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‘Absence of consensus code behind misuse of freedom of expression’

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Failure of Pemra and the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) to reach a consensus on the code of conduct for regulating the electronic media was one of the main reasons for unchecked broadcast of material by some private TV channels with some TV anchors indulging in unethical practices in the name of freedom of expression, […]


Pakistan Press Foundation is concerned over the arrest of journalist in Burundi

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Pierre Nkurunziza, President of Burundi to express concern over the arrest of journalist Jean Bigirimana. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged the government of Burundi to immediately release Jean Bigirimana. According to Reporters without borders (RSF), Bigirimana has been detained by the intelligence […]


Content Monitoring Report 18 July to 24 July

Pakistan Press Foundation

Qandeel Baloch’s murder and Media Mainstream and social media questioned the role of Pakistani media in honour killing of social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch by his brother. Many criticized the media, particularly television for exploiting women for ratings and audiences. Ansar Abbasi in his column, “Qandeel Baloch Kay Qatal Mei Media KaKirdar” (Role of media […]


UNESCO and Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) join efforts to promote safety of journalists in Pakistan

Pakistan Press Foundation

UNESCO Pakistan through its International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) is contributing to the Safety of Journalists in the country. This year Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is the implementing partner. The project “Promoting Safety of Journalists through Security Training” is the result of joint efforts between UNESCO and Pakistan Press Foundation. The safety […]


Cybercrime bill: Call for protection of freedom of expression

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians and civil society representatives have expressed concern at the amendments proposed by the government to the cybercrime bill which, according to them, is aimed at gauging the freedom of expression. It is the state’s responsibility to protect the right to information and freedom of expression of citizens which are being curtailed in the […]


Unlicensed channels: SC seeks reply from govt, PEMRA

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The top court has sought a reply from the federal government and Pemra over unlicensed radio stations allegedly run by a wing of the military. Senior lawyer Asma Jahangir Wednesday told a two-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, that she had submitted an application about her claim in […]


PPF Media Content Monitoring Report July 11-17

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) monitored different newspapers and television channels from July 11 to 17 and covered the following media related news: Imran Khan denies the news about his third marriage, PTI files complaint with PEMRA against television channels, PEMRA imposes fine on TV channels, defamation case filed against anchoreperson Mubasher Lucman, PFUJ Unification Committee’s […]


Pemra fines channels for violating rules

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Complaints Council on Saturday imposed a fine of Rs 800,000 on ARY News for levelling a baseless allegation by anchorperson Shahid Masood against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. A meeting chaired by Shamim Hamayun held hearing of a complaint filed by Dar against the ARY News programme ‘Live […]


Warrants issued for Lucman in Geo defamation case

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LAHORE: A local judge in Islamabad ordered issuing bailable warrants for anchorperson Mubasher Lucman and directed him to appear before the court on next hearing. Additional District and Sessions Judge Syed Faizan Haider Gilani was hearing a case pertaining to defaming Geo/Jang Group through baseless allegations on Thursday. The judge accepted the applications filed by […]