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Useful reports, useless action

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On January 15, 2013, a bench of the honourable Supreme Court (SC) ordered the creation of a commission to conduct research into nine terms of reference (TORs) raised through the filing of several petitions in the SC. The commission had Mr Justice (retd) Nasir Aslam Zahid as the chairman and Senator (retd) Javed Jabbar as […]

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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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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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Pemra accused no TV channel, NA told

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ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has told the National Assembly (NA) that the second part of the report of the Media Commission has been presented to the Supreme Court. He said Pemra has leveled no allegation against any TV channel, so the ministry did not need to take any action. He said Pemra is not […]

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Experts discuss pros and cons of media’s role in society

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LAHORE: The participants of a ‘Roundtable Consultations on Supreme Court Media Commission Report’ critically reviewed nine major issues of mass media in Pakistani society in frame of SC terms of references (ToRs), with their written endorsement, rejection or modifications during careful review of the recommendations given in the report to deal with the issues. The […]

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Being responsible: ‘Monitoring the media is a collective responsibility, not just the govt’s’

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KARACHI: The print and electronic media in Pakistan is in a dire need to conduct candid self-critical reviews of their own performance, said former senator Javed Jabbar at a conference to review the recommendations of the Media Commission appointed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The event was held jointly by the Citizen’s Initiative on […]

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Government opinion sought on PEMRA’s denial

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court asked the government on Monday to advise it whether to expunge an assertion, later denied by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), suggesting that a media house aired foreign-funded programmes. A two-judge bench headed by Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani ordered Additional Attorney General Atiq Shah to seek instructions from the […]

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‘We shouldn’t be intimidated by media’

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KARACHI: No one should be intimidated by the media and it is our moral duty to challenge their power if they are committing a mistake and praise them if they do good work, said former senator Javed Jabbar at a roundtable conference on Monday. There should be a public service broadcasting network and news and […]

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Pemra Authorised To Probe Financial Resources Of Electronic Media: Javed Jabbar

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KARACHI: Javed Jabbar, member of the Media Commission appointed by the Supreme Court, has refuted claims of the Pemra officials that they have not made allegations against a media channel for running foreign-funded programmes. In a statement issued here on Thursday, he referred to the statement attributed to PEMRA as published in leading newspapers on […]

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Pemra Says It Never Made Allegations Against Private Media

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ISLAMABAD: Pemra has finally clarified its position in the media regarding the allegations that Pemra had backtracked from its earlier statement about foreign funding of a private TV channel. A press release issued by Fakhar-ud-Din Mughal, General Manager (Media & PR) said on Tuesday Pemra had never made any assertion about the involvement of foreign […]

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Proposal to make state media independent hailed

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By: Shabbir Sarwar LAHORE: In a seminar organised by the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) on the Media Commission report, Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors former president Arif Nizami, SAFMA Secretary General Imtiaz Alam and Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Associate Professor Dr Osama Siddique addressed the audience, while participants from various media […]

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