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Pemra imposes Rs3m fine on 17 channels in three months

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed fine worth Rs3 million to various satellite channels for violations of code of conduct since December 1, 2015. An official source said Thursday that fines had been imposed on 17 television channels including Samaa TV, Din News, ARY News, Ab Takk, Value TV, News One, Channel […]

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Pemra empowers its chief to shut down any channel

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ISLAMABAD: Pemra has delegated powers to shut down any channels instantly upon violating the code of conduct for media to its chairman Absar Alam. Pemra has taken notice of exaggerated coverage of protests and stated that such attempts have created panic in society and can risk people’s life and limb. It said some channels are […]

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Pemra advises TV channels to install time delay mechanism

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (Pemra) Tuesday issued an advice to PTV News, Geo News and Ab Tak TV to install time delay mechanism. The authority has advised these channels to install such mechanism at their production control rooms and master control rooms to avoid broadcast of audio and visual material which the […]

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Pemra asks channels to exercise strict editorial control

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Friday formally approved a fine of Rs1 million on Samaa TV for airing a highly objectionable, indecent and vulgar text message during its crime re-enactment programme “Wardat” in July last year. The text message was not only in violation of Pemra laws and the code of conduct implemented […]

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Pakistani media distracted from original track: Experts

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Islamabad – Speakers at a seminar are unanimous in view that media in the country had detracted from its original track and become part of the problem due to adopting lowest standards. A two-day annual conference titled “Media Landscape in Pakistan: Challenges & Opportunities here concluded on Thursday. The conference was organised by Rozan-Secretariat of […]

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TV channels cautioned over crime re-enactment shows

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has expressed concern over what it says is a rising trend of broadcasting objectionable content in crime re-enactment shows. Pemra issued an advice to TV channels on Wednesday on the basis of recommendations of its Councils of Complaints (COC) which held a joint meeting on Monday. Pemra […]

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New Pemra chairman means business

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Authority (Pemra) is playing a proactive role in ensuring strict adherence to the code of conduct and law by the TV channels after prominent media man Absar Alam became its chairman. Starting from December 1 when he assumed the office, the Pemra has intervened at least 43 times to instill […]

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Watchdog recommends fine on Samaa TV

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has recommended imposition of Rs1 million fine on Samaa TV for airing an indecent programme. On July 22, 2015, Samaa TV in its programme, “Wardaat”, had aired reenactment of a crime story in which a vulgar text message, from a boy to girl, was shown in its original […]

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Call for enforcing media laws and ethics

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A one-day lecture programme for orientation with media persons on “Media Laws and Ethics” was organised by Indus-Valley Communication Concepts (ICC) in collaboration with Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) at M.B. Ansari Hall Radio Pakistan Hyderabad. Experts urged upon all stakeholders to sit together and finalise a comprehensive code of conduct through consultation and legislation. They […]

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PEMRA warns TV channels against revealing identity of rape victim

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Wednesday issued the first ever advice in Urdu to all news channels in compliance of the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan declaring Urdu as official language. This advice was issued to TV channels for violating “Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015” by revealing particulars and identity of […]

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Pemra sends notices to two channels

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ISLAMABAD: The electronic media regulator has initiated action against five news channels and has issued two show-cause notices to two leading channels, in an effort to discourage the use of slang and street language on screen. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued on Tuesday notices to the two channels for airing abusive, indecent […]

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LG election: ECP issues guidelines for media coverage

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ISLAMABAD: The top electoral authority issued on Tuesday a detailed set of rules for media coverage of the upcoming local government polls in Sindh and Punjab. The Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) 12-point code of conduct for the media comes a day after the commission asked the media regulator, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority […]

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Election code of conduct: Media told to avoid spreading false reports

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has asked the media to refrain from disseminating misinformation about a political party or a candidate during its coverage of the upcoming local government election in the province. In a code of conduct for media coverage of the local government elections issued on Sunday, the ECP says that […]

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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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