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Foreign channels E1 and Minimax approved by PEMRA for airing

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in its 147th meeting held on Thursday at PEMRA headquarters, approved grant of two Landing Right Permissions to M/s Standard Services (Pvt) Limited for Foreign Satellite TV Channel “E-1” and M/s Bells Entertainment (Pvt) Ltd for foreign satellite TV channel Minimax both under children category. The authority was also […]

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All state-run TV channels except one running in losses, Senate told

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry told the Senate on Wednesday that all the state-run TV channels except PTV Home are running in losses. During the question hour in the Senate, the minister said that state-run TV, being a national institution, does not broadcast any Indian content or material. He said that all […]

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Pemra approves grant of licences through open bidding

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority [Pemra] has approved the grant of licences to new satellite TV channels through open bidding. The approval was given at a meeting on Monday. The authority approved two non-commercial FM radio licences for Punjab Food Authority (PFA), Lahore, and Beaconhouse National University (BNU), Lahore. The regulator reviewed the […]

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Pemra asks channels to help build healthy society

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ISLAMABAD: The Pak­istan Electronic Media Reg­ulatory Authority (Pem­­ra) has issued an advisory to all satellite news and current affairs channels, urging them to highlight positive developments in the country and promote optimism to build healthy society, instead of portraying a bad image of the country by giving extra coverage to crime news and negative issues, […]

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PEMRA issues show cause notice to 22 news channels

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Friday issued show cause notices to 22 Satellite TV Channels for irresponsible coverage of Chinese Consulate incident in Karachi. This coverage was violation of PEMRA regulations and electronic media code of conduct 2015 during marathon live coverage of the terrorists attack on Chinese Consulate in Karachi, a press […]

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Cost cuts in media

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ONE 24/7 news television channel has shut down. Many other news channels, big and small, are teetering on the brink: their advertising revenues have been falling for several months. The keyword in the (electronic) media these days is ‘rightsizing’. From camerapersons to producers to programme hosts — everyone’s job is on the line. Bureau offices […]

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PFUJ vows to protect freedom of press

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (Afzal Butt group) on Saturday described Nov 3, 2007 as the darkest day in the country’s history and said on that day former military ruler retired Gen Pervez Musharraf had imposed a state of emergency in violation of the Constitution. In a statement, PFUJ president Afzal Butt and […]

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‘279 PTV pensioners await payment’

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage on Thursday was given an update on pending payments of pensions to retired employees of Pakistan Television (PTV). It was told that from a total of 3,108 pensioners, payments of 279 were pending while the rest had been paid. An amount of Rs1.330 […]

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Pemra chief empowered to take TV channels off air

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ISLAMABAD: The chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has assumed powers to stop any channel from broadcasting for a limited period of time. The Pemra board granted these powers to Chairman Absar Alam after they were told that the regulator had failed to implement its code of conduct over ‘re-enactment programmes’ due […]

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Sound and fury, signifying nothing

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It’s always the same old story. Day after day, Pakistan’s newspapers and TV channels provide unending coverage of, and commentary on, issues that are notable only for the disturbing regularity with which they continue to re-emerge. For example, with some notable and welcome exceptions, and in the context of an understandable and more general desire […]

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Domain of YouTube opened to erase objectionable material, SC told

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it has launched domain of YouTube in Pakistan and after getting access to it, it will be able to erase objectionable material uploaded on it. A two-member bench of the apex court comprising Justice Ijaz Afzal Khan and Justice Qazi Faiz Isa […]

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TV channels asked to be cautious on Saudi-Iran row

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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 sends notices to two channels

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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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QUALITY OF MORNING SHOWS CRITICISED

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The sub-committee of Senate Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Monday observed that not only the government but also owners of media houses are equally responsible for ensuring safety and welfare of media persons in the country. Senator Mushahid Ullah Khan, convenor of the sub-committee while presiding over the meeting said that […]

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