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Zero tolerance for Indian content on TV channels: Pemra chairman

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PESHAWAR: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig on Saturday said that zero tolerance policy was adopted against showing Indian content and TV channels. He said this while chairing a meeting of Pemra here at the regional office. The chairman said those violating Pemra rules and regulations would be prosecuted as par […]


Distressed media

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TV ANCHORS must be trained to remain calm, objective and adept at navigating and defusing tense on-air situations. But in a recent evening talk show, one anchor reacted violently to his panellist. Viewers pointed out the undeniably political and gendered dimensions of his inflammatory outburst. But few saw the behaviour as pathological — irrational agitation […]


Governor Imran Ismail calls for speeding up shifting of TV cables from poles

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Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has stressed the need for speeding up the process of shifting Internet service and TV cables from the poles of K-Electric (KE) and other utility services in the city and laying them underground. He made this point while talking to a delegation of the Cable Operators Association led by its Chairman […]


Cable operators agree not to suspend internet, TV transmissions

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KARACHI: The cable operators have agreed not to suspend the internet and TV transmissions anymore following resolution of their dispute with the K-Electric (KE) in a meeting with the Commissioner Karachi on Wednesday. The suspension of the internet and TV services had become a nagging problem for Karachiites for the past few days as the […]


Cable operators hold second token strike in Karachi

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Cable Operators and Internet Association held a second token strike on Tuesday from 7pm to 10pm; however, the internet connections weren’t suspended in the city. The association also held a meeting with the Commissioner Karachi, Iftikhar Shallwani, which was futile. Today, the commissioner will hold another meeting with the association along […]


TV, internet suspended as cable operators strike in Karachi

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KARACHI: Cable operators across the metropolis suspended TV and internet services from 7pmto 9pm on Monday as a protest against K-Electric (KE) for deliberately cutting the cables of various fibre broadband providers. All Pakistan Cable Operators Association (APCOA) and the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) also announced that they would observe the strike on Tuesday (today) […]


Pemra bars BOL News from airing content against Geo News

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has stopped private TV channel BOL News from broadcasting or rebroadcasting any content against the Geo Group, its management and their families immediately. In case of non-compliance, legal action would be initiated against M/s Labbaik (Pvt) Ltd, the parent company of BOL News. In its order, it […]


NA body’s directive to PTV management

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SLAMABAD: National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting has directed the PTV management to come up with the proposals to streamline their system so that Committee could take them appropriate forum for their amicable solution. The Committee met with Member National Assembly (MNA) Mian Javed Latif in the chair in Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory […]


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 […]