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Protesters demand immediate restoration of Geo

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LAHORE: Civil society members, lawyers, artistes, politicians, journalists and general public held a protest demonstration here on Monday against the attack on senior journalist Hamid Mir and the illegal suspension of Geo by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). They demanded immediate restoration of the most favourite channel of the country and also supported […]

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Protest camp against Geo closure enters ninth day

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PESHAWAR: The journalists community continued protest camp against closure of Geo TV channel on the nineth consecutive day on Sunday and demanded the government to lift the curbs on the largest media group of the country. A large number of journalists from print and electronic media, members of the civil society, political leaders and trade […]

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Media Freedom under attack by Pakistan’s Government, the military and the judiciary

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Three television channels of Pakistan’s most watched and most influential media network Geo TV, was ordered to be taken off air and shut down for a period of 15 days on the instruction of the country’s intelligence agency the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI). Continuing the attack Geo TV was also baselessly fined a sum of […]

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Demonstrators call for end to attacks on Jang, Geo

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LONDON: British Pakistanis have called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to immediately end the suspension of Geo’s licence and let the channel operate independently and without any illegal interference. At a demonstration outside Pakistan High Commission here organised by Overseas Pakistani Press Freedom Committee, more than 200 people from all over Britain expressed their rage […]

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PBA suspends Geo on basis of what minister never said

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ISLAMABAD: After a shameful defeat in competing with Pakistan’s most popular and number one channel — Geo — through competence, hard work, intelligence and fair means, the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) on Friday suspended Geo’s membership on the basis of an alleged statement of Defence Minister Khawaja Asif which he never gave. In their unofficial […]

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Pakistan Geo media group targeted by ongoing attacks

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VIENNA: The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed concern over Pakistani regulators’ decision suspending the licence of the Geo media group. Pakistan’s Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) suspended Geo TV, Pakistan’s largest television network, on June 6 for a period of 15 days and fined them 10 million rupees (approx. €75,000) after receiving a complaint […]

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Protest goes on, journalists want curbs on Geo lifted

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PESHAWAR: The journalist community remained on protest against closure of Geo TV channel on the fifth consecutive day on Wednesday by staging a camp outside the Peshawar Press Club. Several journalists from the print and electronic media, members of the civil society, political leaders and trade union representatives visited the camp being arranged by the […]

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Attacks on media may harm democracy, Safma moot told

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KARACHI: Politicians, journalists and activists affiliated with various groups of the civil society on Tuesday expressed concern over unremitting attacks on the freedom of expression – freedom of the press in particular – which, they warned, if continued could break the very framework of the hard-won democracy. “Our infant democracy which we have won with […]

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Freedom of expression abused

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Freedom of expression is one of the most abused freedoms in Pakistan. Commentariat in general and some media persons in particular have been flouting the provisions of the Constitution with impunity. The nation watched some anchorpersons in the TV talk shows unleashing avalanche of blistering censure against military and intelligence agencies. Indeed, there was criticism […]

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Media Trial And Error

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The military has in the past been unassailable and now faces increasingly vocal challenges especially from the Jang group. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (Pemra) suspended the license issued to Geo News for a period of 15 days for defaming the ISI and the channel was also fined Rs10 million. As time progresses more […]

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HR activist condemns Pemra’s ban on Geo

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ISLAMABAD: A prominent human rights and social activist Tahira Abdullah has strongly and unequivocally condemned Pemra’s 15-day suspension of Geo TV.Closing down private independent media by Pemra is not the answer to anything, she said. “Today it is Geo suspended, tomorrow it can be any other channel. Do not celebrate the death of your enemy, […]

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Defence ministry hints at appealing Pemra decision

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ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said the ministry will appeal against a decision of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) suspending transmission of Geo TV for a fortnight and imposing a Rs10 million fine on the channel. In a statement, he said the “Ministry of Defence is absolutely not satisfied with the penalty […]

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Geo must not lose courage after licence suspension: Javed Jabbar

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ISLAMABAD: On the decision of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to suspend Geo News licence for 15 days, former information minister and Member of Supreme Court Media Commission, Javed Jabbar has said that Geo Group should not lose courage after the one-sided decision taken by Pemra. In a special talk with The News, Geo, […]

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PFUJ, APNEC, SAFMA, LPC concerned over Geo News closure

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ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and the All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation (APNEC) have expressed reservations over the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s decision to suspend the Geo News for 15 days and impose Rs10 million fine, terming it disastrous for the freedom of the press. According to a press release issued […]

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