Naeem Tahir | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Media mess — III

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While the media mess is now squarely in the courts, the government support to Geo and the reservations of the ministry of defence are backed by the public. The shortcomings of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) are being exposed. It is important that we put our heads together and try to find a […]

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Media mess — II

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It became a hay day for unethical functionaries of television channels. Very likely, large amounts of money exchanged hands. It became a free for all. Television power could do anything. It could intimidate the civil machinery, politicians, businessmen and all such groups. Money could be extracted in every way. Plots were allotted to many. Sometimes […]

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Radio: the real pioneer — II

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Music was perhaps the greatest of radio’s attractions. Listeners could get everything they wanted. Classical, popular, or devotional music, all were available. Roshan Ara Begum, Nazakat Ali, Salamat Ali Khan, Amanat Ali, Fateh Ali Khan, Iqbal Bano, Farida Khanam, Umrao Zia Begum, instrumentalists Sharif Khan ‘Poonchwaley’, Hyder Buksh, Shaukat Hussain, Sain Marna, Babu Khan, Siraj […]

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FIR against a TV channel

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There is indeed no doubt about the fact that the freedom of press and freedom of information is the key to a healthy society as well as a healthy democracy A First Information Report (FIR) is a written document prepared by police organisations in Pakistan when they receive information about the commission of a cognizable […]

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TV ‘ratings’ and ‘decision making’

Naeem Tahir Advertising revenue is the main source of income for TV channel owners and they would want their programmes to be considered popular to get advertising revenues There are said to be 87 TV licences given by the government in the past. Countless TV networks came into being. Private TV channels are revenue based. […]

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