TV channels told to improve quality of morning shows

TV channels told to improve quality of morning showsISLAMABAD: The Pakis­tan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has advised television channels to produce sensible morning shows and at the same time observed that producers and directors have limited ideas. “The concepts and ideas focus on matrimonial issues, wedding, dances, fashion, private lives,” the regulator said in its advisory issued on Wednesday. Pemra said that […]

Cruel year for the media

Cruel year for the mediaThe year gone by has been a cruel year for the media. In a country where more than 40 TV news channels fight for ratings and a limited advertising pie, the industry finally went into a correction mode. This was also prompted by the government which not only slashed its advertising budget but also re-negotiated […]

Tragic demise of a newspaper

Tragic demise of a newspaperThis is to mourn sudden and unceremonious demise of the only surviving English eveninger “Daily News” published from Karachi under auspices of the leading Jang Group of Newspapers. Other two English eveningers “The Star” of Dawn Group and “Leader” had ceased publication in 2007 and “Leader” was bought by a commercial party which was reportedly […]

PPF denounces attacks on journalists, media houses

PPF denounces attacks on journalists, media housesKARACHI: The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has written letters to the head of states of Nicaragua, Honduras, Mozambique, Turkey and the Democratic Republic of Congo, protesting incidents of attacks on journalists and media houses around the world. According to a statement on Monday, the PPF in its letter to Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega expressed concern over […]