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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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Media coverage favoured top political parties, say election observers

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ISLAMABAD: Broadcast news channels devoted “very little” prime time space to voter education in the campaign period before the 2013 general elections. But TV stations appeared to cash every chance to make money from political ads in the run-up to election day, suggests a report by the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) Pakistan […]

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Pemra directed to ensure balanced, unbiased poll coverage

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Federal Information Minister Arif Nizami has directed the Pakistan Electronics Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ensure balanced and unbiased coverage of general elections in the electronic media in the light of the Supreme Court and Election Commission directives. He was chairing a meeting of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority in Islamabad on Thursday. The minister […]

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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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