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IHC reserves verdict in PBA’s plea

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ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court Tuesday reserved its verdict in a petition of the Pakistan Broadcasting Association seeking stay order against PEMRA’s guidelines on Ramazan transmission for the last ten days of the holy month. A single bench of IHC comprising Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb conducted hearing and reserved its verdict in the petition seeking […]


IHC issues notices on PBA plea against order on airing game shows

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ISLAMABAD: A division bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here on Tuesday issued notices to the respondents in an Intra-Court Appeal (ICA) of Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) challenging a May 9 IHC single bench order that had barred private channels from airing game shows like ‘Neelam Ghar’ and also directed that in the holy […]


Experts call for gate-keeping social media across borders

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ISLAMABAD: Media experts on Sunday stressed the need for gate-keeping social media by enacting international as well as national laws to ensure filtering of fake information and discouraging propaganda against any particular group or society. “In contemporary modern world times, the state’s responsibilities have increased manifold and it has to protect its citizens from the […]


Call for regulations to counter disinformation

Islamabad – Social media has emerged as the most powerful platform that contributes in projecting soft image of the country globally, speakers said on Saturday. Image-building of the country, keeping high the good human values and social ethics should be the dominating features in inter-personal communication, they said while speaking at a conference that was […]


PEMRA takes notice of anti-army, anti-judiciary commentators

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SLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has ‘taken notice’ of anti-military and anti-judiciary comments made by guests on two different private television channels. PEMRA sent letters of ‘advice’ to Aab Taak news and Bol News for airing anti-military and anti-judiciary comments. Aab Taak news found itself in trouble over the programme “Tonight with […]


Facebook’s blood donation feature brings the community to you

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KARACHI: How many times have you read a post on social media saying someone needs blood urgently? How long does it take for that post to be spread and reach people willing to donate? Sometimes, the answer is too long. Facebook’s new feature to connect blood donors and those in need may solve a lot […]


Countering radicalisation through media

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In the face of mounting radicalisation and terrorism in Pakistan and beyond, the media along with the military and the government can effectively indoctrinate de-radicalisation among the masses. The famous “CNN effect” explains the significance of the media’s influence on a state’s policies particularly in conflict prevention and egalitarian interventions. As Colin Powell once observed, […]


Ahsan urges media to portray positive image of Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The PML-N government has put the country on the path of development and prosperity after 2013, ended energy crisis, uprooted terrorism and made massive progress in education and economic sectors. These views were expressed by Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal during a meeting with senior journalists and editors here on Thursday. He said […]


Police reforms: role of media

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Media is uniquely placed to play an important role in police reforms at the policy as well as operational level. Media persons are constantly in touch with policymakers and frontline police officers, and importantly with the community at large. According to PILDAT’s publication, Policing and Media in Pakistan, media can support police reforms through its […]


There’s more sensationalism in Pakistan than real news, claims Bilawal at World Economic Forum

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Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in a panel address at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos discussing Fake news vs Real politics said the big business models pose a threat to real journalism in Pakistan. Discussing the concept of fake news, Bilawal said that fake news recently gained popularity primarily through […]


Material uploaded on social media during Aga Khan’s visit ‘not profane’

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CHITRAL: The inquiry team, probing uploading of controversial material on social media, has given its recommendations after three weeks deliberations. The controversial material, uploaded last month on social media, created unrest among the people across the district. Briefing the local journalists about the recommendations of the team after its concluding session, District Police Officer Mansoor […]


Shahbaz urges journalists to bring soft revolution in society

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Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday said that the law and order has been restored and foreign investors are rushing towards Pakistan in a large number. While talking to the newly-elected office-bearers of Lahore Press Club on Tuesday, Shahbaz said, “I appeal to the journalists to utilize their authority and power for bringing soft […]


Withering journalistic ethics

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A humanitarian gesture—optimists and pro-peace activists hoped— could have ended the tumultuous 2017 on a positive note. But that was not to be. On the contrary, Pakistan’s move to permit convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his mother and wife had further vitiated the atmosphere between the two estranged neighbours. India accused Pakistan of […]


Media under pressure

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THE nature of the peril may have undergone a change, even if temporary, but journalists around the world continue to work in hostile environments. A number of organisations that fight for the rights of journalists to report without fear of violence or repression have documented a steep drop in fatalities compared to previous years. According […]