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Pemra hears 29 channels viewpoint on fake blast report

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday conducted a hearing of 29 TV channels with regard to airing fake news of a blast in Gulberg, Lahore on February 23. The TV channels through their representatives submitted their replies to the show cause notices.  It may be mentioned here that following a blast […]

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Media-government showdown averted

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ISLAMABAD: A possible showdown between the media and government was averted on Wednesday evening, after the information minister brokered reconciliation between her cabinet colleague Anusha Rehman and a reporter covering Supreme Court proceedings. The two came face to face earlier in the day when Azam Gill, a reporter for a private TV channel, began filming […]

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PPF concerned over Murders of two Radio broadcasters

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to the H.E. Danilo Medina Sánchez President of the Dominican Republic, expressed concern over the murders of radio broadcaster Luis Manuel Medina Pérez  and producer Leónidas Antonio Evangelista Martínez during live broadcast on February 15, 2017 in the southeastern city of San Pedro de Macorís. PPF Secretary General Owais […]

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Political parties need inner democracy, strict accountability

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KARACHI, Jan 23 (PPI): Speakers at a moot said on Monday that it is the need of the hour that our political parties introduce the culture of democracy and accountability in their inner structures and focus on pressing needs of common man. “The demands and aspirations of voters need to be taken seriously by the […]

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Sound and fury, signifying nothing

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It’s always the same old story. Day after day, Pakistan’s newspapers and TV channels provide unending coverage of, and commentary on, issues that are notable only for the disturbing regularity with which they continue to re-emerge. For example, with some notable and welcome exceptions, and in the context of an understandable and more general desire […]

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You should feel ashamed of talking about personal lives, Imran reminds journalist of his limits

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PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan snubbed a journalist here on Tuesday when he asked him a question about his decision to divorce his wife Reham Khan. “There should be some norms. You should know your limits and feel ashamed for asking such a personal question,” an angry Imran told the reporter. On the […]

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‘Journalists should know media ethics’

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalists should give their input to juniors on media ethics. This was stated by veteran journalist Mohammed Ziauddin while addressing a workshop on: “Let Journalism Thrive! Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality and Media Safety in the Digital Age”. He said manipulation of digital age was very dangerous so government should make the Pakistan […]

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Pemra warns TV channels against airing defamatory remarks

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ISLAMABAD: In a rare but much-needed move, the otherwise inactive Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has warned all the television channels against airing live programmes, including interviews and speeches, containing defamatory and objectionable remarks, particularly against the army and judiciary. Pemra also issued an “advice” to all the satellite television channels to install a […]

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Cable operator illegally owned by media group dodges Pemra law

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has disclosed that keeping aside all political pressures, it finally raided country’s biggest defaulter cable operator following Lahore High Court (LHC) orders, when it came to know that the illegal operator has already shifted most of its equipment to another cable business with a different name for which […]

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MQM urges media to use freedom of expression responsibly

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KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement leaders on Wednesday condemned use of ‘derogatory language’ about the party and its lawmakers urged media to use freedom of expression with great responsibility. MQM leaders Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Qamar Mansoor, Farooq Sattar and Haider Abbas Rizvi warned that those who were plotting against the MQM and holding its media […]

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Media and Nation Building

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There is something very seriously wrong with our television media. Our private channels barring an odd one or two, appear to be oblivious of editorial sagacity in context of what to air and what not to say. This statement has nothing to do with freedom of journalism for I am a very ardent supporter of […]

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Negative role of media

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Sir: The terror attack at Peshawar resulted in unity between two major political entities: Imran Khan and Mian Nawaz Sharif. Imran Khan had taken an extreme position against the government, and it had been a difficult decision to call off his protest abruptly for the sake of national harmony and to fight terrorism. I must […]

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Media, Madaris bodies to be consulted for reforms

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ISLAMABD: The top civil and military leadership of the country has though developed consensus on most of the policy decisions to fight terrorism, the strategy on media and madaris would be finalised in consultation with the professional bodies of these two powerful sections of the society. Both media and madaris, which have been generally operating […]

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A media gone berserk

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Everybody knows the media’s job is to inform, educate and entertain people but what if it starts endangering and traumatizing lives of the citizens. Yes, it happens in Pakistan quite often where media especially electronic is still immature and irresponsible to the core. The country’s electronic media virtually went berserk shortly after the massacre of […]

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