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No compromise on judiciary’s prestige: IHC

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here Wednesday directed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to forward ‘code of conduct’ to all media channels and the channels which violated the same, their licences might be cancelled. Justice Siddiqui was hearing the writ petition of Shuhada Foundation of Pakistan Trust (SFPT) […]

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Media persons facing multitude of threats, moot told

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KARACHI: Speakers at a seminar titled ‘Challenges to Freedom of Expression’ at the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday evening expressed deep concern over threats being hurled at journalists, precipitated by the attack on journalist Hamid Mir and the ensuing media war. The media wasn’t facing threats only from one side (the establishment) but it was […]

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Nizami for responsible journalism

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LAHORE: Journalism is the fourth pillar of state, the Nation Editor-in-chief reiterated on World Press Freedom Day Saturday. The veteran journalist laid stress on responsible journalism. “Like Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif reposed his faith in freedom of the press, acknowledging the significance of journalism. However, the code of conduct is […]

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NA body for new legislation to make PEMRA more powerful

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ISLAMABAD: A sub-committee of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Wednesday directed the ministry to propose new legislation to make PEMRA more effective and its regulations more implementable. Arifa Khalid Pervez, convener of the sub-committee, said that the committee and its members were not against the freedom of expression, […]

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Media’s evolution

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How simple were the gone days when people would raise pigeons to carry messages across towns or to friends and family houses. Imagine about a world where Roman officials used a postman and relay of horses to carry a letter 500 miles in 24 hours. From puckering up to smoke signals, from drum-beating to drawing […]

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NA body takes notice of ‘immoral content’ on TV channels

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Sub-Committee on Information and Broadcasting, taking strict notice of telecast of immoral content on private television channels, has directed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to play its role in this regard. Pemra holds the stance that when it takes action against the channels on complaints by the viewers, they get […]

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Govt has finalised code of conduct for private TV channels

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ISLAMABAD: The government has finalised a code of conduct for private TV channels by taking on board all stakeholders, the Standing Committee of National Assembly on Information and Broadcasting was told on Tuesday. At the first meeting of newly formed committee, chaired by MNA Marvi Memon, the officials of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting gave […]

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Media outlets urged to set better code of conduct

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By: Shazia Mehboob RAWALPINDI: With more influence comes greater responsibility – something that the electronic media, which is long out of its infancy, now needs to work upon by setting a code of ethics for broadcasting. This was the crux of a discussion on “Towards Ethical Media in Pakistan” organised by Rozan-Pakistan Coalition for Ethical […]

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Turkish TV soaps

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THESE days there is much hue and cry against the airing of Turkish dramas on a private TV channel. Actors from across the country to people in parliament were seen and heard speaking against the foreign content. All were advocating that there must be a code of conduct imposed by Pemra against airing foreign content […]

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Ban on hate content to be enforced

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LAHORE: Strict action will be taken against those who violate Ittehad Bainul Muslimeen Committee’s code of conduct for maintaining religious harmony and tolerance, Auqaf and Religious Affairs Secretary Saqib Aziz said on Sunday. The government has chalked out a plan to ensure effective monitoring in this regard. Aziz said that the code of conduct had […]

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PEMRA asked to report on media code in a week

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* Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting directs authority to issue notices to all those channels that violate rules ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and the ministry concerned to consult all stakeholders, complete all formalities and submit a detailed report […]

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Media as a guide and monster

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By: Fazal Muhammad Khan Media has become a powerful actor in the modern world, particularly in Pakistan. Media inclusive of traditional media and social media primarily aims at informing, educating and entertaining the public; but in doing it so; it at times have worked to lead its viewers and/or readers in Pakistan to sociopolitical chaos […]

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I.H. Raashed — a legacy to look up to

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LAHORE: Speakers at a condolence reference paid rich tributes to veteran journalist and selfless trade unionist I.H. Raashed here on Friday, stressing the need for following the examples set by him in leading the community honestly. The reference was organised by the Lahore Press Club during which speakers mentioned how the late journalist continued to […]

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Nadra starts verification of voters’ thumb impressions

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ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority, Nadra, started on Monday verification of voters’ thumb impressions to address grievances relating to alleged electoral fraud. Besides detecting a fake vote the verification will also identify the person who committed the malpractice. Nadra Chairman Tariq Malik told Dawn that so far orders had been received from election […]

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