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Advertisers complain political parties use their space without paying

KARACHI: After the election commission’s ban on political parties to advertise their campaigns in the media, outdoor advertisement hoardings are still an option for the politicians. But advertisements without payments are no good for the advertising agencies. Reluctant to offer their spaces to the political parties, advertising firms in Karachi have gone to court seeking […]

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Media watchdog says 141 journalists killed in 2012

GENEVA: Last year was one of the deadliest on record for journalists, with 141 killed in 29 different countries and Syria the most dangerous place on earth for reporters, a media watchdog said Thursday. The Swiss-based Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), which fights for the protection of journalists, said the figure was up by 31 per […]

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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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NA body for ban on airing foreign content during prime time

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Thursday recommended the government to ban airing all foreign contents in any language during the prime time and take strict action against the violators. The committee meeting, held with Beelum Hasnain in the chair, was attended by its members, Secretary Information Rasheed Ahmed, Pemra Chairman […]

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MQM chief apologies to media persons

LONDON: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief, Altaf Hussain, has said some anchorpersons had given some derogatory remarks about some senior and respectable persons during their talk shows. He asked them that they might criticise people as it was their right being journalists, but they had no right to ridicule them. In a statement on Thursday, […]

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Safma regional moot from tomorrow

LAHORE: The South Asian Free Media Association (Safma) is holding its eighth regional conference in Amritsar, India, and Lahore from Jan 5 to 9. Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, PML-N President Nawaz Sharif and Indian Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal are scheduled to speak at different sessions of the conference. The conference’s theme this […]

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