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Violence and TV Channels

THE killing of three clerics in Karachi a few days ago was indeed gruesome. The targeted killings of 10 to 15 people in Karachi have become the order of the day. Critical reviews are presented on TV channels and columns are written on Karachi killings, but no remedial steps have been taken so far. I […]

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Journalists unanimous in upholding media ethics

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By: Ashraf Ansari Islamabad: At a seminar on media ethics and court reporting, senior journalists and lawyers agreed that there was urgent need to abide by the professional norms by media, lawyers and other professionals in fulfilment of national imperatives. Islamabad High Court Bar Association organised the seminar in collaboration with Press Council of Pakistan […]

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The media’s moral policing

BY: HINA ALI The media, of late, has started resorting to the cheapest and most vile form of sensationalism there is by moral policing the citizens on live television broadcasts. First we had a certain Miss Maya Khan who shocked viewers by ‘exposing’ young boys and girls in a public park who were doing nothing […]

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Defaming Human Rights campaigner: Media mogul promises to take action

ISLAMABAD: The publisher of a leading media house has responded positively to noted rights activist and legal expert Asma Jehangir’s complaint against two columnists who allegedly carried out a ‘character assassination’ on her in their respective write ups early last month. The publisher has promised to take action against the two writers, who were also […]

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Defamation: Supreme Court registrar files damages suit against journalist

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Dr Faqir Hussain claims Rs 300 million in damages from Najam Sethi for publishing a ‘defamatory’ news story in a weekly magazine against him By: Hasnaat Malik ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court’s Register Dr Faqir Hussain has filed an Rs 300-million damages suit in the Islamabad District Court against senior journalist Najam Sethi for publishing a news […]

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Journalist summoned in Supreme Court registrar defamation case

By: Malik Asad ISLAMABAD: A local court, on Saturday, summoned editor-in-chief Friday Times (FT), Najam Sethi, on January 26, in regard to a defamation case filed by the registrar Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) Dr Faqir Hussain. According to the plaintiff’s counsel the defamatory content appears in the anonymous section of the magazine ‘Such Gup’, […]

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Media issues again

By: Naeem Tahir There are about 50 plus networks in Pakistan, perhaps more than any country! The owners have the profit motive as the top consideration, as in any other business A two-member commission has been appointed to look into the various matters relating to the media. One of the members is Mr Javed Jabbar […]

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Supreme Court forms commission for media accountability

By: Shoaib A Raja ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday constituted a two-member Media Accountability Commission headed by Justice (retd) Nasir Aslam Zahid and comprising Javed Jabbar. The worthy members of the commission have consented to act as a commission. This commission has been formulated on the request of petitioners Hamid Mir, Absar Alam […]

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Press Council of Pakistan, Women’s Empowerment Group sign accord promoting media ethics on portrayal of women

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KARACHI: Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) and Women’s Empowerment Group (WEG) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to become strategic partners to collaborate on interventions on social development and media ethics related to human rights, while emphasising women rights particularly. As per the signed MoU, scope of intervention of both parties includes creating public awareness, […]

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Justice Zahid tipped to head panel on media

ISLAMABAD: Nasir Aslam Zahid, a former judge of the Supreme Court, is being tipped to head a two-man commission on media accountability. The court is expected to make the announcement on Jan 15. A decision to this effect was made by a two-judge Supreme Court bench, headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja, after it approved […]

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Supreme Court approves media accountability panel

ISLAMABAD: A Supreme Court bench on Thursday approved the formation of a two-member commission for upholding the principles of media regulation. The bench, headed by Justice Jawad S Khawaja, announced that the commission would comprise a former judge of the Supreme Court Justice (Retd) Nasir Aslam Zahid and ex-information minister Javed Jabbar. The commission has […]

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Chairman barred by Supreme Court still running PEMRA, calls meeting

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By: Ahmad Noorani ISLAMABAD: It’s not only the top constitutional office holders who are flouting the judgements of the superior judiciary, a junior Pemra official, who was given a look after charge of Pemra chairman by PPP government and was removed by Supreme Court two-weeks ago, has started using powers of the Pemra Chairman in […]

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PTI asks PEMRA to curb foreign content on TV channels

By: Mumtaz Alvi ISLAMABAD: Objecting to the airing of foreign content on private TV channels during prime time, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday demanded that the Pakistan Electric Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) should strictly monitor the TV channels and cable operators and take a prompt action in this context. “PTI expresses solidarity with the local […]

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Silly morning shows

By Sameen I would like to draw your attention to the morning show craze that has been adopted by our television channels. Once there was a time when talents like Tauseef Haider and Mustansar Hussain Tarar would host some really informative and decent shows with great guest appearances for these morning shows but now, whenever […]

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