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Experts discuss pros and cons of media’s role in society

LAHORE: The participants of a ‘Roundtable Consultations on Supreme Court Media Commission Report’ critically reviewed nine major issues of mass media in Pakistani society in frame of SC terms of references (ToRs), with their written endorsement, rejection or modifications during careful review of the recommendations given in the report to deal with the issues. The […]

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Terms of Reference No. B

Renewed efforts for hearings and disposal of cases dealings

It is recommended that renewed efforts be made for expeditious hearings and disposal of the large number of cases dealing with electronic media on which stay orders are in operation.

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Terms of Reference No. B

Concerns and complaints expressed by stakeholders should be addressed

Concerns and complaints expressed by PBA, Cable TV distributors, advertisers, advertising agencies and other stakeholders should be addressed by PEMRA through regular, structured dialogue with such stakeholders and groups.

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Terms of Reference No. B

PEMRA should freeze the issuance of licenses for TV channels

Till the transition to digital broadcast technology is completed, PEMRA should freeze the issuance of any more licenses for TV channels because there is already a glut of numbers in analogue-based technology.

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Terms of Reference No. B

PEMRA, PBA, COA, PAS, AAP need to review policies and practices

To enable fair, cooperative, non-litigious regulation by PEMRA, Pakistan Broadcasters’ Association, Cable TV Operators Association, Pakistan Advertisers’ Society, and Advertising Association of Pakistan need to review their own existing policies and practices. This should ensure compliance by their members of their respective obligations to render public service duties and provide public interest content. Media should […]

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Terms of Reference No. B

PEMRA should formulate policy for unfair impact of foreign content

Till the time that the proposed new legislation and restructuring of PEMRA is agreed upon and implemented: To encourage and promote the rich reservoir of talent and skills in the Pakistani people for creative drama, entertainment and content with tasteful popular appeal, PEMRA should formulate an appropriate policy that protects producers, directors, writers, actors and […]

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Terms of Reference No. B

Directions that should be made to PEMRA

PEMRA should be directed to formulate a fair, transparent policy to issue licenses on a non-auction basis, without applying a commercial approach, for community-based electronic media. PEMRA should be directed to revise its discriminatory exclusion of NGOs registered as social welfare associations, societies, trusts, not-for-profit joint-stock companies from being eligible applicants for community-based electronic media. […]

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Terms of Reference No. B

Recommendations of the aims expressed in the legislation and models of regulatory forums

(i) Based on a comprehensive appraisal of the original aims expressed in the legislation that introduced private electronic media to Pakistan, and with reference to models of regulatory forums in countries with democratic systems, the Commission makes the following Recommendations for the consideration of the Hon’ble Court and for the consideration of the new National […]

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General

The Four categories of Media

Print Media e.g. Newspapers and magazines with easy conditions of entry for publishers and editors, without differentiation between authentic, credible print media and on the other, a large number of “dummy publications”. Both types enjoy high levels of freedom of expression and in many instances also receive substantial benefits from Government-controlled advertising, irrespective of whether […]

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General

Negative facets of News Media

1. Lack of adequate, comprehensive training in print journalism and in broadcast journalism before persons are given the opportunity to become reporters, anchors, news readers, content controllers, etc. 2. Advertisers virtually dictate prime time content preferences by using a narrow, relatively non-representative, heavily urban and consumption oriented rating system to pressurize channels into cut-throat competition […]

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Terms of Reference No. B

Recommendations by the Media Commission for the reform of PEMRA

Recommendations by the Commission on TOR No. B for the reform of Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (PEMRA). 1. Recommendations of the aims expressed in the legislation and models of regulatory forums. 2. Formulation of policy for unfair impact of foreign content. 3. Concerns and complaints of stakeholders should be addressed. 4. Reforms required in […]

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Terms of Reference No. F

Oversight by the Election Commission of Pakistan for Elections 2013

a. It is recommended that the ECP invite Chief Executives/Chairpersons/Proprietors of all TV channels and Radio channels to a meeting in Islamabad to convey directly to them in person ECP’s Code of Media Conduct for Elections 2013 and ECP’s Guidelines so that the senior-most decision-makers and policy-makers of private electronic media are informed about their […]

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Terms of Reference No. F

Allegations of media-related corruption in the context of Elections 2013

Allegations of media-related corruption in the context of elections due in 2013 as per the Commission’s formulation: 1. That, in the last quarter of 2012 in particular and in the period leading up to the commencement of the formal election phase, placement of ads in media about various development projects of the Federal Government and […]

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