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‘Media reporting must truly reflect children’s trauma in incidents like rape’

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KARACHI: How to report trauma, not just in adults but the trauma that children go through in an incident was the main topic of discussion during a Zoom meeting organised by the Uks Research Centre on Saturday. Taking the motorway gang-rape reporting as a case study, Uks director said that the issue of ‘trauma’ was […]


Fawad for strict legislation against fake news

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Sunday said that strict legislation against fake news is very important. He tweeted that groups, which oppose legislation against fake news and call such actions against freedom of expression, have a dubious state of mind and balance. Newspaper: The News


Ethical reporting needed in Gilgit-Baltistan

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The global pandemic has hit the media industry hard, especially from a business standpoint. Yet the fallout is not uniform. In Gilgit-Baltistan, for example, journalism is still in its infancy. Residents rely on national television channels as a primary news source. Print media lags behind given logistical issues related to distance and cost. Digital media […]


Female TV journalist apologies live for airing false statements against business group

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KARACHI – A female TV anchor has apologised on-air in her own show personally and on behalf of the channel management for levelling false, derogatory and defamatory allegations against Schon Group. Alveena Agha, a Karachi based journalist, working in a private TV channel,  apologised live to set the record straight after replying officially on September […]


PEMRA issues notices to TV channels over Kuwait Airways story

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has issued a show cause notice to ARY, Dunya TV, 24 News, Public TV and GTV for airing fake news. According to the authority, the new channels ran news regarding the termination and suspension of Pakistani pilots and engineers working for Kuwait Airways. The channels have been directed to […]


In a first, Abb Takk newscasters advertise juice brand during news bulletin

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ISLAMABAD—Two newscasters of Abb Tak Television advertised Nestle juice during a news bulletin—a first in Pakistan’s electronic media history. Sipping from the product—Nestle Fruita Vitals—the two smiling news readers inform the viewers about the opportunity to get free internet and Jazz super data. All they had to do was to buy a 200ml juice pack […]


PTV orders probe into map mistake in the program Nukta-e-Imtiaz

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ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) on Tuesday ordered constituting an inquiry committee to probe the matter of an incorrect map shown during the program Nukta-e-Imtiaz last week. An office order from the PTV’s controller administration and personnel said an incorrect map of Pakistan was televised, which was an act of negligence by relevant officials and caused […]


PIA crash coverage: The melodramatic news trade

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Here is what is etched in my memory in the aftermath of the crash: A grieving father being pushed for comment on television. As if the unfathomable loss alone was not enough, victim’s families at the behest of reporters who are badgering them for an ‘interview’. The mourners, who can barely contain themselves, struggle to […]


Fact Check: Picture used in media was old but PM was in Nathiagali

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ISLAMABAD: Many people on social media spent second day of Eid discussing that where Prime Minister Imran Khan has celebrated Eid. A news item run at a TV channel’s website tried to resolve the riddle. “Prime Minister [Imran Khan] was photographed while walking in Nathiagali Monday morning. He is spending the Eid holidays with his […]


Absent media ethics

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IN July 2010, I was working for a private news channel in the country when Airblue flight 202 crashed in Margalla Hills in Islamabad, killing all 152 souls on board. In the opening hour of the coverage, I noticed a graphic that started running on the channel’s screen, of a plane taking off from the […]


Floating news through NAB sources is media trial: Marriyum Aurangzeb

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ISLAMABAD: The PML-N Secretary Information Marriyum Aurangzeb has alleged that Prime Minister Imran Khan is behind every case and reference of the NAB against opposition, especially the PML-N leaders. Responding to news about a fresh reference being prepared against the Sharif family by NAB, she said the purpose of floating such anonymous sources news is […]


PBA criticizes Pemra’s action

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KARACHI: A statement issued by PBA condemned PEMRA’s order issued today to suspend the license of PBA’s member TV Channel “NEO”. The statement added that by doing this PEMRA has endangered the livelihood of over 600 workers. On the one hand PEMRA continues to issue fresh licenses to new TV channels, although the existing analogue […]


پاکستان میں میڈیا کی حفاظت اور آزادی صحافت آزادی صحافت کے عالمی دن کو یادگار منانے کے لیے پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) کی رپورٹ

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پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن (پی پی ایف)نے پاکستان میں میڈیا کی حفاظت اورآزادی صحافت 2019-2020کی عالمی آزادی صحافت پر رپورٹ جاری کردی ہے پاکستان میں میڈیا COVID-19سے رونما نئے اور سخت امتحان میں اپنی ذمہ داری نبھارہاہے۔ملک میں اس وبا کے پھوٹنے سےلے کر اب تک دو صحافی جاں بحق ہوئے اور کم از کم 38کا […]


Maulana Tariq Jameel apologises for remarks against media

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ISLAMABAD: Maulana Tariq Jameel apologised for his remarks against the media on Friday, a day after his comments during the Ehsaas Telethon on Pakistani channels created quite a buzz on social media. Speaking to a private news channel about his remarks from the other day, Jameel said that he had made a mistake. Jameel’s comments […]