Nickelodeon Fined Rs. 500,000 For Airing Indecent Content

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has fined the cartoon channel Nickelodeon Rs. 500,000 for airing indecent content.

According to the national media watchdog, they received complaints that a cartoon character in the episode “The Emperor’s Throne” in the series “Winx Club” was wearing indecent clothing.

The authority issued a show cause notice to the channel on 28th April, 2017. Management of Nickelodeon was asked to explain themselves in writing and appear for a personal hearing on May 5th, 2017.

In Violation of Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015

After hearing the channel representative and checking the written reply, PEMRA discovered that the previously mentioned content violated Clauses 3(1)(a), 3(1)(e), 12 and 17 of the Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015.

Due to airing the above mentioned content and violating the Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015, the channel has been fined and also warned to remain vigilant while airing the cartoon series.

In-House Committee to Monitor Content

Additionally the channel is directed to appoint an in-house committee to monitor the content before it goes live in order to avoid any violation of the Code of Conduct. Nickelodeon has been asked to provide details to PEMRA about this committee within 14 days. If the channel fails to comply, the authority will proceed according to law.

ARY Issued Show Cause Notices

Earlier, PEMRA issued two show cause notices to ARY News for “casting aspersions against the armed forces of Pakistan in its programmes.”

Read More: PEMRA Issues Notice to ARY Over Airing Anti-Army Content

ARY was ordered to publish a reply to the show cause notices until June 1st. The CEO of the channel was also summoned to court for an official hearing. Failure to comply would result in “ex-parte proceedings” being initiated against ARY News.

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  • 5th May, 2017 ko hearing howi ::::::
    Ab Ja K 45 Days K Bad 500,000 Ki Fine ???
    Itna Late Q !
    Or Itna Kam Amount Q !
    Or Banned Q Nahi Kiya Gaya 45 Din K Liye Channels Ko ?

    • 45 Days is super quick as per Pakistani standards, why you think it is late?

      Why you want to ban channel for 45 days? They got the punishment as per law

      • Punishment Kiya 500,000 Bohat Hai ???
        Kiya Pehli Bar Howa tha : Within Week Faisla Ana Chahyeh tha Ya Faisala Ane tak Channel Band Rakhte At Least Ehsas to Ho Channles Ko K Law torne Ka Nuqsaan Kiya hota hai

    • Han bhai, our culture, traditions, values and religion are our priorities. Aap ki nahi hongi so you are fine, lekin generally Pakistani awam ki hain. Or awaam compromise nahi karti. So get over it and move on.

      • Your country is a pariah state. Your economy is a shambles. Your youth are running as fast as they can to western countries. But you have kept alive the tradition of banning some cartoon on some kids channel.
        SHABASH bhaisaab!

        • Thank you so much. Ye open minded, MashaAllah se bashaoor, parhe likhe, liberal minded, intellectual logon ki hi mantaq or argument hai ke Economy or security ka culture or religion se koi lena dena nahi hota. To bhai, hum bhi yahan yehi logic istimal karenge ke bilkul economy or security ka lena dena hamari ghalat foreign policy ka hai. Hamare hukmuran corrupt hain or apne mulk ko becha hai. Is ka awaam or unke deen, imaan, akhlaaq se koi lena dena nahi hai.

          • Or rahi baat youth ki jo mulk chor ke jaa rahi hai. Ek baat sun lijiega, is mitti me khaas nasha hai. Jis ko is mitti ka maza lag jai, ye mitti usse kahin ka nahi chorti. Muhib ul watan Pakistani aaj bhi haalat behter hote hi wapis ajaenge. Unki fikar nahi karen aap. 30 40 saal se jo log apni madari zaban nahi bhoole, daal roti khaani nahi chori, aaj bhi Jaadoo TV laga ke pakistan ki khabar rakhte hain, vo raaton raat sab bech baach ke ajainge. Or is mulk ki middle class emerge horahi hai to Pakistan to aage jaa raha hai.

        • Or ek or baat kahunga. Koi sincerely Pakistan ke haq me behtri chahta hai. Koi bhi ho, kahin se bhi aya ho. Bahar ki kisi bhi university se kitni bhi gpa leke aye. EK simple si baat usse pata honi chahiye, taraqi or technology or econmic, infrastructural advancment ka culture or traditions se koi waasta nahi hai. Is lie vo logon ke deen imaan ko badalne ki bajai jo cheezen matter karti hain un pe dihaan de. Hamare mazhab or culture ko na chere, kabhi kamyab nahi hoga

        • Same logic is being used by every other libtard and people from a particular sect. They want Pakistan to be a secular state.
          Apne mulk main Ayotollah k aagay sir jhuka kar raho lekn Pakistan main koi bhi mazhab follow na kary.
          Itni hi takleef hai to wapis kyun nahi chalay jatay log ‘apne’ mulk.

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