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PPF condemns closure of two radio stations in Mongala

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Bruno Tshibala, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has expressed concern over the closure of two radio stations in Mongala on October 9. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned this act, declaring it an attack of media freedom. PPF also urged the […]

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Radio Pakistan DG not allowed to attend office by protesting employees

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ISLAMABAD: Despite an announcement by the government that the plan to lease out the headquarters of Radio Pakistan has been shelved, angry employees on Thursday forced the director general out of his office to lodge their protest, forcing the information minister to issue a statement saying that action would be taken against those involved in […]

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Govt delays leasing out Radio Pakistan premises by one-month

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government has given one month’s time to the management of Radio Pakistan to table a plan to bring out the state-run broadcaster from the financial crisis it is currently facing. The federal government had given directives t lease out Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation headquarters building in the federal capital. However, the one […]

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Fawad soothes Radio Pakistan employees

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ISLAMABAD:Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and Communication convinced disenchanted Radio Pakistan employees who held demonstration outside the headquarters on Monday against the decision of government to shift the building to a new location. Hundreds of Radio Pakistan employees gathered outside Radio Pakistan Headquarter building in Islamabad and chanted slogans against government’s move of shifting Radio […]

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Radio Pakistan employees protest against govt decision to lease out PBC HQs’

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Employees of Radio Pakistan on Monday held a peaceful demonstration in Islamabad and other Units of the organization across the country in protest against the decision of the government to lease out Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation Headquarters building. Employees of all the wings of the national broadcaster participated in the demonstrations and demanded the government to […]

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Govt to lease out Radio Pakistan HQ

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ISLAMABAD:Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday said the building of Radio Pakistan will be given on lease to build Pak Media University and in this regard it has asked for proposal from the department concerned. While responding over a letter shared in the official Whatsapp group of Ministry of […]

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Dosti channel: Can radio bring two countries closer?

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ISLAMABAD: For Chan Xing, he had never thought that his study of the Urdu language would one day enable him to play a key role in bringing the people of two countries together. But then, the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project kicked off and the radio professional found himself calling upon every ounce of […]

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Wah varsity launches FM radio

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TAXILA: The University of Wah on Tuesday launched its radio station – FM 101.8 to promote educational and literary activities in twin cities of Taxila and Wah, and its surrounding areas. Chairman, Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF), Lt Gen Sadiq Ali inaugurated the radio station, in the presence of POF officials, faculty members and varsity administration. […]

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PPF condemns demolition of Nigeria’s Fresh FM radio station

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria has expressed concern over the demolition on August 19, of the Music House in Ibadan city, which houses the offices of Fresh FM, a radio station owned by music producer Yinka Ayefele. His music studio was also in the same building. PPF […]

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First Russian language radio channel launched

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ISLAMABAD – The first online Russian language Radio News broadcasting has launched its services on Pakistan Independence day (Tuesday) for linking South Asian countries to Russian speaking listeners. The project, launched on 71st Independence Day of Pakistan would help promoting cultural activities, music and social developments of South Asian , Central Asian and Eastern European […]

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FBR chairman, interior, information secretaries removed as permanent members of PEMRA

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The federal government on Friday issued amendments in the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Ordinance of 2002, Radio Pakistan reported. According to the ordinance, federal govt can issue directives only on PEMRA’s policy matters and in accordance with Article 19. However, PEMRA will not be bound to accept all instructions issued by the government. […]

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President promulgates new Pemra Ordinance

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ISLAMABAD – In order to minimise the influence of federal government on the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, the President of Pakistan has promulgated an Ordinance minimising Authority’s members and giving representation to Pakistan Broadcasting Association and general public. The newly-promulgated Ordinance, which may be called the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Ordinance 2018, […]

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Media’s questionable role

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The Supreme Court bench hearing suo moto notice proceedings of the abusive language used at the Faizabad sit-in has expressed grave concern over the role of some media outlets in inflaming religious passions – a worry shared by a large body of public opinion. In a stinging indictment of the irresponsible manner in which certain […]

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PTV, Radio Pakistan to launch dedicated children content: Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD: ISLAMABAD, Nov 6 (APP): Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb on Monday informed the Senate that dedicated efforts were being made to enhance duration of programmes for children on Pakistan Television (PTV) and Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC). Speaking in the House on a resolution moved by Senator Karim Ahmed […]

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