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Media and the resilient truth

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THE current predicament of two TV personalities in the US underscores how the media as well as perceptions of it are changing among many viewers — even among the media’s own practitioners. Prime time TV anchor Brian Williams is currently serving out a six-month suspension from NBC for wrongly claiming he was in a helicopter […]

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CCP recommends PMDC, NCH and Pemra to frame guidelines curbing deceptive marketing practices

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The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has recommended Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), National Council for Homeopathy (NCH), and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to chalk out guidelines regarding the advertisements/marketing practices by medicinal and healthcare service providers to check deceptive marketing practices. In an order issued by the CCP here on Thursday, […]

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Conference stresses need for ethical journalism

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ISLAMABAD: Improved working conditions for media persons, professional training and state support for free media were termed vital for the promotion of ethical journalism in the country. These views were expressed by senior media persons and activists at a two-day annual conference of Pakistan Coalition of Ethical Journalism (PCEJ) titled ‘Ethical Dilemmas for Media in […]

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Covering crises

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THE night when the government was consumed with generating an adequate response to the petrol crisis, I sat and watched all the 9pm bulletins on the major channels carefully to see how television was covering this important economic event. It’s not often that economic matters find themselves at the centre of such saturation coverage by […]

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Licences of 425 cable TV, one TV channel cancelled

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Friday cancelled 425 cable TV licences and a TV channel’s license. In its 101st meeting held here, the authority approved the cancellation of 425 cable TV licenses. Most of these cable licenses were inoperative and dormant while some of them had been cancelled for being defaulters. […]

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Rise to your responsibility

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When we look at what is wrong in Pakistan today, we see multiple manifestations of failure – symptoms of a failing or failed state: insurgency and military conflict, unchecked terrorist attacks, killings and abductions of civilians, unemployment, hopelessness, desperation, suicides, and a shocking absence of the writ of government. The list is longer still. But […]

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Media curbs proposed in backdrop of APS attack

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s standing committee on information has proposed a set of restrictions on mainstream media as well as social media in the wake of the Peshawar school tragedy. The recommendations were submitted in a report titled “Proposals to strengthen media’s role in combating terrorism”. It is perhaps the first time that any NA […]

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Mamnoon stresses responsible role for Pak media

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Thursday said that with unprecedented proliferation of media in Pakistan, its role has become very important, particularly due to its potential to impact norms and culture of the society. Talking to Acting Chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Pervaiz Rathore at the Aiwan-e Sadr, the president appreciated Rathore on […]

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President Mamnoon Hussain has urged media to play a responsible, objective and effective role by promoting sublime human values of tolerance, affection and brotherhood, for progress and prosperity of the country. Addressing National Seerat Conference, the president said, “Our religion teaches complete obedience to the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and gives us basic guidelines to follow […]

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Court moved against broadcast of speech ‘ushering in boots’

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A petition has been filed against Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) acting chairman Pervez Rathore in Islamabad High Court (IHC) under Article 199 of constitution after television channels broadcast a speech of a political leader inviting the army to take over the government. Petitioner Shahid Orakzai took the plea on Friday that Muttahida Qaumi […]

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Coverage of militancy

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TO read through the 46 recommendations issued by the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage after its meeting on Wednesday is to run the gamut between good intentions and the deeply dangerous. Opening with “the press shall not lend itself to the projection of crime terrorism as heroic and the criminals, […]

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