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IMPLEMENTATION OF CODE OF CONDUCT: MEDIA MONITORING & TRACKING CENTRE TO PLAY PIVOTAL ROLE

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Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid said on Tuesday that Media Monitoring and Tracking Center would play pivotal role in implementing media code of conduct and improve the governance system. Pervaiz Rashid expressed these views while inaugurating the “Media Monitoring & Tracking Center” project at Directorate of Electronic Media & Publication (DEMP). He […]

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Pemra action against private TV anchor sought

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RAWALPINDI: Condemning objectionable remarks and false allegations levelled against superior courts and judges by an anchor of a private TV channel Mubashir Lucman, the Rawalpindi High Court Bar Association (RHCBA) has demanded of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to take a legal action against him forthwith. This demand was made during an emergency […]

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TV show host, four others booked on blasphemy charge

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ISLAMABAD: A host of a morning show aired by a private TV channel has been booked with four other people on charges of blasphemy. The case was registered at the Margalla police station on Wednesday on a complaint of the chairman of the Namoos-i-Risalat Forum, Rao Abdul Rahim. Mr Rahim, a lawyer, said that 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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Members, ToRs for media laws review task force finalized

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and Heritage on Monday finalised members’ names and terms of reference (ToRs) for Media Laws Review Task Force which would comprehensively review all existing laws, rules and regulations related to media at the federal, provincial and local levels. It was decided during the 9th meeting of […]

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Court orders case against channel chief, others

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FAISALABAD: The local sessions court has ordered to register a case against the ARY channel’s Chief Executive (CE) Salman Iqbal, the host of a programme Nida Yasir and others, as the programme aired content averse to Islamic teachings. Advocate Farah Nawaz Gul had filed a petition in the court of Additional District Sessions Judge Shahid […]

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Irresponsible reporting

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NO doubt, the attack on Karachi airport late Sunday night was a serious incident demanding continuous coverage. But in their rush to be the first to report on developing events, many electronic news channels lost track of the do’s and don’ts of live coverage of terrorist activities. While several aspects of the coverage deserve strong […]

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Mistakes part of job, no need to flare up: PPC

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FAISALABAD: Pakistan Press Council Chairman Raja Shafqat Abbasi has said that committing of mistakes by the by any of the print or electronic media is not a big thing, it is a part of job. Addressing the media at the GCU, Lahore, and then talking to the journalists, he said the journalists reporting of the […]

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Media ‘red lines’: ‘Revamped code of conduct a month away’

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ISLAMABAD: The government’s committee is inching closer to revamping the code of conduct for print and electronic media, according to Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui. On Thursday, Siddiqui told The Express Tribune that the code would not only ensure freedom of expression but also set certain red lines’. “We are […]

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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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SC judge unmoved by ‘smear campaign’ in Geo case

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ISLAMABAD: “Honour and shame is in the hands of Allah Almighty; I am under no pressure and no-one can disgrace me,” said Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja on Friday as he took up a petition filed by Geo TV. The Supreme Court judge’s observations came after Advocate Taufiq Asif told him that banners that were critical […]

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Rallies staged against ARY, Samaa channels

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LAHORE: After Friday prayers in Gaggo Mandi, rallies were staged against ARY and Samaa TV channels on repeatedly showing controversial programme. Qari Shafiq Chishti of Noori Masjid, Ahle-Sunaat Wal Jamaat’s district president Rao Habibur Rehman, Qari Jan Muhammad and Qari Shaukat separately led the protest rallies. In their speeches they said both the abovementioned channels […]

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Govt and Geo are partners in crime, says Mazari

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ISLAMABAD: In a strongly worded diatribe, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday alleged that the government was destabilising state institutions by supporting Geo/Jang group, adding that Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) was protecting the group. While addressing a press conference on Thursday, PTI Secretary Information Dr Shireen Mazari claimed that there was a strong nexus between Geo/Jang […]

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PPP opposes ban on any TV channel

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party’s Human Rights Cell has cautioned against banning any TV channel and called upon the government to strengthen the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to ensure that the electronic media abide by a code of conduct that should be effectively enforced and regulated. “Resorting to a ban is censorship and there is […]

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