March 23, 2020
ISLAMABAD—The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has advised media houses to promote “social distancing” and conduct morning, satirical/comedy shows without inviting any gathering/live audience given the measures recommended by the health experts to fight Coronavirus.
Organizing shows involving public participation, may pose a severe threat to the channel staff and participating audience, which may cause further spread of the virus.
Public gatherings are against the directives of the federal and well as provincial governments.
PEMRA has also advised the media houses to telecast programs of public interest such as movies, popular dramas, and award shows to motivate the public to stay at home.
The regulator called for responsible reporting without creating panic.
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