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New code of conduct lets Pakistani journalists … censor themselves

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Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the restrictive nature of a new code of conduct for radio and TV stations that was drafted by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), an information ministry off shoot, and took effect on 20 August. Called the Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisements) Code of Conduct 2015, it is […]

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PFUJ asks govt to revise code of conduct

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KARACHI: At a seminar held here on Wednesday, senior journalists, including office-bearers of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) headed by Rana Azeem said that the latest code of conduct for media was unsatisfactory and some of its points amounted to gagging of freedom of expression. They urged the government to redraft the code […]

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Unclear media code may cause more confusion

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ISLAMABAD: The long-awaited code of conduct for the electronic media, which was notified by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regu­latory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday, has been sent to all satellite TV, FM radio and cable TV operators in the country for immediate compliance. According to a press release issued by the authority on Friday, Pemra will […]

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Pemra issues guidelines for TV channels

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Thursday formally issued Code of Conduct 2015 for amendments in the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Rules, 2009, under which the electronic media has been directed to ensure that no hate speech is aired in any of its programmes. The notification has been issued […]

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Pakistani government mandates guidelines for broadcasters

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New York, August 21, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the sweeping nature of guidelines from Pakistan’s Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) for on-air news coverage and commentary on the nation’s television and radio channels. The Electronic Media (Programs and Advertisements) Code of Conduct, 2015 was made public Thursday in Pakistan and is […]

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Govt unveils PEMRA’s fresh code of conduct

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ISLAMABAD: The information ministry on Thursday formally issued a code of conduct 2015 for amendments in the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Rules, 2009 under which broadcast media outlets have been instructed to bar hate speech from their programmes. The notification has been issued as per the directions of the Supreme Court, which during […]

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SC orders TV channels to stick to code of conduct

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court decreed on Wednesday that a code of conduct for the electronic media, which was agreed upon on June 18, 2015, shall be considered to be in force until it has been notified by the concerned authorities. The order came against the backdrop of a controversial talk show, aired by a private […]

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Pemra, PBA to discuss new code of conduct on 4th

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ISLAMABAD: The dialogue between the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) on new directives regarding TV channels will be held on August 4 in Karachi. Pemra on the directives of the Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on July 30 declared a six-point code of conduct for TV channels. […]

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Govt, PBA reach consensus on e-media code of conduct

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ISLAMABAD: The government and the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) have reached consensus on all points for a code of conduct for the electronic media and soon a summary will be sent to the prime minister for approval. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui said this while taking to APP here.Siddiqui […]

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Pemra issues notice to Geo

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued a show cause notice to M/s Independent Media Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd (Geo News). Following is the text of the notice: “Reference: Talk Show Programme “Naya Pakistan” hosted by Mr. Talat Hussain (Anchor-person) aired on Geo News on 22nd February 2015 starting from 2005 hours with Allama […]

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PFUJ seeks say in code of conduct for media

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) will stage a protest march from the Parliament House to the Prime Minister Office today (Saturday) against non-representation of the journalists associations in the committee constituted to prepare code of conduct for media. The protest march would start from the Parliament House at 2 pm and it would […]

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Reviving ethical journalism

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Perhaps never before was such an urgency of a “New Media Order” (NMO), not merely because of public criticism but because a strong section within the media now strongly feels that ‘ethical journalism’ has become a major casualty, particularly after the rise of the electronic media. But the question is what kind of NMO is […]

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PM rejects three names for Pemra chief slot

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday rejected a summary containing three names for the post of chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (PEMRA) and directed the ministry of information to advertise the post, The Nation has learnt. The summary was forwarded to the PM by the ministry one and half months ago and names […]

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Senate panel asks govt to impose media code by 15th

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ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary committee on Monday asked the government to implement a code of conduct for the media before the July 15 and submit a compliance report at the next meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting. Senator Kamil Ali Agha chaired Monday’s meeting while Additional Secretary Information Chaudhry Azam told the […]

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