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SHC restrains TV channel from defaming Bahria Town

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The Sindh High Court has restrained Channel 92 and its anchorperson from airing any defamatory programmes and false statements against Bahria Town Chief Executive Officer Malik Riaz, summoning them on November 8, 2018, The Express Tribune has learnt. The Bahria Town CEO and others filed a Suit No 1967 in the SHC against the channel and its […]

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PBA prays to SHC to become party in Axact’s TV case

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has filed an application with the Sindh High Court (SHC) to become party to the lawsuit filed by the BoL TV management submitting that the plaintiffs had leveled serious allegations against the association and its member broadcasters without documentary evidence. The applicant submitted that the Bol TV management had […]

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PTI-PAT sit-ins: Govt ploughed Rs450m into media blitz

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ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government spent an estimated Rs450 million from national exchequer on the advertisement in an effort to run its media campaign to counter months-long sit-ins staged by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) last year. The ‘popular idea’ was floated by the PML-N media managers […]

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MasterChef Pakistan going to be screened soon

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KARACHI: One of the most favourite reality television shows ‘MasterChef Pakistan’ is going to be screened soon on a local entertainment channel of the country, Chef Zakir, Chef Mehboob and Chef Awan will be the judge of the cooking show. In Pakistan Knorr is presenting the ‘MasterChef’, which will be screened by one of the […]

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Cricket series bid was not viable for state TV

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting was informed on Wednesday that state TV did not bid for the telecast of Pakistan cricket series with South Africa and Sri Lanka because it was not viable. State TV’s representative Dr Nauman Niaz while defending the state TV’s opting out of the bid said that […]

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Digital Technology – The future of Cable TV

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The cable TV was introduced in America almost half a century ago. At that time, there were only a few channels that were broadcast on Cable TV Network. With time, the Analog Technology improved and the number rose to around 80 to 90 channels. When the cable TV first came to Pakistan, the cable operators […]

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Revival of Pakistani cinema

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Sir: It is a truth widely acknowledged that the once-thriving Pakistani film industry is now dead. The reasons behind this slow demise include the introduction of in-home entertainment, cable television, market competition from Bollywood and, finally, the Islamisation drive by General Ziaul Haq. The industry, which once boasted more than 700 cinemas, now has just […]

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Judiciary-media relations at low ebb

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ISLAMABAD: As confrontation between bench and bar is intensifying on different matters, romance between superior courts and media is reaching a low ebb after the Supreme Court’s July 24 decision to change the presidential election’s schedule. Since the start of the lawyers’ movement, relations between superior courts and the media, particularly one big media group, […]

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Pemra stops airing of ‘controversial’ advertisement

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) here on Tuesday asked the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) to stop airing what it called a controversial ad on a contraceptive. Amid scores of public complaints against the telecast of an ‘objectionable and indecent’ advertisement for the contraceptive on Pakistani TV channels, Pemra in a letter addressed […]

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BBC appreciates Geo’s ‘Amaan Ramazan’ programme

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KARACHI: The highly popular British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in its recent report has termed Geo’s Amaan Ramazan programme the most preferred and Dr Aamir Liaquat Hussain the favourite host of the people of Pakistan. It also reported that the participants of this programme are being presented motorcycles, TV sets, laptops and even in some cases […]

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Media In The Spotlight

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By: ZUBEIDA MUSTAFA THE two-member media commission’s recommendation for consultations on the review of all media laws and codes could not have been more timely. The fact is that lately a lot of concern has been expressed vocally by discerning observers about the damage the media is inflicting on our society. Any forum, which is […]

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SHC issues notices to Pemra, channel for excessive foreign content

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Karachi: Sindh High Court on Wednesday issued notices to secretary ministry of information, Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (Pemra) and a private TV channel on petition against airing of more than 10% foreign content in its transmission. Independent Media Corporation submitted in the petition that M/s Horizon private TV channel was telecasting 80% to 90% […]

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New face of news: Exploring the tech-savvy facets of journalism

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By Maryam Usman ISLAMABAD: Journalists, social media gurus and blogging activists gathered to discuss the impact of digital technology on the global media dynamics at Kuch Khaas on Monday. They zeroed in on the fact that Pakistan has been slow in the catch up and the mainstream media is still experimenting to converge with digital […]

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Digital media report launched

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ISLAMABAD: A report on mapping digital media on Friday documented ups and downs the Pakistani media faced in the last decade when it grew from one State run TV channel to over 100 today. Launched by the Open Society Foundation in collaboration with a local NGO, Mishal, the report titled Mapping Digital Media Pakistan touched […]

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