PEMRA has issued advisory guidelines to all media channels about the kind of content being aired to cover ‘World Women Day’. It has been instructed to be “mindful” of the content being televised.
The guidelines noted that some channels aired “controversial content” about a slogan at the Aurat March. It said such content is “against the commonly accepted standards of decency as well as religious, social, cultural norms and sentiments of the public.”
“Furthermore, the airing of such vulgar/inappropriate content is not suitable for viewing on TV channels,” the report read.
“Besides, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on March 5, 2020, has unanimously discouraged the telecast of indecent and controversial content on television channels with special reference to the indecent slogans and banners relating to the ‘World Women Day’ campaign in Pakistan which is being marked on March 8, 2020,” the Pemra notification read.
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