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Pemra urges complainants to attend hearings

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has asked Jamaat-i-Islami leader Qazi Hussain Ahmed and Justice (retd) Wajihuddin to attend a hearing with specific details about programmes and channels referred to in their complaint about increasing vulgarity in local media. A spokesman for the authority said that Mr Ahmed and Justice (retd) Wajihuddin had […]

SC takes suo moto notice of obscenity in media

By: Ahmad Noorani ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has converted the letters of Justice (R) Wajihuddin Ahmed, Qazi Hussain Ahmed and Muhammad Hussain Mehnati against obscenity and vulgarity on the media into a petition and issued notices to chairmen PTA and Pemra and has fixed it for hearing on July 27, 2012. The petition is marked […]

2013 Pakistan-US Journalists Exchange

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS This program, now in its third year, is designed to increase and deepen public understanding of the two countries and their important relationship, one that is crucial to regional stability and the global war on terrorism. This study tour offers U.S. and Pakistan journalists an opportunity to gain on-the-ground insights and firsthand […]

Ex-servicemen flay life threats to reporter

By: Muhammad Babar MANDI BAHAUDDIN: A meeting of the executive body of the Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Society of Mandi Bahauddin expressed grave concern over the life threats being posed to rights activist and journalist Syed Manzar Sajjad. Condemning the threats, PESS President Major Sher Gondal warned the human traffickers who are allegedly posing threats to the […]

3 CD shops blown up, no casualty: Police

SWABI: Unidentified miscreants blew up three CD shops at village Bacha with time bomb in the wee hours of Monday here, police said. The incident occurred in the limits of Swabi police station where miscreants placed low intensity bombs to CD shops and detonated it with remote-control device. No loss of life was reported. According […]

Social Media’s viral video highghlits journalists’ corruption in Pakistan

By Ahmed Jatt Islamabad: You might still remember fiasco of Malik Riaz and Dunya News anchors Mubashar Lucman and Mehar Bukhari which was termed as a planted interview. Now this video, actually a program by Waqt TV, alleges about some of the much known journalists of ‘making money’ out of their professional influence. The YouTube […]

Aisam’s wife lodges FIR against Facebook hackers

By: Murtaza Ali Shah LONDON: Faha Makhdoom, the wife of star tennis player Aisam-ul-Haq, Saturday formally launched criminal proceedings against the fake account holders who had been been using a Facebook account to spread rumours about her alleged marriage difficulties. The News has learnt that Faha Makhdoom has reported the fake Facebook account called “Faha […]

Pemra warns against indecent telecasts by TV channels

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Friday warned against, what it called, increasing challenge of airing indecent, vulgar dramas and movies on television channels. In a statement, the authority said that it had been decided at a high-level meeting that strict action would be taken under the law against all those who […]

PCP forms advisory body on media ethics

ISLAMABAD: Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) Chairman Raja Shafqat Abbasi has approved the constitution of Advisory Committee of Academia to assist the PCP on the issues related to the media ethics, their promotion and inclusion of ethics in curriculum, etc, and to give recommendations in this regard. According to a press release issued on Friday, […]

Reporter facing life threats

MANDI BAHAUDDIN: For broadcasting a report on a private TV channel regarding human trafficking from here, a reporter is facing life threats on phone. Syed Manzar Sajjad lodged a complaint with DCO Tariq Chaudhry about the threats and the DCO has assured him provision of complete security and support. He claimed that the report was […]

Two journalists move SC for media accountability commission

ISLAMABAD: Two eminent and respected journalists, Hamid Mir and Absar Alam, have knocked at the doors of the Supreme Court demanding constitution of a National Media Commission to hold the journalists and media-owners accountable and to formulate a code of conduct. They have also demanded of the apex court that the proposed commission may also […]

Limits of the social media

By: Bina Shah ‘WHAT is this social media, and why is it so important?’ Variations of this question rang out all weekend as news spread of the Social Media Mela, a conference that brought Indian journalists, writers, and activists to Karachi to discuss with their Pakistani counterparts how the social media has affected various aspects […]

Joint efforts needed to give Pakistan peace: Farooqui

By: Nawaz Khuhro KARACHI: Special Assistant to Sindh Chief Minister on Media Affairs, Sharmila Farooqui, said on Wednesday that joint efforts are needed to give Pakistan peace, unity and love. “Peace building efforts are a must to improve national image of our country,” she said while addressing as chief guest at the concluding ceremony of […]

Journalists condemn ‘ban’ on cultural activities in Swat

PESHAWAR: The Culture Journalists Forum (CJF) Tuesday condemned ‘ban’ on artistes and singers by Swat DPO and demanded of the provincial government to explain reasons for banning cultural activities in and around Mingora, Swat. They said artistes and singers started moving to safe places after DPO Swat imposed ban on their profession. The forum said […]