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Riot zone mob storms PTV

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ISLAMABAD: A mob of protesters from the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s (PAT) sit-ins stormed the headquarters of Pakistan Television (PTV) and forced its staff to take two of the state broadcaster’s flagship channels — PTV News and PTV World — off the air, on Monday morning. According to eyewitnesses, nearly 400 PTI […]

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28 media persons injured in police attack during rioting in Pakistan; PTV stormed in Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD: At least 28 journalists, cameramen and media workers were injured in attack by Punjab police n Islamabad on August 31. The police attack came during clashes between personnel of law enforcement agencies and activists of two political parties, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) The media persons came under attack while they […]

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A tribute to silent media figures of Pakistan

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Pakistan’s silent yet pioneering media figures were paid glowing tributes by students, faculty and media at a seminar organised by PR and media students amid the guidance of Parvez Jamil, Faculty Adviser, Media Management Program, Institute of Business Management. Gracing the occasion was Shahida Kazi, quietly yet vitally, the first English language female reporter at […]

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PTV being run on ‘stop-gap arrangements’

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ISLAMABAD: The state broadcaster, Pakistan Television (PTV) is plagued by a culture of appointments made on an ad hoc basis, as most key positions in the organisation are either vacant or being managed by junior officials. At least eight positions, including that of managing director (MD), director Administration and Personnel (A&P), director News, director Current […]

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Senate body asks government to appoint permanent Pemra chairman

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Senate Standing Committee on Information Broadcasting and National Heritage has grilled the Secretary Information for not submitting monthly reports regarding electronic media to the Committee and for not giving satisfactory answers to the members. The Committee also asked the Ministry of Information to appoint a permanent chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and […]

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PTV, CCTV sign MoU for co-operation

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The Chinese Central Television (CCTV) and Pakistan Television Corporation Ltd, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on mutual co-operation in the field of broadcasting here that would enable CCTV News and CCTV 9 documentary channel landing rights in Pakistan. The MoU was inked by Vice President of CCTV, Zhu Tong and Managing Director of Pakistan […]

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Cabinet to take up Right to Information Bill in next meeting: secretary

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ISLAMABAD: The Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Secretary, Dr Nazir Saeed, said on Thursday that the Right to Information Bill would figure in next cabinet meeting for consideration. He shared this information during the deliberations of the Senate’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting here at the PTV Headquarters. The secretary said there was no […]

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Senate body told PTA can’t stop YouTube completely

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ISLAMABAD: Technically, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and the Ministry of Information and Technology cannot stop YouTube completely but appropriate measures had been taken to implement the directives of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. People are still using YouTube through different proxy addresses. This was told to a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on […]

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Malick new MD PTV

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ISLAMABAD: Renowned journalist Mohammad Malick has been appointed the Managing Director (MD) of Pakistan Television (PTV).The state-run TV employees have welcomed the appointment of new MD as he had vast experience of journalism, marketing and administration. They expressed the hope that the institution would flourish under the supervision of a professional person, said a press […]

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PTV to get MD by next week

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ISLAMABAD: Secretary information and broadcasting Nazir Saeed on Wednesday assured the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that Pakistan Television (PTV) would get a permanent managing director (MD) by next week. He also apprised the court about the ongoing process for the appointment of MD PTV during hearing of the petition, seeking permanent managing director at the […]

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TV narratives

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Television is unlike most other technologies because it also performs ‘hidden’ functions. Therefore, the west marketed it to the south as a constitutive part of two larger narratives – modernisation and then later globalisation. The modernisation thesis, propounded by Daniel Lerner, held that the media, along with urbanisation, education and other social forces, would mutually […]

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Directors asked to seek advice from information secretary

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ISLAMABAD: The directors of state-run TV have been directed to seek orders, advice from the Secretary Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage until the appointment of a regular Managing Director. The post of MD stands vacant in pursuance of the judgment of the Islamabad High Court and a notification dated January 13. It was […]

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Acting PTV MD finally removed

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ISLAMABAD: The information ministry has finally removed acting PTV Managing Director (MD) Mustafa Kamal Qazi in accordance with an Islamabad High Court (IHC) verdict announced almost three weeks ago. Qazi challenged the withdrawal of his appointment notification through a contempt petition on Wednesday. His petition was dismissed by an IHC division bench at a preliminary […]

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Govt has finalised code of conduct for private TV channels

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ISLAMABAD: The government has finalised a code of conduct for private TV channels by taking on board all stakeholders, the Standing Committee of National Assembly on Information and Broadcasting was told on Tuesday. At the first meeting of newly formed committee, chaired by MNA Marvi Memon, the officials of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting gave […]

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