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PEMRA okays suspending Neo transmission if it fails to pay fine, apologize     PEMRA bans reenactment of crime scenes     Committee reviews PFUJ unification process, prepares for polls     Roze TV errs, gets PEMRA notice     What happened to Zeenat Shahzadi?     Victimization and injustice as BOL remains blocked one year later     Asma Shirazi quits 92 News, likely to join Aaj     Donor support for independent media urged     Female journalists call for safer work environment     Two Indian journalists shot dead in 24 hours    

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PEMRA okays suspending Neo transmission if it fails to pay fine, apologize

ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has okayed suspending transmission of Neo Television in case the channel failed to air an apology and pay the required fine by May 26.  

 

This was decided in a meeting of PEMRA Authority held in Islamabad Monday. PEMRA slapped a fine of Rs100,000 on Neo on May 11 for airing social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch's remarks against the Pakistani nation. These

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PEMRA okays suspending Neo transmission if it fails to pay fine, apologize

PEMRA bans reenactment of crime scenes

ISLAMABAD - Reenactment of crime scenes on television channels are to be banned at the start of Ramzan, Chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Absar Alam announced Friday.

 

He said at a news conference that revealing identity of rape victims, and murder and suicide scenes will also not be allowed.

 

Television channels violating the new regulations will be shut down for a month an

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PEMRA bans reenactment of crime scenes

Committee reviews PFUJ unification process, prepares for polls

ISLAMABAD - The Unification Committee (UC) of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) which met Tuesday with M. Ziauddin in the chair reviewed the unification process to date and discussed a number of action plans to be undertaken to meet the election deadline of July 26-27 which was  finalized with the unanimous consent of all members of the UC.

 

The UC asked the journalists community not to pay attention to the antics of a

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Committee reviews PFUJ unification process, prepares for polls

Roze TV errs, gets PEMRA notice

ISLAMABAD - Roze Television has been served a show cause notice and given until June 2 to submit a reply for airing what the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) said was indecent and vulgar language.

 

The program in question was 'Kabar Roze Ke' telecast on May 11 and hosted by Waheed Hussain (pictured).  Shakeel Awan and Engr. Iftikhar Chaudhary were the guests on the show. PEMRA said in the notice the

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What happened to Zeenat Shahzadi?

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Wednesday expressed grave concern for Pakistani journalist Zeenat Shahzadi who has been missing since August 2015. It demanded that Pa


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Victimization and injustice as BOL remains blocked one year

KARACHI - BOL News and its parent company Axact Wednesday marked one year of injustice and victimization against the media group that prevented the channel from hitting the airwaves an


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Asma Shirazi quits 92 News, likely to join Aaj Television

ISLAMABAD - Award-winning journalist and popular talk show host Asma Shirazi is quitting Channel 92 and likely to join Aaj News Television.

 

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Donor support for independent media urged

ISLAMABAD: A working paper released by BBC Media Action has called for donor support for independent media to effectively work to curb corruption and foster accountability.


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Female journalists call for safer work environment

KARACHI: Threats, intimidation and sexual harassment of females at workplace are pervasive in Pakistan´s media organizations and is a serious barrier to the entry of women.

This was the consensus of the Consultative Dialogue on Safety Challenges for Female Media Professionals organized here by Pakistan Press Foundation


Two Indian journalists shot dead in 24 hours

NEW DELHI: Gunmen shot dead two journalists in 24 hours in separate incidents in eastern India, police and local reports said Saturday, the latest media killing in Asia's deadliest country for reporters.

Rajdeo Ranjan, the local bureau chief for Hindi-language daily Hindustan, was travelling on his motorcycle late Friday


VOA journalists beaten in Pakistan and Iraq

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Voice of America journalists were beaten and harassed by authorities in Pakistan and Iraq earlier this week. One of the journalists was a reporter for VOA Deewa and the other for VOA Kurdish, says a VOA press release.

“I am appalled that these VOA journalists, who were only doing their job of reportin


Journo whose RTI query accused ministry of religious discrimination arrested

NEW DELHI - Delhi Police have arrested journalist Pushp Sharma for allegedly fabricating an RTI reply to publish a news report claiming that the government was discriminating against Muslims and denying them jobs of yoga trainers in the Ayush Ministry.

"Sharma has been arrested under charges of cheating, forgery and prom


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A.T. Chaudhri was the first editor of The Muslim, Islamabad’s first English language newspaper. He edited the paper from 1979 to 1985.