Pakistan wants tough TV censorship

Pakistan’s PEMRA regulator is seeking to update its existing 2007 regulations, and to block offending broadcaster’s TV signals if programming is “objectionable”.

If the current Act is modified it will allow PEMRA to work with the nation’s Space & Upper Atmosphere Commission (Suparco) and to – in effect – jam the offending transmissions from satellite operators.

The re-think follows on from the December 16th 2014, terrorist attack in Peshawar. The plan is to enforce ethical standards in how broadcasters work, and in particular cover terrorism outrages.

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