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‘World needs one voice to counter hate speech’

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Tuesday said the world needed to have one voice to counter hate speech and incitement to violence. “The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is a staunch advocate of free speech but there is a dire need for international regulatory regime to defy hate content on social media,” […]

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TV channel warned over anti-Malala hate speech

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ISLAMABAD – Country’s TV regulator on Friday censured a leading news channel for airing “hate speech” against Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and her family, warning that accusations of blasphemy could endanger lives. Malala, who moved to England after being shot in the head by the Taliban, is both admired and hated in her […]

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Man jailed for 13 years for Facebook ‘hate speech’

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LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court has jailed a Shia Muslim for 13 years after he posted what it deemed sectarian hate speech on Facebook, officials said Monday, with rights activists condemning the ruling as “extremely concerning”. Saqlain Haidar, 32, who ran a small hotel in Chiniot was also fined Rs250,000 for “posting hateful material against companions […]

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Social media can be used to rehabilitate radicalised youth

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KARACHI: Just as the internet is helping extremists spread their message of hate, the same medium can be used to rehabilitate people, said the founding director of Moonshot CVE UK, Ross Frenett. He was addressing the audience on the second day of the International Conference on Issues of Radicalisation in Migrant Urban Societies: A Comparative […]

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Govt unveils PEMRA’s fresh code of conduct

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ISLAMABAD: The information ministry on Thursday formally issued a code of conduct 2015 for amendments in the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Rules, 2009 under which broadcast media outlets have been instructed to bar hate speech from their programmes. The notification has been issued as per the directions of the Supreme Court, which during […]

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Pemra rules amended to stop hate speech

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Thursday formally issued the Code of Conduct 2015 for amendments in the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Rules, 2009 under which the electronic media has been directed to ensure that no hate speech is aired in any of its programmes. The notification has been […]

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Is Pemra’s directive aimed at curbing hate speech?

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KARACHI: The latest order from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) warning private television channels to not broadcast what it called hate speech has once again caught the electronic media off-guard. Media managers and practitioners once again find themselves at a crossroads between military, political parties and the government. The warning was issued late […]

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Pemra asks channels to exercise caution

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ISLAMABAD: Following the ISPR’s sharp reaction to MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s fiery speech on Thursday night, the Pakistan Elec­tronic Media Regula­tory Authority (Pemra) issued on Friday show-cause notices to 14 private TV channels and barred all channels from airing “inflammatory content”. After Mr Hussain’s speech that followed explosive allegations levelled by a Karachi police officer, […]

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Facebook clarifies guidelines on acceptable posts

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WASHINGTON: Facebook on Monday updated its “community standards” guidelines, giving users more clarity on acceptable posts relating to nudity, violence, hate speech and other contentious topics. The world’s biggest social network said it does not allow a presence from groups advocating “terrorist activity, organised criminal activity or promoting hate.” The new guidelines say Facebook will […]

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Pakistan’s Facebook Dilemma

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As of August 2014, there are 15.4 million Pakistanis on Facebook, representing approximately 8.5 per cent of the country’s total population; a virtual city set to rival Karachi in terms of sheer numbers. Without a doubt, Facebook is Pakistan’s largest social network, and — unlike when it was banned over ‘Draw Prophet Muhammad Day’ in […]

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Of Media and Media Laws in Pakistan

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Yasmeen Aftab Ali is an acclaimed political writer contributing regularly to different local and foreign journals. She has distinguished herself in the fields of mass communications and law. She has been associated with The Beaconhouse National University, Lahore as an academic since 2004 besides teaching Advertising at Kinnaird College, Lahore for a couple of years […]

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