PEMRA penalizes channels for covering F-9 park rape incident
Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has given a notice directing Television channels from covering the news.
The horrific rape incident that took place in Islamabad’s F-9 Park has sparked a public outrage. People are anxiously waiting to see the culprits get punished. However, the authorities, instead of expediating the process, are taking measures to deviate individuals from the problem.
According to details, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has given a notice directing Television channels from covering the news about the F-9 rape case.
PEMRA has given a justification that such a measure was taken to protect the identity of the victim. However, it should be noticed that the channels were only reporting the facts about the case without giving any details about the victim’s indentity. But the PEMRA accused certain channels of violating Clause 8 of Pemra Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisments) Code of Conduct 2015 which basically includes guidelines about the coverage of crime, accidents and violence.
The latest ban has been imposed under the Section 27 (a) of the PEMRA Ordinance, 2002.
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