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  • Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015: Regulating the media

    Given the context in which it has come, it is a case of better late than never: following the directives of the Supreme Court, on Thursday the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and Heritage issued the Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisements) Code of Conduct, 2015...

    Yet despite the formulation of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Rules 2009, it has felt as though media organisations and their employees...

  • Govt, PBA work on code of ethics for electronic media

    ISLAMABAD: The government and Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) have agreed on a broad code of conduct for electronic media but differences on at least three critical issues still need to be ironed out...

    The code will be announced through a statutory regulatory order (SRO) by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) if the two sides succeed in resolving the issues...

  • Electronic media turns a blind eye to Mohmand mosque attack

    PESHAWAR: The mainstream electronic media might be deaf and blind to the terrorist attack on a mosque in Mohmand Agency, but some rights activists on social media picked up the issue of not covering a deadly blast killing 22 and running non-stop tickers of arrest of a politician in Karachi instead...

    “Had this blast happened in Kashmir instead of Mohmand Agency, Pakistani politicians, including the PM, would be in queue to issue...

  • Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015: Bad ads

    It is a pity that the code regulating the functioning of the country’s electronic media landscape had to come from the government rather than the Pakistan Broadcasters’ Association...

    But the failure — and given the context of the problematic journalistic practices that have become a hallmark of Pakistan’s raucous electronic media over the years — meant that somehow or the other, regulation had to be effected...

  • Senate body questions code of conduct for electronic media

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information on Wednesday expressed reservations over the code of conduct for electronic media, prepared by the government on the orders of the Supreme Court...

    Senator Farhatullah Babar of the Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) asked whether the code of conduct notified on August 19, 2015 was the same which had been finalised by the senate standing committee...

  • Electronic media searches at border crossings raise worry

    The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation both say they have noticed an uptick in complaints about searches of digital devices by border agents...

    The increase has become most noticeable in the last month, said Adam Schwartz, a senior staff lawyer at the Electronic Frontier Foundation...

  • Electronic media downplay mob attack on Ahmadi centre

    ISLAMABAD: The mob attack on a worship place of the Ahmadi community in Chakwal on Monday was downplayed by the electronic media due to a self-restraint as well as apprehensions of strict monitoring by the regulator...

    The only coverage of the incident by the electronic media was through the display of tickers...

  • Electronic media ethics

    Editorial: Yellow journalismAt its best, the electronic media exposes the excesses of power...

    Nor will he be the last, unless the independence and effectiveness of Pemra is guaranteed, and our media houses work collectively to develop and maintain a code of conduct for news coverage...

  • Electronic media ethics

    Editorial: Yellow journalismAt its best, the electronic media exposes the excesses of power...

    Nor will he be the last, unless the independence and effectiveness of Pemra is guaranteed, and our media houses work collectively to develop and maintain a code of conduct for news coverage...

  • Pemra accuses electronic media of airing derogatory remarks against judiciary

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday issued a notification claiming that the private media channels were reportedly airing analysis and comments that were “containing aspersions about the judiciary, while referring to Diamer-Bhasha Dam Fund, without any editorial control”...

    The media watchdog further alleged that the news channels in their “current affairs programmes are repeatedly broadcasting...

  • Obama orders govt contractors to offer paid sick leave to workers

    BOSTON: President Barack Obama on Monday ordered government contractors to offer their workers seven days of paid sick leave a year and, without naming them, knocked Republican presidential candidates for advocating what he said were anti-union policies...

    Obama signed an executive order on sick leave during a flight on Air Force One to Boston, where he spoke at a union event...

  • Sick PIA to get Rs13 billion bailout package

    Sources told Dawn that a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet being called this week will also approve special honoraria for officers working on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), besides allowing four-month salaries to employees of the fledgling Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM)...

    Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is a chronic recipient of bailouts in the form of capital injections from the budget, or...

  • Taxing the sick at Taxila hospital

    TAXILA: Parking fee charged at the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital in Taxila has put an additional financial burden on patients and their families...

    This fee has been imposed in contradiction with the orders of the chief minister who abolished parking fee for patients at government hospitals across the province
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