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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 […]


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 […]


Radio Pakistan Larkana’s broadcast range widened

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LARKANA: Broadcast range of Radio Pakistan Larkana has increased to cover a radius of over 300 kilometres after the installation of high-power 100 kW medium wave transmitter near Chuharpur village on Larkana-Naudero road, said Ali Murad Tanveri, director Larkana station on Friday. He said that PBC director general Sheeraz Latif accompanied by director programmes Fayyaz […]


20 transferred from Radio Pakistan, Khairpur

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KHAIRPUR: Following the recent transfer of Radio Pakistan’s Khairpur station programme manager, two deputy controllers, a senior producer, a broadcast engineer and some 20 lower cadre staff have been transferred to other stations located far from their respective areas of residence like Loralai, Bhitshah, Islamabad and Larkana. The affected officials and employees said the arrangement […]


The power of radio

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MARK Tully recently wrote, “Whenever I talk to students of journalism in India about radio I am told ‘It’s dead. Killed by television’. As the presenter of a radio programme broadcast in Britain I know that’s certainly not true there.” In India, however, “while the government has lost control over television it retains a monopoly […]


پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) نے تحقیقاتی رپورٹنگ فیلوشپس کے لیے درخواستیں طلب کرلیں

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کراچی، 13 مارچ: پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) نے تحقیقاتی رپورٹنگ فیلوشپ کے لیے پاکستانی صحافیوں سے درخواستیں طلب کرلیں۔ فیلوشپس “پاکستان میں تحقیقاتی صحافت میں معاونت” کے منصوبے کا حصہ ہے جس کا مقصد ذرائع ابلاغ سے وابستہ افراد کو عوامی مفادات بشمول حکومت، شفافیت، صنف، بدعنوانی اور انسانی حقوق سے متعلق معاملات […]


Radio still popular mass medium: speakers

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PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), Peshawar station, marked its 82nd anniversary at its main hall here on Monday. Noted folk artists performed through live marathon transmission. Senior Pashto singer Khial Mohammad was chief guest at the event while MPA Zarin Zia chaired the function. Speaking on the occasion, the MPA said that radio Peshawar […]


Radio Muzaffarabad

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A REPORT in this newspaper a few days ago brought to light a story that is heartbreaking for all those who believe in institutions and the power of communication. The venerable institution of Azad Kashmir Radio Muzaffarabad, once the recipient of near-unanimous praise for the quality of its programming and with a listenership that extended […]


Media ignoring regional languages

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ISLAMABAD: Weakening editorial strength in print and electronic media has adversely impacted regional languages. However, radio remains a bright light among modern media which allots at least 50 per cent of its air time to regional languages. These views were expressed by panellists at a session on the impact of media on mother languages on the […]


SALU observes World Radio Day

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SUKKUR: World Radio Day was observed by the Department of Media Studies, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur. The department observed the day, following the proclamation of The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2012. The department observed this day by using the slogan “Radio is You” in collaboration with the Radio Pakistan, […]


Radio programmes on gender-based violence launched

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KARACHI: Uks, research, resource and publication centre working for women empowerment, gender equality and equity within and through the media, has launched a series of radio programmes to show solidarity with the 16-day international campaign against gender-based violence starting on Friday. The theme of this year is ‘From peace in the home to peace in […]


Dawn shouldn’t be asked to reveal source: press council

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ISLAMABAD: The country’s print media watchdog on Thursday resolved that the committee constituted by the government to investigate the source of the leak behind Dawn’s Oct 6 story should not proceed against the newspaper or insist that it disclose its source. The unanimous view expressed by the Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) is a landmark […]


67 cities awarded FM radio licences

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ISLAMABAD – Total of 67 cities were awarded FM Radio licences in 9th phase of FM licencing during a two-day open bidding process, which concluded yesterday. The bidding was held on November 7-8, 2016 at the PEMRA Headquarters, Islamabad. Total of 53 companies participated in the bidding for 77 FM Radio licences. The bidding for […]


PEMRA to implement CoD of electronic media

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ISLAMABAD – Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Absar Alam yesterday said the PEMRA will play its role in implementation of electronic media Code of Conduct. He was talking to media persons here on the occasion of bidding process for auction of FM licences for 67 cities. He asked the media houses to promote […]