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Electronic Media Code Of Conduct 2015: Bad Ads

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…

Media under fire

THE rapidness with which journalists, rights activists, lawyers and mainstream political parties have come together to defend the right to freedom of expression is obviously due to the seriousness of…

Media and crime

SEX crimes and child abuse are reported to be on the rise in Pakistan. So are mental illnesses and the reach of the media. This is not a coincidence for…

The Media In 2019

The media in 2019

An American citizen, Steven Butler, was denied entry at Lahore Airport on October 17, 2019 – despite having a valid visa issued from the Pakistan Embassy in Washington. Was he…

A Free Media

A free media

Exactly eight years ago, a huge number of PTI workers were gathered at Minar-e-Pakistan Lahore on October 30, 2011 to participate in the historical jalsa. Besides this, people were also…

The Indian Media Fails Kashmiris – Again

The Indian media fails Kashmiris – again

Recalling the stellar role of the Indian media during the infamous internal emergency imposed by the late Indira Gandhi, Lal Krishna Advani, the BJP patriarch now forcibly retired, famously noted:…

The Media’s Code Of Silence On Kashmir

The media’s code of silence on Kashmir

The Indian media boasts an illustrious history. Born during the freedom struggle against the British colonial rule, it quickly mastered the rules of the game, working around the stiff curbs…

Social Media And Free Speech

Social media and free speech

Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference…

Truth and the media

Asia encompasses diverse countries and regions – in terms of religion, culture, language, ethnicity and history. However, the region has remained a geographical category not a cultural entity because of…

Media blues

THE crisis afflicting Pakistan’s mainstream print and electronic media sphere is escalating. Apart from a series of high-profile resignations and sackings, there are also reports of several print publications cutting…