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There should be no hegemony in media, says Javed Jabbar

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KARACHI: Former federal information minister Javed Jabbar said that the topic the media chose to cover on Monday and the length of time the media devoted to that subject was superfluous as it did not serve any social purpose. Not only the coverage was inappropriate but it was also negative. Elaborating the negative aspect of […]

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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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Treason charge: Geo/Jang Group serves Rs50 bn notice on govt, ISI, Pemra

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s most popular and most loved media group Geo and Jang Group has served a legal notice on the Ministry of Defence, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for defaming and maligning the group by accusing it of working on an anti-Pakistan agenda, inciting and fuelling violence against the group, […]

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Javed Jabbar asks govt to address media crisis

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PESHAWAR: Former federal information minister and member Media Commission Javed Jabbar said here Wednesday that the main responsibility fell upon the Prime Minister and his cabinet to overcome the prevailing media crisis and get the commission’s recommendations implemented. Speaking at the launching ceremony of the book comprising the Media Commission report and recommendations at the […]

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Unlicensed religious channels on, licensed Geo off: Javed Jabbar

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Media Commission report launched…Says electronic media faces vacuum; speakers say those celebrating damage to Jang Group can also face the same; journalists being deprived of their livelihood; citizens enjoy media rights; more professionalism, strengthened institutional framework required LAHORE: The launching of a report prepared by the Media Commission appointed by the Supreme Court on reforms […]

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Experts back code of conduct for media

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KARACHI: Speakers at the seminar, ‘Current Media Crisis and Way Forward’, unanimously agreed that self-regulation and a concrete code of conduct for all TV channels is the need of the hour to overcome the prevalent media crisis. Presided by Javed Jabbar, the Supreme Court Media Commission chairperson and a former federal information minister and senator, […]

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Govt can terminate Pemra members for violating rules: Media Commission member

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ISLAMABAD: Javed Jabbar, a member of the Media Commission formed by the Supreme Court, said on Tuesday the meeting of its private members had put the Pemra to ridicule once again. He said the decision of private members was illegal and against the Pemra Ordinance. He said the members could be terminated by the government […]

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An extensive list of proposals by the media commission

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KARACHI: The launch of the media commission’s report at a local hotel here on Tuesday assumed considerable significance particularly due to the current debate over the stand-off between a media group and the intelligence services and an intense competition among various media groups to outdo each other in the ratings war. The report was introduced […]

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Political parties, civil society term Protection of Pakistan Bill a ‘draconian’ law

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KARACHI: Speakers at a consultative workshop on Wednesday discussed controversies involving the Protection of Pakistan Bill and its implications if it was passed in its present form by the Senate. They unanimously opposed the bill by describing it a ‘draconian law’ and said it violated many articles of the constitution aimed at safeguarding fundamental human […]

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The Pemra mess

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THE regulation of TV and radio channels is a subject of direct relevance to all citizens. Electronic media have been allowed to become an informative but distortive, often incoherent determinant of public discourse and agenda-setting. Aspects of regulation should not be seen as obscure, technocratic matters better left to public office-holders and specialists. In large […]

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State-run TV urged to set example for private TV channels

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Islamabad: Participants including MNA and Chairperson of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Marvi Memon have urged the state-run Pakistan Television to take the lead and set example before private TV channels regarding “what to show and what not to show.” They were speaking the launch of the printed version of “Report […]

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Govt urged to befittingly decorate sports journalist Qamar Ahmed

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KARACHI: Renowned cricket journalist and broadcaster Qamar Ahmed was profusely praised on Thursday for his unique feat of covering 400 Test matches as speakers urged the government to recognise the services of the man who has been reporting on the sport for almost 40 years. Former federal minister for information Javed Jabbar, while paying rich […]

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Arrangements finalised for national media conference

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KARACHI: The organising committee of the Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) at a meeting on Thursday finalised all arrangements for the three-day national media conference being held at a local hotel beginning from Feb 3. The meeting was chaired by SMIU Vice Chancellor Dr Mohammad Ali Sheikh. The participants in the meeting reviewed arrangements for […]

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Call to monitor ethical journalism practices

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KARACHI: Former Minister for Information and Broadcasting Javed Jabbar said at a roundtable discussion that there is a need of establishing an independent watchdog “News Broadcast Standard Authority” comprising senior media professionals and civil society to oversee and monitor ethical journalism practices in media in Pakistan. He said that there should be an independent body […]

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