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PEMRA told to maintain code of ethics

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Ijazul Ahsan on Friday issued a notice to Pakistan Electronic Media and Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) regarding a petition against exhibition of immoral films, dramas, programmes and movies on television channels. The chief justice directed PEMRA to submit a detailed report on implementation of its code on television channels […]

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Govt, PBA work on code of ethics for electronic media

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ISLAMABAD: The government and Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) have agreed on a broad code of conduct for electronic media but differences on at least three critical issues still need to be ironed out. The code will be announced through a statutory regulatory order (SRO) by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) if the two […]

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Ulema want end to protests after Geo apology

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ISLAMABAD: Sunni Tehreek (ST) chief Sarwat Ijaz Qadri, Shia Ulema Council (SUC) Central President Syed Sajid Ali Naqvi, Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP) leaders Mufti Muhammad Arif Golravi and Sardar Muhammad Khan Leghari, and Pakistan Federal Union of Columnists’ members have expressed explicitly that the Geo TV administration has apologised for the controversial morning show; hence, the […]

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The limits of freedom

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It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all others that have been tried — Winston Churchill. I feel the same about the market economy. But when the two function side by side, the combination becomes too deadly for even the most modern and the most sophisticated societies. Corruption becomes […]

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Free country, free media

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Apart from the weather forecast, journalism is all about seeking and reporting truth. In order to make wise decisions about welfare and warfare, a society needs accurate and comprehensive information and analysis, such as how many people Veena Malik has slept with and whether she will be loyal to her husband. In line with these […]

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JAC condemns attack on Hamid Mir

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KARACHI: Mehnaz Rehman, resident director of Aurat Foundation and leader of the Joint Action Committee (a conglomerate of several civil rights organisations), has said there should be a code of ethics and the media itself should evolve the code. She made the observation while responding to a question at a news conference at the Karachi […]

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Media: need for content quality

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FREEDOM of the media is depriving the public of their freedom. Media personnel hold their ‘weapons’ in the streets, chase the news ‘item’, arresting the wrongdoers and snubbing them on the spot. Road shows and talk shows are merely for increasing channel ratings and are a nuisance. Most reports, documentary reports and morning shows depict […]

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ECP tells media to be neutral

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Sikander Shaheen ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan has suggested a ‘code of ethics’ for media for the coverage of the general elections. The code of ethics is prepared following creation of a Media Accountability Commission by the Supreme Court that gave its recommendations to the ECP on Tuesday. The code is prepared in […]

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