The Commission noted with respect and appreciation the deep interest taken by all the groups and forums from civil society, directly and indirectly concerned with media issues. Their names and their views are part of the Notes of Meetings. The Commission is of the opinion that both the Government entities concerned with the information and media sectors as well as the private media firms in both print and electronic sectors should take careful note of the pertinent observations and recommendations made by representatives of women’s groups, social media activists, forums such as the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, South Asian Free Media Association, Society for Alternative Media, Pakistan Press Foundation, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation, Coalition for Ethical Journalism, United Producers Association, Transparency International, investigative journalists, former chief executives of PTV, Universal Service Fund, and citizens-activists whose comments are listed in the Notes of Meetings.
Observations and recommendations made by representatives
One proprietor of a major media house stated that Government misused its powers on control of advertising and of secret funds to conduct character assassination of individuals such as himself and of his media group because of the independent policies of his group and candid criticism of Governmental corruption, miss-governance and nepotism. He said that […]Read More
They ascribe the reason for such hostility against them by the Government to their independent journalism and editorial policy in both print media and broadcast media. They stated that their media was often deprived of their fair share of Government-controlled advertising due to their refusal to toe the line of the Government-of-the-day including particularly the […]Read More
Senior representatives of major media houses conveyed to the Commission in person that, notwithstanding a written policy and procedure aiming for merit-based allocation of Government advertising and notwithstanding claims made in speeches and statements made by public office holders of the Government of the day at the Federal and the Provincial level, they have been […]Read More