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The political economy of extremism

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For some people, identities forged through extremist viewpoints have always been fringe ones. The US war on terror, however, has turned extremist tendencies into global currency. Though not limited to any one country, this reevaluation carries larger implications for Pakistan than for any other country. One manifestation of this phenomenon is the emerging lot of […]

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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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‘Ethnic bias’: role of TV channel criticized

A provincial lawmaker of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Rafiq Engineer on Wednesday demanded of the government to ban a private news channel for hurting the feelings of people of Lyari with “racial offence”. Speaking on the floor of the house during the Sindh Assembly session, the legislator said that private TV channel (not Aaj News) […]

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‘Ethnic bias’: role of TV channel criticized

A provincial lawmaker of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Rafiq Engineer on Wednesday demanded of the government to ban a private news channel for hurting the feelings of people of Lyari with “racial offence”. Speaking on the floor of the house during the Sindh Assembly session, the legislator said that private TV channel (not Aaj News) […]

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The media, the judiciary and, damned if I know

By: Feisal H Naqvi In case you’re wondering, the preceding paragraph is the answer to the question, “what makes you optimistic about Pakistan?” You may ask what the media can do against all the forces combining to hurt this country. Is it not foolish to rest our hopes in freedom of the press when our […]

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Local vs foreign dramas

The stunning and unexpected popularity of dubbed Turkish soap Ishq-e-Mamnu has led to a revolution in Pakistani television which, many local actors say, could lead to the death of homemade drama. Actors have taken to the streets to call for government protectionism and a ban on these dubbed soap operas. The claims are similar to […]

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Airing of Turkish plays irks Senate body

By: Kalbe Ali ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting expressed concern on Monday over a growing trend among private channels to telecast Turkish soaps, expressing fears that the local mini-screen entertainment industry would go the way of its big-screen sister. A meeting of the committee, held at the Parliament House, noted that […]

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Channels airing ads beyond limits to be regulated: Senate body

ISLAMABAD: The special committee of the Senate in its meeting held at the Parliament House on Thursday with Leader of the House Jehangir Badr in the chair deliberated upon the recruitments made in the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) from 2007 to August 31, 2012 and the appointments made in accordance with the province-wise […]

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