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PEMRA files appeal in Supreme Court after SHC grants stay to Inaam Ghar     15 sacked PTV employees getting hefty salaries, NA committee informed     PEMRA Council recommends fine on Samaa     Iran: new attacks by authorities on journalism     PEMRA forwards Maryam Nawaz's complaint against Channel 24 to its Council     City Editor Aamir Qureshi ends over 20-year stint at The News    

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PEMRA files appeal in Supreme Court after SHC grants stay to Inaam Ghar

ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has filed an appeal in the Supreme Court after the Sindh High Court granted a stay order to Geo Entertainment program Inaam Ghar.

 

On Monday PEMRA  banned the program hosted by Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain for three days for telecasting scenes of a suicide and letting an abuse go on air. However, the following day Justice Shahnawaz Tariq of the Sindh High Court s

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PEMRA files appeal in Supreme Court after SHC grants stay to Inaam Ghar

15 sacked PTV employees getting hefty salaries, NA committee informed

ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage has been informed that 15 employees of Pakistan Television (PTV), appointed during the past two years, have been sacked.

The committee's secretary and PTV Managing Director Syed Imran Gardezi informed the meeting, chaired by Pir Aslam Bodla, that those sacked were getting hefty salaries ranging from Rs600,000 to Rs700,000 per month. He sai

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15 sacked PTV employees getting hefty salaries, NA committee informed

PEMRA Council recommends fine on Samaa

ISLAMABAD - The PEMRA Council of Complaints, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has recommended a fine of Rs100,000 on Samaa Television for airing a false news about the death of SHO Prang Police Station, Charsadda on April 23, 2016.

 

The decision came at the 67th meeting of the Council held at the PEMRA regional office in Peshawar.

 

In a complaint filed by Muhammad Nadir Khan against ARY News bulletin 'News at Six'

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Iran: new attacks by authorities on journalism

BRUSSELS - The International Federation of Journalists has called for a halt to the “relentless attack by Iranian authorities on journalism” following new legal threats against an Iranian newspaper.

The daily Ghanoon and its editor in chief are facing legal action over an article critical of conditions at a Tehran detention facility. A senior prosecutor described the article, which was based on testimony from a prisoner, as a “

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PEMRA forwards Maryam Nawaz's complaint against Channel 24 t

ISLAMABAD - The electronic media's regulatory body PEMRA has referred a complaint filed by prime minister's daughter Maryam Nawaz against Channel 24 to its Council of Complaint


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City Editor Aamir Qureshi ends over 20-year stint at The New

ISLAMABAD – A member of the team that helped launch The News International in Rawalpindi, Aamir Qureshi has called it a day after giving his dedicated best to the reputed English


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Algeria blocks Facebook, Twitter to stop exam cheats: state

ALGIERS - Algerian authorities have temporarily blocked access to Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites to try to stop cheats posting high school exam papers online, state med


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PEMRA Council directs Channel 24 to air apology following se

ISLAMABAD - PEMRA's Council of Complaints has directed Channel 24 to air an apology during prime time after hearing a complaint filed by Senator Rehman Malik.

 


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Panama Papers investigation wins top honor at Data Journalism Awards

The work of more than 370 journalists who collaborated on the Panama Papers project was honoured with the Investigation of the Year prize at the Data Journalism Awards in Vienna, Austria on Thursday.

A ICIJ press release said the Panama Papers investigation was based on a 2.6 terabyte trove of data obtained by German newspape


Syrian journalists critically injured in bomb attack on home

NEW YORK - Independent Syrian journalist Hadi Abdullah and cameraman Khaled Eissa were wounded by an improvised explosive device (IED) that destroyed their house in the Syrian city of Aleppo late Thursday night, according to media reports. Eissa is reported to be in critical condition.

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Reham denies she was fired by Neo

ISLAMABAD - Reham Khan who until recently hosted a program on Neo TV has denied she was sacked by the channel because of low ratings.

 

Pakistan Today reported she was also angry that her current affairs show was taken off air without prior notice. Reham, ex-wife of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, host


PEMRA bans Ramzan program hosts of Aaj and TVOne

ISLAMABAD - The electronic media's regulatory authority PEMRA Friday banned two hosts from running their special Ramzan programs following complaints from viewers.

 

Hamza Ali Abbasi (pictured), hosting 'Ramzan Hamara Iman' on Aaj TV and Shabbir Abu Talib host of Ishq-e-Ramzan on TVOne were those banned.


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