Committee formed to resolve PMDA issue

Participants of the meeting mutually agreed to form a committee to address the issue amicably


News Desk September 16, 2021
Fawad Chaudhry. Photo: Screengrab/File

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the media organisations has expressed reservations over the proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) and termed it unacceptable.

A meeting was held between Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry, State Minister for Information and Broadcasting, and representatives of the Pakistan Broadcasters Association, All Pakistan Newspapers Society, Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, and the Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors.

The meeting deliberated on the issues related to media regulation and the proposed PMDA.

The JAC expressed its reservations on the proposed PMDA and termed it unacceptable.

The participants of the meeting mutually agreed to form a committee to address the issue amicably.

The committee would address the issue of fake news particularly on social media, rights of the media workers and ways to further improve laws and regulatory framework.

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