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Friday, May 23, 2008
8 TV and 10 Radio Channels Issued Licenses

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) issued licenses for eight satellite television channels and 10 FM radio stations on Thursday. PEMRA Executive Member Ahmed Mehmood Zahid handed over the licenses to the representatives of the...Read more

Thursday, April 10, 2008
Cabinet decides to repeal post-emergency Pemra laws

The federal cabinet on Wednesday approved, in principle, to repeal all the press-gagging laws including those relating to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) enacted on November 3 last year with the imposition of the emergency in t...Read more

Friday, January 25, 2008
IFJ calls for ending curbs on media

ISLAMABAD, Jan 24: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has urged the government of Pakistan to withdraw media curbs.

The demand was made in a report submitted by the IFJ mission that visited Pakistan as part of the Pakistan Federal U...
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Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Five key problems for media coverage of February’s legislative elections: Reporters Without Borders

Despite President Pervez Musharraf’s reassuring statements, Pakistan’s media are not free to provide proper coverage of the legislative elections scheduled for 18 February because of a climate of censorship that is sustained by the permanent threat o...Read more

Friday, December 14, 2007
Power99 resumes its transmission after 40 days

Power99 FM Radio resumes its transmission from tomorrow, Thursday, 6 A.M. after 40 days of closure.
The radio was closed down by PEMRA authorities on November 3 after the imposition of emergency in the country.
According to Najib Ahmed, Director Pr...
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Protest demonstrations continue against the curbs on media

Pakistan Federal Union of journalists (PFUJ), Association of Independent Radio Broadcasters (AIR), Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) and other civil organizations continue their protest demonstrations even after a passage of 6 weeks. T...Read more

Friday, November 30, 2007
Open letter to Musharraf saying it is time to allow Geo TV and independent radios to resume broadcasting

Reporters Without Borders wrote today to President Pervez Musharraf asking him to quickly rescind his ban on the Geo TV group’s various television stations and two independent radio stations, Power99 FM and Mast Fm 103.

Mr. Pervez Musharraf Presid...
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Sunday, November 4, 2007
Imposition of emergency in Pakistan and subsequent clampdown on FM Radios and Private TV channels

The military chief in Pakistan has imposed a state of emergency - Saturday evening, 3rd of November - in the country and has curbed all the fundamental human rights including the right to freedom of movement, assembly and freedom of press/information...Read more

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