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This book is basically a Ph.D which aimed to study the media professionals’ awareness and perception about Pakistan’s media policy with specific focus on constitutional provision of the press freedom, sections of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) pertaining to the press, press laws, Judiciary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, professional organizations, Press Council, government-press relationship, working conditions, and public & private sectors broadcast media.The book concludes with the suggestions that keeping in view the growing competition in the field of media in Pakistan, there is a need that representative groups of civil society be given dominant representation on Board of Directors of Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television to liberalize the policies of government controlled media. Also such representation should be given in Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority(PEMRA) to make it more free and professional friendly.

Pakistan’s government has a media regulation group whose job is to police the airwaves for hate speech. But the group, which goes by its acronym PEMRA, has opened few investigations in its 10-year history — and none in defense of religious minorities. Critics accuse the agency of bowing to popular media figures like Liaquat, rather than doing the job it was created to do.

Pakistani Televangelist Is Back On Air, Raising Fears : NPR – worries in Pakistan as a televangelist fired for stoking religious hatred against Ahmadis is rehired by his old channel…

Pakistan’s government has a media regulation group whose job is to police the airwaves for hate speech. But the group, which goes by its acronym PEMRA, has opened few investigations in its 10-year history — and none in defense of religious minorities. Critics accuse the agency of bowing to popular media figures like Liaquat, rather than doing the job it was created to do.

Pakistani Televangelist Is Back On Air, Raising Fears : NPR – worries in Pakistan as a televangelist fired for stoking religious hatred against Ahmadis is rehired by his old channel…

Local media protection against transnational media remains an enduring subject in policy discourse, especially in developing countries like Pakistan and others in South Asia that are experiencing an asymmetrical cultural flow through means of very popular transnational content. In this age of digital communication, Pakistan still resorts to legal, administrative, economic and violent means for restricting transnational media for cultural and corporate protectionism. The popular broadcasting and unpopular blockage of transnational Indian satellite channels on cable TV networks in Pakistan is becoming a hot topic of policy debates, as consumers want access to transnational media content, whereas the government cultural and local industry still consider protectionism an important factor. In a dynamic process of change, it is the interaction of many factors that brings about endless possibilities either facilitating the transnationalization of national or local cultural industries or impeding further growth of global media. The current opinionated policy approach is without a doubt failing the development and competition in quality and diversity of media growth in Pakistan.

Local media protection against transnational media remains an enduring subject in policy discourse, especially in developing countries like Pakistan and others in South Asia that are experiencing an asymmetrical cultural flow through means of very popular transnational content. In this age of digital communication, Pakistan still resorts to legal, administrative, economic and violent means for restricting transnational media for cultural and corporate protectionism. The popular broadcasting and unpopular blockage of transnational Indian satellite channels on cable TV networks in Pakistan is becoming a hot topic of policy debates, as consumers want access to transnational media content, whereas the government cultural and local industry still consider protectionism an important factor. In a dynamic process of change, it is the interaction of many factors that brings about endless possibilities either facilitating the transnationalization of national or local cultural industries or impeding further growth of global media. The current opinionated policy approach is without a doubt failing the development and competition in quality and diversity of media growth in Pakistan.