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PM’s assistant serves Rs1 bn notice on channel for propaganda

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ISLAMABAD: Capt Shujaat Azeem, special assistant to the prime minister on aviation, has served a defamation notice on ARY News channel President Salman Iqbal and host of programme ‘Khara Such’ Mubasher Lucman for airing series of orchestrated programmes based on malice and bare faced lies. In his notice dated February 25, 2015, served through renowned […]

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‘Duty of a journalist not to release news without investigation’

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KARACHI: Journalism is a very pious profession as it provides knowledge and awareness to the general public through true evidence. All journalists needed to be honest and provide true information. This was stated by speakers at a daylong workshop titled ‘Media ethics and code of conduct’, conducted by the Pakistan Council of Media Women (PCMW). […]

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Pemra imposes fine on Geo Channel to challenge decision

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed a fine of Rs200,000 on Geo TV channel for ‘intruding’ into privacy of individual and later telecasting the private footages on TV channel in violation of Pemra Code of Conduct. The fine has been imposed on recommendations of the Pemra Council of Complaints, Punjab, says a […]

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CCP issues interim order against deceptive TV commercial

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ISLAMABAD: The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has issued an interim order directing a homeopathic doctor in Lahore to immediately stop his deceptive TV commercial being aired on various channels making absolute claims to treat various diseases. According to the CCP’s statement issued here on Friday, they initiated an inquiry against Al-Haaj Dr Mian Liaquat […]

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IG asked to take stern action against harassment

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KARACHI: A social activist on Sunday demanded of Inspector General of Police Sindh to take stern action against two persons Koral Kori and Nadeem Ujjan for harassing a respectable citizen Mumtaz Khuhro by issuing fake news and lodging false cases against him. He said in a statement: “We held a protest demonstration on Razidero Bypass […]

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Media’s role in war against terrorism

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In wars, the first casualty is always said to be the truth. And the consequence of this has always been found to be horrendous for the people who get caught in the cross-fire. The Middle East is still paying a heavy price in life and property for the 2002 ‘discovery’ of the non-existent weapons of […]

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MNAs, media bodies at odds over space for terrorists

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ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians and representatives of print and electronic media failed on Tuesday to forge a consensus over coverage of terrorists and terrorist activities, with industry experts saying the government apparently wanted to impose restrictions on media organisations in the wake of carnage at a Peshawar school. A set of suggestions about changes to laws on […]

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Panel proposes wartime role for media

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ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary panel on Tuesday discussed wartime recommendations for the media to counter the narrative of extremists and terrorists in the country, while proposing changes in the existing laws governing public discourse and behaviour on broadcast and social media. The issue came under discussion during a meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on […]

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An open letter to Geo TV

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Dear Geo TV, I did not think I would be writing this letter to you just days after picking up the heavy coffins of over 100 innocent children in Peshawar. But here I am writing this letter in pain and disappointment. I am pained by your callous disregard for the peace and life of fellow […]

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Role of electronic media

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ISLAMABAD: In today’s times, the media has immense power. It can be used to change people’s minds. News channels, specially, are at the top of the list when it comes to influencing the public. However, despite having great power, the media demonstrates zero responsibility. Explicit content is often aired at times when many children are […]

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Media fed on misery

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December 16 left another blow on our hearts, every eye was weeping and burdened by unbearable loss. Pakistan became the first to witness such atrocious barbarism. Immediately after the incident, the electronic media was flooded with blood splattered footage of the school, dead bodies of the young martyrs, wailing family members and many such lamenting […]

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Black out coverage of terrorists, NA body tells media

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ISLAMABAD: “Just as the story of a banned group claiming a bomb blast was aired, I was approached by security personnel and scrutinised thoroughly,” Jehangir Baloch, a correspondent working in Turbat, Balochistan, recounts. “After examining my phone records, family history and other details, I was able to assure security personnel that I would not be […]

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Minister says media should blacklist terrorists

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has called on media houses Wednesday to blacklist terrorists by devising a media code of conduct. Addressing a meeting of parliamentary leaders held at the Prime Minister House, he said that misuse of media by the terrorist outfits should end and this can be easily done if […]

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Needs assessment on promoting ethics and transparecy in Pakistani media

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Across the world, media as an industry faces challenges that are social, political, and commercial. The demands from the consumers of the media to be constantly fed information that is accurate and current, put additional pressure on the media practitioners. Situation in Pakistan is even more critical than in most places and assessment of ethical […]

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