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Pakistan denies entry to CPJ program coordinator Steven Butler

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Media and human rights groups including IFEX members condemn Pakistan’s decision to prevent the entry of Steven Butler, who was scheduled to speak at a human rights conference On 17 October the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Asia Program Coordinator Steven Butler was refused entry into Pakistan, despite having a valid visa. Butler was told […]


TV, radio channels accused of promoting quackery

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PESHAWAR: The satellite TV channels and FM radios continue to promote quackery despite directives by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) not to air health-related advertisements without permission of the government. Even some mainstream satellite Pashto channels air such programmes in which the unqualified doctors offer treatment for all ailments. The homoeopaths have become radio […]


Cable operators, advertisers assure Pemra Indian content will not be aired

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman, Muhammad Saleem Baig, on Tuesday met delegations of the Pakistan Advertisers Society and the Cable Operators in Karachi, assuring them of full support to resolve the media industry’s issues. The participants lauded the measures taken by the Pemra for improvement of the media industry and assured […]


NA committee asks Pemra to streamline working of private channels

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Monday discussed various issues, including bans and censorship on the electronic media by the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and the proposed ‘media tribunals’. The committee expressed concern that Pemra was unable to maintain effective control on private channels, due to the absence of […]


Muslim journalists to strengthen bonds to counter fake news

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On the concluding day of the two-day Fifth International Forum of Muslim Journalist and Bloggers, a draft Declaration was adopted that outlines the future prospects of such a useful interaction. Besides the Declaration outlined ways and means to further strengthen these bonds among the participants and those who would participate in future events. The organizers […]


TV channels told to follow PEMRA code

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has warned news channels to follow the PEMRA Code of Conduct 2015. The Council of Complaints, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in its 76th meeting held on Thursday under the chair of Dr Yar Muhammad Maghmoom Khattak at PEMRA Regional office, Peshawar recommended issuing warning to various TV news channels for violating […]


Muslim journalists call for urgent steps to check fake news

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A moot of Muslim journalist on Friday severely criticised use of baseless propaganda and fake news as a tool for the advancement of vested interests and called for taking urgent steps to check this menace. On the second day of the 5th International Forum of Muslim Journalists and Bloggers, speakers noted that social media, particularly […]


Feminism in the context of digital media

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KARACHI:The 21st century has seen various worldwide movements gain momentum, with feminism and climate change being the prominent ones. Where methods of demonstrations and disapprovals have also evolved with increasing globalisation and reliance on digital means, what has played a significant role in disseminating messages is social media. To discuss the renewed, contemporary feminist policies […]


CPNE to resist censorship, announces campaign for free press

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LAHORE: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has rejected the proposal of media courts and vowed to resist all sorts of censorship and pressures being exerted on the media. This was decided in a meeting held here on Wednesday presided over by CPNE President Arif Nizami. The meeting was attended by Secretary-General Dr Jabbar Khattak, […]


IHC moved against media censorship

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ISLAMABAD: A petition has been filed in the Islamabad High Court against what it described as media censorship and taking off air private television channels giving time to opposition politicians. Advocate Mir Aurangzeb cited in his petition the information and broadcasting secretary and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) as respondents. The petition said: […]


Diary of a Sceptic wins praise for looking at history thru journalist’s eyes

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KARACHI: “The book tells you about the situation in the newsroom, the pressures, the censorship and the compromises made during reporting of events like the general election,” said Kamal Siddiqi, a former journalist and director of Centre for Excellence in Journalism at IBA, while speaking at the launch of senior journalist Nizamuddin Siddiqui’s book, Election […]


Why Is Pakistan’s Media In Crisis?

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It has been an eventfully torrid new millennium so far for the media sector in Pakistan, which has grown enormously in terms of scale and influence. From virtually a staid state-owned broadcast sector at the turn of the century, the sector has morphed into a cacophonous landscape of dozens of independent news and entertainment channels […]


Hearing on Fawad’s petition against TV anchor tomorrow

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LAHORE: A judicial magistrate will resume hearing on Friday (tomorrow) of a private complaint filed by Federal Minister for Science & Technology Fawad Chaudhry seeking action against news anchor Sami Ibrahim for allegedly defaming him by running a malicious campaign. The magistrate had issued a notice during the last hearing to Mr Ibrahim asking him […]


Digital campaign meant to educate journalists, not ridicule them: PTI

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has distanced itself from a recent broadside against the country’s beleaguered media which linked critical coverage by the press to potential “treason”. On Tuesday, the official account of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) fired off over two dozen tweets in English and Urdu, lambasting the press for criticism, saying it can be […]