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Media and the Mass Communication Laws of Pakistan : With Latest Laws on the Electronic Media and Broadcasting

Compiled by Jawad Hassan and Syed Ali Hadi, Bookbiz, 2004, xii, 700 p, $55.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Media and the Mass Communication Laws of Pakistan : With Latest Laws on the Electronic Media and Broadcasting/compiled by Jawad Hassan and Syed Ali Hadi

Contents: Preamble. I. Constitutional provisions: 1. Constitutional of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973 and as amended thereafter. II. Freedom of information: 1. Freedom of information ordinance, 2002. 2. Freedom of information rules, 2003. III. Electronic media: 1. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Ordinance, 2002 with. 2. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Rules, 2002. 3. Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation Act, 1973. 4. Television. 5. Electronic transaction ordinance, 2002. 6. PTCL Act, 1996. IV. Print media: 1. Newspapers. 2. Newsprint. 3. News agencies and trusts. 4. Working journalists. V. Motion pictures and dramas: 1. Motion pictures ordinance, 1979. 2. Censorship of film rules, 1980. 3. Code for censorship of films. 4. The dramatic performances act, 1876. VI. Advertising: 1. Indecent Advertisements Prohibition Act, 1963. 2. Office memorandum issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in 1966 specifying decision and method for control of placement of advertising by government controlled organization. 3. Act of 1973 Sind fancy therapeutic substances, magic remedies, miracle cures and guaranteed relief's advertisement. 4. Memorandum of the Pakistan advertising association. 5. Aims and objectives of the advertising practitioner's guild. 6. The all Pakistan newspapers' society rules and regulation for accreditation and conduct of advertising agencies. 7. Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation Code of the ethics for commercial broadcast. 8. PTV code of advertising. VII. Copyright: 1. The Copyright Ordinance, 1962 including amendments of 2004. VIII. Defamation: 1. Defamation Ordinance, 2002. 2. Pakistan penal code, 1860. 3. Code of criminal procedure, 1868. IX. Other related laws:  1. Official secrets act, 1923. 2. West Pakistan maintenance of public order ordinance, 1960. 3. West Pakistan maintenance of public order (amendment) ordinance, 1963. 4. West Pakistan maintenance of public order (amendment) act, 1964. 5. Law reports (amendment) act, 1989. 6. The contempt of Court Act, 1976.

"Jawad and Ali have assembled a useful compilation of media laws particularly in an era of mass communication. In Pakistan there is a need to strengthen to tort law with special reference to the law of defamation in the arena of both print and electronic journalism.

The twenty-first century promises to be a battle of ideas with journalists and lawyers set to play a significant role. Through this commendable effort, Jawad and Ali have taken a positive step which will benefit lawyers and laymen as will as journalists and generalists in Pakistan."

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