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The fourth pillar: Speakers discuss ways to make media stronger

KARACHI: At a consultative meeting on ‘Citizens’ Role in Strengthening Democratic Media’, Society for Alternative Media and Research executive director Mazhar Arif asked what citizens should do if media ignores their rights. According to him, a lot of this depends on the people’s trust on the information they receive. The meeting was held on Wednesday […]

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Imran’s allegations against journalists: Facts or fiction?

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I wish Imran Khan would have gone through the petition 105/2012 filed in the Supreme Court (SC) by two senior journalists, Hamid Mir and Absar Alam, before accusing journalists, anchors and columnists for corruption. But the biggest dilemma of the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has been that he heavily depends on ‘ill- informed’ media […]

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Free for all in electronic media as Pemra stays headless

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ISLAMABAD: At a time when the anti-government forces are getting united, using the electronic media for their objectives and openly announcing the toppling of the democratic government, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) is not only dysfunctional but also headless. The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered the government not to appoint a new […]

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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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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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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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Media needs an ombudsman to regulate controversial content says Jabbar

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By: Manzoor Ali PESHAWAR: A former federal minister has suggested that an ombudsman should be appointed for the media to regulate the coverage of objectionable content. Former federal minister for information and member of the commission, Javed Jabbar was the lead speaker at a roundtable conference at which NGOs and the academia reviewed recommendations of […]

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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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Media In The Spotlight

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By: ZUBEIDA MUSTAFA THE two-member media commission’s recommendation for consultations on the review of all media laws and codes could not have been more timely. The fact is that lately a lot of concern has been expressed vocally by discerning observers about the damage the media is inflicting on our society. Any forum, which is […]

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SC Media Commission recommends freeze on new TV licenses

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By: Hamid Mir ISLAMABAD: The Media Commission constituted by the Supreme Court has recommended to parliament to establish a Media Laws Review Task Force, restructure and rename the Ministry of Information and free Pemra, PTV, APP and PBC of government control. The two-member commission, comprising Justice (retd) Nasir Aslam Zahid and Javed Jabbar, has submitted […]

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AG seeks time for holding meetings on payments to media groups

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ISLAMABAD: The Attorney General (AG) for Pakistan Irfan Qadir on Thursday requested the Supreme Court (SC) to give him time for holding meetings with state functionaries being targeted in the media commission report so as to get their point of view regarding payments to certain media organisations and advertisement agencies. Qadir made the request during […]

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Media Commission’s report: Supreme Court seeks report on government advertisements

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KHUDAYAR MOHLA Resuming hearing on Media Commission’s report on transparent distribution of government advertisements in the media on Tuesday, the Supreme Court sought a report from the federation on the issue. A two-member bench of Justices Jawwad S Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain was hearing identical petitions filed against the federation on the release […]

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