January 23, 2019
ISLAMABAD – Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday pointed to excessive coverage of crime news by television channels and wondered what impact it would have on the society.
He tweeted a list of the minutes each channel gave to crime reporting out of a total of 31680 minutes.
Topping the list is Lahore News with 2178 minutes of crime coverage followed by 7 News with 2024 minutes.
The list records the minutes of crime reporting from January 1 to 22.
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All the prominent channels including Geo, ARY, and Dunya News feature prominently.
The minister appealed to the media to review their policy while reminding them it was not important to treat every news as ‘breaking’.
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