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CPNE for finalising measures on media safety

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) Media Safety and Defence Task Force meeting was held on Thursday under the supervision of the Chairman Ikram Majeed Sehgal. The meeting expressed concern over the attacks on media houses, media professionals and situation of insecurity and recommended to finalise the measures taking regarding media safety. It […]

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PFUJ to stage protest in front of Parliament House today

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Monday called upon All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Council for Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) and Pakistan Broadcasters’ Association (PBA) to extend their support to protest sit-in to be staged in front of the Parliament House on December 8 against non-provision of security to the media houses by […]

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NA body proposes changes in broadcast, social media laws

ISLAMABAD: Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Tuesday presented a set of proposed changes to existing laws and regulations governing public discourse and behavior on broadcast and social media. The meeting of the committee, which was presided over by Member National Assembly (MNA) Marvi Memon was held here at Parliament House to […]

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PBA delegation discusses tax issues with Sindh CM

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KARACHI: A delegation of the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) discussed with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah issues pertaining to taxes deducted by the provincial government from the PBA members. The members of the delegation, included Arshad Zuberi and Saleem Adil Muhammad Butt. Provincial Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon, Special Assistant to Chief Minister […]

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Jang Group asks Imran Khan to prove his allegations

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ISLAMABAD: The Independent Media Corporation, Independent Newspapers Corporation and News Publications through their counsel Khalid Jawed Khan advocate served legal notice on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan for leveling false, defamatory and misleading allegations against the media group and its owner Mir Shakil ur Rehman. Following is the text of the legal notice. This […]

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PBA condemns attack on PTV

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Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has condemned the attack and unlawful takeover of its member channel Pakistan Television Network’s Islamabad headquarters by protesters. The statement further appealed to all sides not to hinder or attack media and journalists who are performing their lawful duties. Business Recorder

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PBA assails attack on media personnel

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has strongly condemned the attacks on reporters, cameramen and other media workers in Islamabad while they were performing their duty of keeping the people informed. In a statement issued on Sunday, the PBA strongly condemned the brutality with which police targeted and attacked media workers. The statement demanded that […]

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PBA has worked out code of conduct for media

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman Abdur Rashid has told the National Assembly Special Committee on Information and Broadcasting that over two million Indian Direct to Home (DTH) satellite broadcasting systems are working in Pakistan. He said these DTH systems earn money from Pakistan to send it abroad and the government should act […]

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NA body for new legislation to make PEMRA more powerful

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ISLAMABAD: A sub-committee of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Wednesday directed the ministry to propose new legislation to make PEMRA more effective and its regulations more implementable. Arifa Khalid Pervez, convener of the sub-committee, said that the committee and its members were not against the freedom of expression, […]

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Good show of solidarity

By: Ali Akhtar The Pakistan Broadcasters’ Association’s (PBA) decision to frame an agenda to protect TV channels from government pressure is a commendable one. It is the primary responsibility of the media to keep the masses informed. Similarly, it’s the people’s right to know the truth. As elections are near, it is feared that the […]

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Pakistan Broadcasters Association pledges collective resistance to pressure

KARACHI: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association adopted in its board meeting on Monday a ‘media protection policy’ that could lead to ‘collective boycott and collective legal action’ against ‘illegal’ shutdown of news channels for not following ‘advice of political parties and pressure groups’. “In the past channels have been shut down using force and coercion because […]

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