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Pemra auctions five satellite TV licences through open bidding

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) conducted on Tuesday bidding for issuance of five satellite television licences against an advertisement issued on Sept 1. The process was delayed due to litigation and was initiated after the courts ruled in favour of the authority. The bidding was held at the Pemra headquarters. The categories […]

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Punjab, Balochistan not sharing information of public interest: PILDAT

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ISLAMABAD – A prominent advocate of Right to Information (RTI) law yesterday complained that provinces of Punjab and Balochistan were not cooperating in sharing information of vital public importance. Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT), an independent think tank focusing on democracy, governance and public policy said that the two provinces had been […]

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Pemra bans vulgar advertisement on TV

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ISLAMABAD – Amid scores of public complaints against the telecast of an objectionable and indecent advertisement of contraceptive (Josh Condoms) on Pakistani TV channels, Pemra has asked the TV channels to immediately review advertisement of Josh Contraceptive. It may be mentioned that the same advertisement of the contraceptive was also banned by Pemra in July, […]

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Newspaper ad about culpability of terrorists’ relatives raises eyebrows

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PESHAWAR: An advertisement titled public notice and stating that close relatives of missing terrorists would be liable to prosecution, including death sentence and confiscation of properties if they failed to report their disappearance, has raised many eyebrows as legal experts believe that no such provision is available in any law available in the country. The […]

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Breaking news: terrorism and news media — II

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Terrorists, news anchors, and media experts share the view that those whose names make the headlines have power Media sometimes do not merely report the horror of terror. They become part of it, adding to the drama. Some scholars speak of the ‘theatre of terror’. At the heart of the theatre metaphor is the audience. […]

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Pemra stops airing of ‘controversial’ advertisement

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) here on Tuesday asked the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) to stop airing what it called a controversial ad on a contraceptive. Amid scores of public complaints against the telecast of an ‘objectionable and indecent’ advertisement for the contraceptive on Pakistani TV channels, Pemra in a letter addressed […]

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Regulations on outdoor advertising

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By: Khalid Hasnain LAHORE: The Punjab government has devised a policy titled “Punjab Outdoor Advertisement and Signboards Policy-2013” empowering the local authorities to determine the location, size, type and density of outdoor advertisements and signboards in accordance with the character of the predominant land use of an area. The government took the measure after a […]

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Advertisers complain political parties use their space without paying

KARACHI: After the election commission’s ban on political parties to advertise their campaigns in the media, outdoor advertisement hoardings are still an option for the politicians. But advertisements without payments are no good for the advertising agencies. Reluctant to offer their spaces to the political parties, advertising firms in Karachi have gone to court seeking […]

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Election Commission of Pakistan slaps ban on government ads at public cost

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan imposed on Friday a ban on using public money for advertisements given by the federal and provincial governments to promote their parties. A press release issued by a spokesman for the commission said the ban would apply to advertisements appearing in the print or electronic media bearing party logo, […]

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Airing of Turkish plays irks Senate body

By: Kalbe Ali ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting expressed concern on Monday over a growing trend among private channels to telecast Turkish soaps, expressing fears that the local mini-screen entertainment industry would go the way of its big-screen sister. A meeting of the committee, held at the Parliament House, noted that […]

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Information department official clarifies All Pakistan Newspapers Society ad

KARACHI: Sindh Information Department Director General Dr Zulfiqar Ali Shallwani has clarified an advertisement published by the APNS in different newspapers on December 15, 2012, in which it was claimed that the department owed outstanding dues to PNS member publications and such dues pertained to the period of 2010-12. Referring to the advertisement, he explained […]

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Channels airing ads beyond limits to be regulated: Senate body

ISLAMABAD: The special committee of the Senate in its meeting held at the Parliament House on Thursday with Leader of the House Jehangir Badr in the chair deliberated upon the recruitments made in the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) from 2007 to August 31, 2012 and the appointments made in accordance with the province-wise […]

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