”. Although the main sufferers of such portrayal in the electronic media are the PPP and the PML-N, these parties maintain that such advisories […]


TV channel fined over malicious video clip

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Islamabad: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed Rs1 million fine on News OneTV channel for airing ‘malicious’ content against National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal on May 23 According to Pemra’s order, M/s Airwaves Media Pvt Ltd (News Onechannel) repeatedly flashed audio and video clips allegedly showing the NAB chairman […]


Plea for PTM coverage ban: Freedom of expression not unlimited, says IHC

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) once again on Monday sought a reply from the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) chief Manzoor Pashteen, Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir MNAs for maligning the state institutions. Justice Aamir Farooq resumed the hearing of the petition seeking ban on the media coverage of the PTM. The court issued notices […]


Pakistan’s media regulator issues notices to TV channels for violating its decision

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on June 1, 2019 issued show cause notices to 14 TV channels for violating its advice to avoid commenting on reference filed against the Supreme Court and High Court judges with the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC). On May 31, PEMRA, the regulator of television and radio stations in Pakistan,  […]


IHC maintains stay order on issuance of new TV licences

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Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday maintained its stay order till June 10 against issuance of new TV licences by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). The bench directed the chairman Pemra and board members to submit an affidavit, assuring that the rights of current licence holders’ wouldn’t be affected. The counsel of […]


SHC directs Pemra to submit progress report

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Monday directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to submit a progress report regarding its council of complaint’s action on complaints of the Karachi University and its associate professor against three private TV channels for telecasting defamatory programmes and talk show. The direction came on the petition of Dr. […]


NAB debunks fabricated TV report maligning its chairman

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KARACHI: News One, a private news channel, was left red-faced and had to tender a public apology after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) denied a story aired by the channel showing a purported conversation of the NAB chairman with an unnamed woman. The NAB rejected in a statement the report about NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed […]


Pemra defends issuance of licences for new TV channels

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Islamabad: The Pakis­tan Electronic Media Regu­latory Authority (Pemra) has defended the issuance of licences for new satellite television channels and requested the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to dismiss a petition filed by the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA). Pemra informed the IHC on Wednesday that a representation filed by the PBA against the issuance of the […]


The Media Crisis

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The problems facing the profession of journalism are myriad and also universal – much of which has to do with the changing nature of information dissemination and the disruption it has caused among established orders of news publication. It is less a question of which method is chosen – online, social media, print or broadcast […]


PPF condemns closure of 15 stations in Congo

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo has expressed concern over the shutdown of at least fifteen private and community based broadcasting stations. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned this action of closing the stations and urged the authorities to […]


Ex-servicemen’s TV appearance: IHC moved against Pemra order

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Islamabad: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) notification, binding the retired servicemen to obtain permission from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) for appearing in any private television channels talk shows as a defence analyst, has been challenged in the Islamabad High Court. Col Inamur Rahim (retd) stated in his petition that Pemra’s notification, issued […]


IHC warns information secretary to appoint PTV MD

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Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday warned the information secretary to appoint a Pakistan Television (PTV) managing director within three months or face the consequences. Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani disposed of two identical petitions seeking the appointment of a PTV managing director and observed that the post has been vacant for more than 18 months, while the […]


PFUJ slams govt for imposing ban on ads for Dawn

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ISLAMABAD: The Paki­stan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned the government’s decision to impose a ban on advertisements to the Dawn Media Group and termed it a move against media freedom. Afzal Butt, who heads his own faction of the PFUJ, and Ayub Jan Sarhandi, its secretary general, said in a statement on Friday […]


SHC bars three TV channels from telecasting news about professor

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Friday directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority council of complaints to look into the complaints of Karachi University and its associate professor against private TV channels and ensure compliance of the law and the regulations. The direction came on the petition of Dr. Mohammad Osama Shafiq, who filed […]