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PEMRA orders and ‘Whatsapp bans’: Can freedom of expression actually prevail?

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In the past also PEMRA has blacked out channels, political figures, or even issues and statements from being broadcast. Veteran journalist Nasir Zaidi lauds the SHC decision to suspend the order, he says the reality is far from what has been decided.

Creative liberty or Contempt of court? Artists, lawyers condemn TV ad ban

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Lawyers & artists raise concerns about Lahore High Court's contempt notice to actors and a paint company for depicting a courtroom in a TV ad. Lawyers believe the court should avoid wasting court time on such trivial issues.

PEMRA bound to consider opinion of the Council of Complaint before passing any prohibition...

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The SC held that PEMRA is bound to consider the opinion of the Council of Complaint before passing any prohibition order. The court also noted that any work of art and literature should not be labeled as “obscene” or “vulgar” without apprising its intended message.

Pemra ban on coverage of public gatherings illegal: Rights bodies

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Rights and press bodies have condemned PEMRA’S ban on live coverage of events outside the Islamabad Judicial Complex. They say such a ban infringes people right to know and PEMRA should not have power to impose such restrictions.

Imran Khan moves LHC against PEMRA ban

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PTI chief Imran Khan on Monday challenged the PEMRA's ban on broadcasting his speeches in the LHC while media and human rights organisations opposed the restriction on free speech in the country.

PEMRA Bans TV Coverage of F-9 Park’s Rape Incident, Threatens License Suspension for Non-Compliance

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Pakistan's media watchdog PEMRA has banned all TV coverage of the recent rape incident at F-9 park in Islamabad due to revealing the victim's identity. The ban took immediate effect, with the power to suspend licenses of non-compliant channels, and was approved by the PEMRA Chairman.

PFUJ rejects PEMRA notices to channels over Islamabad blast 

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The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Tuesday rejected show-cause notices to news channel by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) over coverage of a suicide bombing in Islamabad, urging the federal government to refrain from muzzling media freedom in the country.

PEMRA told to act under SC verdict over live speeches

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The Islamabad High Court on Monday expressed its displeasure over recent remarks made by Pakistan Tehrik Insaf Chairman Imran Khan about the chief of army staff, directing Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to follow Supreme Court judgment over the broadcast of speeches

Protecting Journalists on Paper Only

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VoicePk discusses "Media monopolies & Financial security of media professionals" with senior journalist Hamid Mir & lawyer Umer Gillani The duo was asked to submit research reports on these issues by the IHC

کسی شخض کو قانون کی خلاف ورزی کرتے ہوئے خطاب کے لیے مدعو نہیں...

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پیمرا نے بعض افراد کو ٹی وی پر نشر کرنے پر پابندی عائد کی ہے تاہم ان افراد پر عوامی اجتماعات سے خطاب کرنے کی کوئی ممانعت نہیں