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Geo Entertainment remains suspended, SHC told

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday issued notices to the Ministry of Information, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and cable operators on petitions of the Independent Media Corporation seeking action against cable operators for unlawful blocking of Geo Entertainment transmissions. The Independent Media Corporation moved the SHC against illegal blocking of Geo […]

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Freedom to misinform?

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Under the banner of media freedom, much is being said and written against PEMRA’s decision to slap Geo Entertainment and ARY News with fines and temporary suspension. Riding high horses of journalistic ideals, the media crusaders don’t want to bother too much with the grave crimes of their kin. Since when has it become okay […]

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority suspends licenses of Geo Entertainment, ARY News

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on June 20, 2014 suspended licenses of two private TV channels, ‘Geo Entertainment’ and ‘ARY News’, just hours before the ending of 15-day suspension period of Geo News. Geo Entertainment has been fined with one-month suspension along with Rs10 million fine, while the license of ARY News is suspended […]

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CPJ calls on Pakistan to act on pledged commitments to press freedom

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Office of the Prime Minister Islamabad, Pakistan Via facsimile: +92-51-2852663 Your Excellency: We are writing to express our deep concern about the deteriorating climate for press freedom in Pakistan, which undermines recent commitments made by your government during CPJ’s mission to the country. In our meeting with you on March 19, […]

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Pemra reform

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THE media wars which erupted in all their tawdry and shameful glory last April continue to rack up victims. Now, it is the turn of ARY News and Geo Entertainment to suffer 15-day suspensions and the imposition of fines at the hands of Pemra, the so-called electronic media regulator whose role in the media wars […]

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Press clubs denounce suspension of Geo licences

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LAHORE: The Council of Pakistan Press Clubs (CPPC), condemning the suspension of licences of Geo TV network, has termed it an illegal act of private members of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). CPPC Convener Arshad Ansari held an emergency meeting with the presidents of other press clubs of the country in a conference […]

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Suspension of Geo TV licence: Media crisis turns into Pemra chaos

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ISLAMABAD: The media crisis that has been gripping the nation for a month took a turn for the worse on Tuesday evening when a meeting held by a few members of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) announced the suspension of three licences — Geo News, Geo Entertainment and Geo Tez — of Geo […]

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Pakistan’s largest media group, production house become partners

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KARACHI: Following global trends Pakistan’s media industry has also come of age. High profile media mergers though common abroad were seldom heard of in Pakistan where large media houses have traditionally been conservative and are privately held companies and conglomerates. In what may easily be termed as the largest such merger ever in the fast […]

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