No person affected

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

Case Update Status

PEMRA Banned Live Audience in Ramzan Transmission because of COVID-19,

Summary of Case

"On Apr 17, 2020 Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has banned live audiences to attend Ramzan transmissions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. A notification issued by PEMRA has further advised channels to disinfect and sanitize equipment, while providing safety kits to the staff engaged in the transmission, in any capacity. “There should strictly be no live audience during regular Ramzan transmissions at sehr and iftar timings as public gatherings for any purpose are deemed hazardous and probable source for spreading the disease not only among the audience but to the crew member/staff of the channels,” it said. The authority has also prohibited the distribution of extravagant gifts on Ramzan shows. “No display of gifts, bikes, cars as world is suffering from hunger, scarcity of resources and joblessness and this would give a very negative impact. Instead, concepts of social uplifting during the crisis may be introduced,” the authority said. Any show indulging in hate speech or not complying to the said instructions will be prohibited immediately. The banned is still imposed on the shows due to COVID-19 pandemic. "

Category of Incident

Censorship

ICCS Status

ICCS Divisions: 0803-Acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression

ICCS Group: 08039-Other acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression

ICCS Class: N/A

ICCS Crime: Acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression

Reported By

Business Recorder

Date of incident

14

Month

April

Year

2020

Name of affected person

No person affected

Other affected persons

No other person affcted

Name of affected organization

To all Tv channels

Other affected organizations

No other organization affected

Action by

Pakistan electronic Media Authority (PEMRA)

City

Nationwide

Province

Nationwide

Designation

N/A

Professional category

N/A

Age of victim

N/A

Marital Status

N/A

Compensation Details

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Date of compensation announcement by government: N/A

Date of compensation paid by government: N/A

Amount of compensation announced by others: N/A

Date of compensation announced by others: N/A

Date compensation paid by others: N/A

FIR Details

Was FIR registered ?: No

Court Details

Was case investigated ?: N/A

Court where case was presented: N/A

Name of prosecuting lawyer: N/A

Date of first court hearing:

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Status of court case: N/A

Journalist Union Status

PFUJ

N/A

APNS

N/A

CPNE

N/A

PBA

N/A

Condemn Status

Colleague of victim

N/A

Employer organization

N/A

Press Club Status

Press club 1: N/A

Press club 2: N/A

Press club 3: N/A