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Pemra asks channels to exercise strict editorial control

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Friday formally approved a fine of Rs1 million on Samaa TV for airing a highly objectionable, indecent and vulgar text message during its crime re-enactment programme “Wardat” in July last year. The text message was not only in violation of Pemra laws and the code of conduct implemented […]

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Watchdog recommends fine on Samaa TV

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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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Geo’s Mir Ibrahim elected as Chairman PBA

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KARACHI: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Geo Television Mir Ibrahim has been elected as the new chairman of Pakistan Broadcasting Association (PBA). According to details, Kawish Television Network’s (KTN) Aslam Qazi was elected as the vice-chairman , while Dunya’s Mian Aamir was chosen as the senior vice chairman of the PBA. Express Group’s Sultan […]

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Blasphemy: owners of five channels declared absconders

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NANKANA SAHIB: In an alleged blasphemy case, a court declared the owners of five private TV channels as proclaimed offenders, here on Saturday. On an application, filed by Rana Abdul Sattar Khan Advocate, a sessions court had ordered registration of a case under blasphemy charges against ARY Chief Executive Muhammad Suleman, anchorperson Mubasher Lucman, Dunya […]

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Threats and attacks against press amid political crisis in Pakistan

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The ongoing political crisis in Pakistan turned deadly over the weekend with three protesters dead and at least 500 wounded in the capital, Islamabad. As is often the case, the press was not spared from violence, with dozens of journalists covering the rally injured by police or protesters, according to news reports and the Pakistan […]

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Journalists covering Islamabad sit-ins brave manhandling

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KARACHI: At least one dozen journalists and their supporting staffers belonging to different news channels have braved harassment and manhandling at the hands of angry cadres of a ruling party and two opposition parties, while covering their protest rallies and sit-ins on the Constitution Avenue of the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad. These claimants of democracy […]

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The Media in Pakistan

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Having been affiliated with the Pakistani media industry for over a decade, Puruesh Chaudhary has become as an integral part of the country’s crop of young and ambitious players in the media sector. From initially working with two leading, local television channels – DAWN and SAMAA TV – Chaudhary has been invited to deliver lectures […]

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Rallies staged against ARY, Samaa channels

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LAHORE: After Friday prayers in Gaggo Mandi, rallies were staged against ARY and Samaa TV channels on repeatedly showing controversial programme. Qari Shafiq Chishti of Noori Masjid, Ahle-Sunaat Wal Jamaat’s district president Rao Habibur Rehman, Qari Jan Muhammad and Qari Shaukat separately led the protest rallies. In their speeches they said both the abovementioned channels […]

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TV channels’ rating race puts lives in harm’s way

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By: Syed Ali Shah QUETTA: The hollow-cheeked father of the slain television cameraman, Imran Sheikh, bursts into tears while narrating the ordeal of his family. Imran Sheikh was killed in the line of duty during the recent bombings in Alamdar road area of the provincial capital along with Saifur Rehman of Samaa TV and Iqbal […]

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UNESCO Director-General condemns bombings in Pakistan that claimed at least 95 lives, including three journalists

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In the wake of the Quetta bombings in Pakistan last Friday, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova today expressed her condolences to the people of Pakistan and urged the national authorities to do their utmost to bring those responsible to justice. According to media reports, more than 95 people were killed in a series of bombings, including […]

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For witnesses, it’s a day they’ll never forget

QUETTA: “I was shifting the injured and the dead to different hospitals, when suddenly I heard another big explosion. I thought the sky had blown up, I saw myself wet with blood,” says Babul, the Balochistan in-charge of the Edhi Foundation. Babul is now admitted in Akram Hospital, after suffering serious injuries in the third […]

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Journalists protest against Quetta blasts

SUKKUR: Many journalists have lost their lives while doing their jobs. Dozens of journalists belonging to the print and electronic media held a demonstration at the Clock Tower roundabout on Friday, to protest against the bomb blasts in Quetta that killed over 100 people on Thursday. The deceased include Samaa TV’s reporter Saifur Rehman Baloch […]

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Journalists condemn killing of colleagues in Quetta blasts

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PESHAWAR: Journalists in the provincial metropolis on Friday staged protest to condemn the killing of media men in the deadly blasts in Quetta. The protest was jointly arranged by Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ) and Peshawar Press Club (PPC) on the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists. Three journalists working for Samaa television including […]

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Desperate Hazaras want army rule in Quetta

By: Saleem Shahid QUETTA: Hundreds of people belonging to the Hazara Shia community staged a sit-in on Alamdar Road on Friday and refused to bury the dead till the army takes control of Quetta. The death toll from Thursday’s three blasts rose to 104 after nine more people died of their. The Human Rights Commission […]

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