Ethics of advertisement

By Nadir Hassan

The late writer David Foster Wallace said this about advertising: “An ad that pretends to be art is — at absolute best — like somebody who smiles warmly at you only because he wants something from you. This is dishonest, but what’s sinister is the cumulative effect that such dishonesty has on . . . → Read More: Ethics of advertisement

Show cause notices sent to TV channels showing graphic images of airplane crash

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued a furious rebuke to 17 television channels after they broadcast graphic images of the victims of the Bhoja Air plane crash.

The channels have been served show cause notices for airing the footage. Pemra ordered the channels to explain themselves over what it called “horrific and insane” . . . → Read More: Show cause notices sent to TV channels showing graphic images of airplane crash

PEMRA: please define indecent

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) is really stepping up its efforts to, at least superficially, hold the media accountable. First they made their public complaints archive publicly accessible online – good job, although a glance at the complaints does highlight the issue of their complaint centre being hijacked by propaganda-laden trolling.

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