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Pemra takes notice of airing of ‘abusive’ word used in press conference

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: In an unexpected exercise of its powers, the Pakistan Elec­tronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has taken notice of the airing of an ‘abusive’ word used by the ISPR director general during his live press conference on Wednesday evening. The electronic media regulator issued on Thursday an advice to all news channels, asking them to […]

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In theatre: Anwar Maqsood’s ‘Siachen’ to come to Karachi on January 1

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: A play Siachen, centred on the lives and sacrifices of Pakistani soldiers, will be staged from Jan 1 to Feb 28 at the Arts Council Karachi’s auditorium, announced the writer of the play Anwar Maqsood at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. Mr Maqsood, using his trademark humorous tone tinged with satire, said that […]

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COAS, DG ISI don’t have Facebook, twitter accounts: ISPR

Pakistan Press Foundation

RAWALPINDI: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday clarified that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and Director General ISI do not have any Facebook or twitter accounts.There is only one twitter and one facebook account of Military Spokesman/DG ISPR Maj Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, said an ISPR press release issued here. Military Spokesman/ DG […]

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‘Guidelines’ for the media

Pakistan Press Foundation

The tediously lengthy list of guidelines for the media drafted as ‘war time recommendations’ by the Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage is too school-boyish in content to merit even a passing critique. However, it would not be inappropriate at this point in time to warn the drafters off before they actually cause […]

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ISI and the military lodge complaint against fake Facebook accounts

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Fake Facebook accounts used to be a problem faced by teenage girls, but it appears that in Pakistan, they are also becoming a bother for the military and the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI). The ISI and the military have formally complained to the Ministry of Information Technology (MOIT) and the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) […]

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Media in chains

Pakistan Press Foundation

By: Marvi Sirmed In what appeared to be an extremely shocking piece to me, Neha Ansari, a former staffer of Daily Express Tribune, narrated how the modern censorship works in media. Her article appeared last week as a blog-post on South Asia section of the blogazine, Foreign Policy. Ms. Ansari revealed how the establishment (let […]

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Pervaiz asks media to keep national interest supreme

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Monday called for an effective liaison and coordination between the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) and the Ministry of Information to ensure dissemination of authentic information. He said effective liaison and cooperation was also vital to dispelling any misleading perception with regards to the military operation. […]

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

Pakistan Press Foundation

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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Defence ministry has ‘dossier’ against Geo that it never shared

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Defence Ministry’s reference to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), seeking Geo TV’s closure makes an interesting reading as it refers many ‘anti-Pakistan’ activities by the channel that the ministry never chose to share with Pemra or the Information Ministry before. This raises questions about the bias the defence establishment has been […]

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Had Mir blamed a politician, particular group would have sought his resignation

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Geo TV anchor Hamid Mir was not attacked once but thrice on Saturday. An attempt was made on his life in Karachi followed by attacks by a particular section on the social media and the sympathisers of agencies on a TV channel who were spitting fire on Hamid Mir as he blamed the ISI […]

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Trial in the media

Pakistan Press Foundation

But for the electronic media’s ballyhoo about a former general’s trial and the over publicized behavior of his lawyers in court, the proceedings would not have generated the storm they have across the country. Our television anchors in their talk shows vie with each other in the race to raise their ratings caring little for […]

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