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Broadcasters’ association files appeal

KARACHI: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA), represented through Barrister Syed Ali Zafar, has denied an allegation contained in a writ petition that the Pakistani media are broadcasting “indecent and immoral material”. The petition has called upon the Islamabad High Court to censor TV channels so that no shows, dramas and...

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Keeping safe and secure

By Kamal Siddiqi As a profession, journalism in Pakistan is one of the most dangerous ones to be in. The number of journalists killed over the past decade puts Pakistan at the top of countries where it is almost impossible to work freely and fairly as a media person. Despite...

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‘PTA lacks manpower, resources to monitor online content’

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) told a Senate committee on Wednesday that it lacked the human and financial resources to monitor and control objectionable content online. Instead, PTA Chairman Dr. Ismail Shah stressed the need for developing better relations with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube...

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G-B papers resume publication after PFUJ talks with govt

ISLAMABAD: Intensive and long talks were held between representatives of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and federal and Gilgit-Baltistan governments to sort out the issue of registration of cases against journalists. According to sources, Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafizur Rehman, G-B information minister and senior government officials, federal government’s Principal...

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Pemra fines channel for airing indecent content

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Friday fined Hum TV Rs1 million for airing indecent content on January 29, 2017. On receipt of a number of complaints from general public, a show cause notice was issued to the channel on February 20, said a Pemra press release. Through...