Muzzling the media

Muzzling the mediaWITH World Press Freedom Day around the corner, we are offered with, if nothing else, a delicious excuse to delve into the recent past and make some sort of an assessment, however vague, of where we truly stand — are the gatekeepers of our information free and independent and pluralistic, or are they controlled and […]

Electronic media editors reject Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) curbs

Electronic media editors reject Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) curbsISLAMABAD: The electronic media regulator has advised satellite television channels not to report on government meetings under progress, but the stakeholders expressed concern over the directive. In a statement released on Wednesday, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) said news channels should exercise caution while reporting on decisions taken at cabinet meetings and rely […]