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Senate body stresses scrutiny of media content at all levels

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ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Senate Sub-Committee on Human Rights (HR) was held here Tuesday under the convenorship of Senator Usman Khan Kakar to ensure that those responsible for content creation and airing of objectionable and misleading advertisement are taken to the task. The meeting was attended by Senator Krishna Kumari Kohli, Senator Dr Jehanzeb […]

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NA panel recommends wartime media rules

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ISLAMABAD: Chairperson of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marvi Memon on Monday emphasized upon the need for greater collaboration among the media houses and the government for mutually working out an effective strategy so as to counter terrorist narrative. She stated this during a meeting held in the PEMRA […]

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Karachi Press Club – the country’s very own Hyde Park

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Karachi: Many years ago, Josephine Campbell, a very senior American journalist, sent this scribe an e-mail asking about the significance of the Karachi Press Club because she was intrigued that many news stories originating from the financial hub of Karachi were somehow related with the club. Sadly enough, Campbell, an accomplished journalist who wrote for […]

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SC issues notice to journalist to explain position

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has summoned columnist and journalist Nazir Naji to explain his position for accepting Rs3 million from secret funds of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) in 1998. The notice has been issued to Naji to appear on October 10 after former director general of IB Col (R) Iqbal Niazi submitted his reply in […]

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Censorship can never be a solution

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By: Yasser Latif Hamdani Imagine 30 million internet users of Pakistan united in countering propaganda and Islamophobia online and on YouTube especially. That has the potential of a lot of noise One must ask those who champion the YouTube ban to please explain at least how it has served the cause of Islam? Has YouTube […]

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Closing YouTube

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Bangladesh recently lifted the ban on YouTube citing reasons of youth losing out on valuable information regarding research and study materials. It is worth mentioning here that apart from entertainment and research, YouTube is the benchmark medium with regards to product advertisement since the Pakistani industry is losing billions owing to the mindless ban by […]

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