PPF condemns attack on three journalists covering political rally

PPF condemns attack on three journalists covering political rallyPakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria has expressed concern over the attack on three journalists during a political party rally in Lagos, Nigeria. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has called on the Nigerian government and law enforcement agencies to thoroughly and independently investigate the […]

Senate body asks govt to issue ads to media

Senate body asks govt to issue ads to mediaISLAMABAD – The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting recommended giving advertisements to media and sought Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry for briefing on the draft advertisement policy of the government. The committee asked Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to get the approval of the committee and include its input in […]

Pemra issues advice to TV channels on ads

Pemra issues advice to TV channels on adsISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Thursday issued an advice to all satellite TV channel licensees regarding the airing of indecent and misleading healthcare/fitness related advertisements of various products for weight loss, hair growth, loosing body fats, improving complexion, treatment for infertility etc. Airing of such content, it noted, is in violation of […]

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 […]