Media policies, laws & regulations

SECTION 1: Media related laws, policies, regulations, mechanisms

  • Freedom of expression (FOE)
  • Right to information (RTI), access to information (ATI)
  • Federal and provincial governments (relevant ministries and departments)
  • Media related regulators (PPC, PEMRA, PTA)
  • Regulatory issues related to print, electronic and digital media

Pemra pledges more media coverage of Balochistan

Date: August 8, 2020 – Source: Express Tribune

During a meeting with Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Chairman Muhammad Saleem pledged more media coverage of Balochistan in national electronic media.

Minister says the Prime Minister believes in freedom of expression

Date: August 26, 2020 – Source: The News

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz said that Prime Minister Imran Khan believes in freedom of expression as an independent press and democracy are inseparable.

Senate panel wants ‘industry’ status for media

Date: August 27, 2020 – Source 1: Dawn, Source 2: Express Tribune

The Senate Standing Committee on Information urged the government to grant the status of ‘industry’ to media so that journalists and other media workers could enhance their quality of work.

Senate body on information passes bill to amend Pemra law

Date: August 27, 2020 – Source: The News

The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting passed the bill to amend the Pemra law, empowering Pemra to resolve other issues including non-payment of contract salaries to electronic media workers.

Senate passes ‘Press Council Bill 2020 and ‘PEMRA Ordinance’

Date: August 28, 2020 – Source: International Federation of Journalists

Pakistan’s senate standing committee on information and broadcasting passed amendments to the Press Council of Pakistan Bill (2020) and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority ‘ordinance’.

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