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South Asia Media Monitor

Indictment of TV channel’s CEO, anchorperson deferred

Pakistan Sup­reme Court on Thursday deferred till Nov 17 indictment of chief executive of a private television network and an anchorperson for allegedly telecasting scandalous and defamatory programmes against the judiciary. The framing of contempt charges against Salman Iqbal and Mubashir Lucman of the ARY News was put off when a three-judge bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan was informed about filing of an Intra-Court Appeal (ICA) against the Oct 13 order to indict them. Senior counsel...

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 calls for ceasefire

The South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA), a recognized media body of SAARC, appeals to the governments of Pakistan and India to silence guns on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and international border and strictly observe the ceasefire agreement signed in 2003. The media persons' body with representation from SAARC member states expresses serious concern over the escalation of violence on the IB and LoC. It took exception to the role of media in both countries in fanning jingoism...

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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