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Role of television during polls

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TELEVISION can be a great democratic enabler, but it can also be an electoral impediment — at least if good sense and the rules are ignored. With local government elections across the country entering the last phase, the polling day coverage of much of the broadcast media so far has fallen woefully short of the […]

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Free media very important for democratic society

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Karachi: For a democratic society to sustain, its media needs to be free, unbiased, positive, objective and transparent in its role, an interactive session was told on Friday. The session was organised on the topic of ‘The Image of the Journalist in Pakistan and the world’ by the US Consulate General for the students of […]

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Pemra sets up 24-hour public complaint centre

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ISLAMABAD: In order to facilitate public complaints against any aspect of broadcast media or cable TV operators, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has set up a 24-hour Complaint Call Centre (0800-73672). The toll free number is active round the clock. Pemra has urged the public to immediately inform Pemra through this call centre, if […]

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Call to monitor ethical journalism practices

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KARACHI: Former Minister for Information and Broadcasting Javed Jabbar said at a roundtable discussion that there is a need of establishing an independent watchdog “News Broadcast Standard Authority” comprising senior media professionals and civil society to oversee and monitor ethical journalism practices in media in Pakistan. He said that there should be an independent body […]

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Write and wrong

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By: Kamal Siddiqi It is a pertinent question. How can we teach ethics to a journalist who sleeps on an empty stomach? Such and other questions came up in Karachi at a workshop conducted by the Coalition for Ethical Journalism, an alliance of organizations working for promoting media ethics in the country. When I mentioned […]

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