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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 […]


‘Govt not to table PMRA bill without CPNE input’

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Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has assured the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) that the bill for the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) will not be presented in the assembly without consulting the CPNE. Dr Awan said this on Friday during a meeting with the CPNE President Arif […]


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 […]


PM orders release of outstanding dues to media before Eid

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Islamabad  –   Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday directed the Ministry of Information to hold immediate consultations with PBA and APNS regarding payment of outstanding dues. Chairing a high-level meeting to have detailed deliberations on outstanding dues and payments of print and electronic media, Imran Khan directed the Ministry to take practical steps for the […]


Apex court orders municipal authorities to unseal Sukkur Press Club

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Islamabad: The Sup­reme Court on Wednesday ordered de-sealing of the existing Sukkur Press Club and directed the authorities concerned to provide a suitable alternative place for setting up facilities for media personnel of the area. A three-judge bench headed by acting Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed which took up a dispute between Sukkur Municipal Corporation and […]


Punjab CM orders clearing ads payment of media houses soon

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Lahore: Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has directed clearing the outstanding advertisements dues of media houses and newspapers soon and ordered for forming a high-level committee for their payment. In this connection, the chief minister chaired a meeting at his office Wednesday in which matters pertaining to the payment of dues were discussed. Punjab Information Minister […]


SHC stops APNS implementing March resolution

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Karachi: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday directed the All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) not to take any coercive action against some members of the society on basis of its resolution passed during its annual general meeting on March 30, 2019. The SHC judge, Arshad Hussain Khan, issued the order during the first hearing for […]


IPO, Pemra pledge to protect artist community’s rights

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Islamabad: Intellectual Property Organisation (IPO) and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Tuesday pledged to protect the rights of artist community by introducing music royalties and music copyrights in this industry. The commitment came during a meeting between, IPO-Pakistan Chairman Mujeeb Ahmed Khan and Pemra Chairman Saleem Baig, a statement said. The heads of both […]


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 […]


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 […]


PPF condemns the shutdown of two radio stations in Ghana

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana has expressed concern over the shutdown of Accra based Radio Gold and Radio XYZ. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the shutdown of both radio stations and urged the management of stations and the regulator to discuss […]


CPNE concerned at ban on govt ads to Dawn group

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) on Thursday expressed grave concern over a ban imposed by the federal government on advertisement to the Dawn Media Group, calling it a move against freedom of expression. In a statement, CPNE president Arif Nizami, senior vice president Imtinan Shahid and secretary general Jabbar Khattak said the […]


Ramazan transmission: minister asks TV channels not to air ‘indecent’ programmes

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Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan has urged private channels not to broadcast indecent programmes in the name of Ramazan transmission. During the Question Hour session of National Assembly, the minister said that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) monitors contents of about 55 private channels to check whether they are […]