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Case against Geo TV quashed

An anti-terrorism court quashed on Friday a case lodged against Geo TV for broadcasting a programme whose contents were deemed sacrilegious. The management of the TV channel, the host of the programme and some others were booked on charges of airing the objectionable contents in a morning show in May. On the directive of a prosecutor, police submitted a report under Section 173 of the CrPC in C (cancel) class asking the court to quash the case. ATC-III Judge Saleem Raza Baloch cancelled the...

LHC prayed to order restoration of Geo TV on old numbers

On applications filed against non-restoration of Geo TV to its previous number in different cities of Punjab, Justice Ijazul Ahsan of Lahore High Court (LHC) has directed Deputy Attorney General (DAG) to seek reply from Pemra and inform the court on July 10 as to why the channel’s transmission had not been restored to the previous position on the cable after 15-day suspension and payment of fine. The court directed the DAG to get a specific answer from Pemra as to what action it took after...

SAFMA seminar reviews impact of protests against govt

LAHORE: Participants of a discussion reviewed the impact of the planned protests by the opposition Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehrik parties against the government. The South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) hosted the seminar titled “Objectives of Qadri’s Revolution, Imran Khan’s Tsunami and Democracy” at the South Asian Media Centre in Lahore. Former federal minister and Pakistan Peoples Party stalwart Qamar Zaman Kaira, PTI leader Shafqat Mahmood, Pakistan Awami...

Memorandum of Association

1. Preamble The status of women in the countries of South Asia — under feudal traditions, chauvinist ideologies, patriarchal family and authoritarian traditions and structures—needs to be addressed. Women media persons also face discrimination on the basis of their gender, and share common concerns with other women that can be resolved by working together towards gender equality and women’s empowerment. The media have a great potential to promote gender equality by portraying women and...

Memorandum of Association

South Asia has seen an unprecedented media explosion over the past few years, but this has not been untrammelled growth. The region’s media face numerous obstacles and restrictions. Media freedom remains under threat in South Asia as corporate interests increasingly define both content and form. Journalists and media outlets are attacked for practising their profession in an independent manner. Media laws have not kept pace with the 21st century. The right to know and freedom of expression are...

Projects In-Progress

Eight researches to be published soon: 1.Human Security 2.Women in South Asia 3.Education in South Asia 4.Media in South Asia 5.Democracy, Ethnicity and Nation-Building 6.Militancy and Conflict 7.Pak-Afghan Relations 8.Minorities in South Asia

FMP Production Facility

The production facility is composed of the following units, which functions in concert with each other for the development, marketing and sales of products developed at the production facility. Creative unit Marketing unit HD Production Studio Training facility with studio and EFP Postproduction Unit Video conferencing and seminar setup Web broadcast for audio/video streams and FM radio trials The facility is developed with the objective of establishing channels for dissemination of an...

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