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Pemra takes notice of airing of ‘abusive’ word used in press conference

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: In an unexpected exercise of its powers, the Pakistan Elec­tronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has taken notice of the airing of an ‘abusive’ word used by the ISPR director general during his live press conference on Wednesday evening. The electronic media regulator issued on Thursday an advice to all news channels, asking them to […]

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Watchdog recommends fine on Samaa TV

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has recommended imposition of Rs1 million fine on Samaa TV for airing an indecent programme. On July 22, 2015, Samaa TV in its programme, “Wardaat”, had aired reenactment of a crime story in which a vulgar text message, from a boy to girl, was shown in its original […]

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LHC seeks Pemra’s reply on violation of ban on Altaf’s statements

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: A full bench of the Lahore High Court on Monday gave four days time to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to explain why television channels violated the ban on broadcasting of interviews of exiled Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain. Pemra Chairman Absar Alam was ordered to submit a report on enforcement […]

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Role of Pemra

Pakistan Press Foundation

PEMRA’s intervention on behalf of the government to warn news channels from airing content or debating the recent Saudi-Iran tensions in a manner that could allegedly harm diplomatic relations with those countries is perhaps unsurprising — but is still thoroughly unwarranted. There are two issues here, only one of which was raised in the National […]

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Opposition lawmakers accuse govt of using Pemra to gag media

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: At least two opposition parties believe that the government, through the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), is trying to gag mainstream media, saying that it is the violation of the constitution which enshrines freedom of expression as one of the basic rights. They have urged the government to refrain from taking such measures […]

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TV channels asked to be cautious on Saudi-Iran row

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has directed news channels to be careful while discussing developments in the Middle East, with particular reference to the prevailing tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran. In a directive issued to all licensed news channels on Wednesday, Pemra directed the media to be careful when airing discussions […]

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PEMRA warns TV channels against revealing identity of rape victim

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Wednesday issued the first ever advice in Urdu to all news channels in compliance of the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan declaring Urdu as official language. This advice was issued to TV channels for violating “Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015” by revealing particulars and identity of […]

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Pemra urged to set up journalist training institute

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: A research study conducted by Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has urged Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to establish a journalist training institute to train media professionals on issues of safety and security and also to contribute towards Journalists Safety Fund. The findings of the study were shared by Dr Zafarullah at […]

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Pemra develops twitter account for feedback

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: A twitter account “@reportpemra” has been developed for feedback by general public about the violation of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) code of conduct and airing of any undesirable content. The results of the posts on the twitter account will directly be relayed to Pemar chairman. Any action taken by Pemra against undesirable […]

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Tipu removed from Pemra office

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has removed BS-21 Police Service of Pakistan Officer Kamaluddin Tipu from the position of Executive Member (EM) PEMRA. According to Establishment Division office order F. No. 12(24)/88-E-3 (Police) dated December 23, 2015, Tipu has been directed to report establishment division with immediate effect and until further orders. Tipu, in addition to […]

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Pemra sends notices to two channels

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The electronic media regulator has initiated action against five news channels and has issued two show-cause notices to two leading channels, in an effort to discourage the use of slang and street language on screen. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued on Tuesday notices to the two channels for airing abusive, indecent […]

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Pemra starts action against channels for abusive remarks

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) initiates punitive action against TV channels, separately, for hurling false allegations and passing highly personalised, abusive and derogatory remarks against individuals and for giving space to terror outfits threatening the state of Pakistan, says a press release. Taking serious cognizance of the language being used on TV screens, […]

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Pemra again puts off bidding process for DTH services

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The bidding process for the Direct to Home (DTH) services has been further delayed because the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has decided to initiate “legal due diligence” for the exercise. The legal due diligence is an investigation of a business or person prior to signing of a contract. The DTH is a […]

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Pemra starts due diligence for DTH licencing

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) in pursuance of its decision has initiated the process for legal due diligence to avoid anomalies, if any, in the postponed Direct to Home (DTH) process, says a press release. Subsequent recommendations/findings shall be presented before the authority in its next meeting for consideration for further course of […]

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