Pakistan Electronic Media

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

Case Update Status

The coverage of TLP is still banned

Summary of Case

"On Apr 17, 21, The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has banned the television and radio coverage of the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), citing an interior ministry's Thursday notification proscribing the religious party for engaging in ""acts of terrorism, acting in a manner prejudicial to the peace and security of the country"". In a communique sent to all satellite TV channels and FM radio stations, the regulatory authority noted that the PEMRA (Television Broadcast Station Operation) Regulation, 2012, and the Electronic Media Code of Conduct, 2015, required that programmes ""shall conform to the laws of the country. Additionally, Clause 3(3) of the Electronic Media Code of Conduct, 2015, prohibits media coverage to proscribed organizations."" ""Therefore, ... while exercising powers conferred under Section 27 of Pemra Ordinance, 2002, as amended [by] PEMRA (Amendment) Act, 2007, media coverage of ‘Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan’ is banned,” PEMRA communication, issued on April 15 said. It directed all satellite TV channel and FM radio licensees to ‘restrain from providing any kind of media coverage to this organization’. "

Category of Incident

Censorship

ICCS Status

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

ICCS Group: 08031-Acts against freedom of expression

ICCS Class: "N/A"

ICCS Crime: "Acts against freedom of expression "

Reported By

The News

Date of incident

17

Month

April

Year

2021

Name of affected person

No person Affected

Other affected persons

No other person affected

Name of affected organization

All Media Outlets

Other affected organizations

All Radio stations

Action by

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA)

City

Islamabad

Province

Capital Territory

Designation

N/A

Professional category

N/A

Age of victim

N/A

Marital Status

N/A

Compensation Details

Amount of compensation announced by government: No compensation announced by Government

Date of compensation announcement by government: N/A

Date of compensation paid by government: N/A

Amount of compensation announced by others: No compensation announced by Government

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:

Date of last court hearing:

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