TV, radio channels accused of promoting quackery

TV, radio channels accused of promoting quackeryPESHAWAR: The satellite TV channels and FM radios continue to promote quackery despite directives by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) not to air health-related advertisements without permission of the government. Even some mainstream satellite Pashto channels air such programmes in which the unqualified doctors offer treatment for all ailments. The homoeopaths have become radio […]

Radio Pakistan’s website remains hacked for an hour

ISLAMABAD: The website of state-run broadcaster was hacked for an hour on Sunday evening, sources in the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) told Dawn. “The Radio Pakistan website was hacked between 3pm and 4pm. Some hackers claimed responsibility. However, the site has been restored,” said a senior PBC official. According to the official, those accessing the […]

Journalists to march on LoC today

Journalists to march on LoC todayMUZAFFARABAD: More than four hundred journalists from different parts of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir have arrived here to take part in a “symbolic march” towards the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday. The march, organised by the Central Union of Journalists (CUJ), a regional body, has attracted attention of media professionals across the country. “For […]

BBC expands news coverage in held Kashmir

BBC expands news coverage in held KashmirLONDON: The BBC said on Thursday it would expand shortwave radio news coverage in Occupied Kashmir to ease the impact of a communications blackout imposed by the Indian government. The British broadcaster’s announcement came after New Delhi scrapped an article of the Indian constitution granting special status to parts of the disputed Himalayan region under […]

PPF condemns the murder of radio presenter in Afghanistan

PPF condemns the murder of radio presenter in AfghanistanPakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan has expressed deep concern over the murder of Nadershah Sahibzada, a radio presenter and producer working with the privately owned “Seday-e-Gardiz” (voice of Gardiz). PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the brutal murder of the journalist and […]

PPF condemns closure of 15 stations in Congo

PPF condemns closure of 15 stations in CongoPakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo has expressed concern over the shutdown of at least fifteen private and community based broadcasting stations. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned this action of closing the stations and urged the authorities to […]