LHC suspends Pemra ban on Motorway incident

LHC suspends Pemra ban on Motorway incidentLAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday suspended a notification of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) regarding the ban on the coverage of the Motorway gang-rape incident in electronic media. A two-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan and Justice Shakilur Rehman Khan passed the order on a petition by a […]

PEMRA bans speeches of ‘proclaimed offenders’ following Nawaz’s ‘fiery speeches’

PEMRA bans speeches of ‘proclaimed offenders’ following Nawaz’s ‘fiery speeches’Days after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s fiery speeches from London, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday banned broadcast and rebroadcast of any speech, interview or public address of absconders or proclaimed offenders. The regulatory body in a statement prohibited the broadcasting of content including […]

Pakistan’s Supreme Court takes notice of ‘objectionable content’ on YouTube, other social media platforms

Pakistan’s Supreme Court takes notice of ‘objectionable content’ on YouTube, other social media platformsISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday took notice of ‘objectionable content’ on YouTube and other social media platform and issued notices to the Foreign Ministry and the Attorney General of Pakistan. The apex court was hearing a case against suspect Shaukat Ali pertaining to a sectarian crime when the topic came under discussion. The court […]

Distressed media

Distressed mediaTV ANCHORS must be trained to remain calm, objective and adept at navigating and defusing tense on-air situations. But in a recent evening talk show, one anchor reacted violently to his panellist. Viewers pointed out the undeniably political and gendered dimensions of his inflammatory outburst. But few saw the behaviour as pathological — irrational agitation […]

TV, internet suspended as cable operators strike in Karachi

TV, internet suspended as cable operators strike in KarachiKARACHI: Cable operators across the metropolis suspended TV and internet services from 7pmto 9pm on Monday as a protest against K-Electric (KE) for deliberately cutting the cables of various fibre broadband providers. All Pakistan Cable Operators Association (APCOA) and the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) also announced that they would observe the strike on Tuesday (today) […]

Pakistan: Directive by electronic media regulator imposes restrictions on coverage of health services

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on June 25 introduced a set of restrictive directives for reporting and coverage of COVID-19 by television channels. The restrictions imposed in the directives include “any violence at hospitals, emergency situation, attack, offensive behavior towards healthcare workers may not be telecast in order to protect honor and dignity […]

PEMRA issues guidelines to media houses for COVID-19 coverage

PEMRA issues guidelines to media houses for COVID-19 coverageISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority ( PEMRA) on Thursday asked all electronic media houses to ensure continuity of dedicated public awareness campaigns to sensitize people on coronavirus pandemic and to support the efforts and sacrifices being made by healthcare workers across the country. While issuing directives and guidelines for electronic media licensees for […]

Pemra destroying radio broadcasting industry: PBA

Pemra destroying radio broadcasting industry: PBAKARACHI: In a strong statement issued on Saturday, the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has condemned the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for what it called attempting to destroy the radio broadcasting industry in the country with its `highhanded tactics’. “Pemra in a move to fill its coffers with irrational levies has started collecting from […]