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PPF concerned over detention of Turkish journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, expressed concern over the arrest and continued prosecution of investigative journalist Ahmet Sik. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government of Turkey to properly investigate the charges against Ahmet, failing which he must be immediately released. The letter also […]

Protest Letters by PPF , ,

Swat rings in 2017 with cultural event

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MINGORA: Youth from all over Swat gathered here, taking part in cultural festivities, promoting Pashtun culture and marking the advent of the New Year. The cultural night was organized at Khadi Hall here titled ‘Kaltori Makham’ by Dil Se Pakistan in collaboration with Gamoona Society of Swat. The event was attended by a large number of […]

Arts and Entertainment

Female journalists face gendered forms of surveillance, study finds

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ISLAMABAD: Female journalists face more surveillance by their audience and readers than by the state and intelligence agencies, research on the ‘Surveillance of Female Journalists in Pakistan’ has found. The pilot study of gendered surveillance, conducted by the Digital Rights Foundation (DRF), found that this surveillance begins when they start their professional careers, as audiences […]

Digital Media, General News

Experts warn of spread of disease in Karachi zoo animals

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KARACHI: While the zoo administration is yet to diagnose and declare the disease afflicting Sarah, an exotic white lioness, for the past two months, experts on Sunday called upon the government to take immediate notice of the zoo’s unhygienic conditions, which, they said, was the major reason for disease and death in captive animals. The […]

Environmental Journalism

Media freedom

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IF on the face of it the news appears positive, the underlying implications are undoubtedly stark. In its special report launched last week, the Committee to Protect Journalists — an independent organisation that works to promote press freedom worldwide — said that over the year past, it “did not identify anyone singled out for murder […]

Freedom of Expression

Democrats clean sweep Karachi Press Club elections

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KARACHI – The Democrats clean-swept the Karachi Press Club elections for 2017 on Saturday. According to results, The Democrats panel’s candidate for president’s office Siraj Ahmed secured 464 votes and won the election. His rival candidate from The Journalist panel Abid Hussain received 225 votes. The Democrats panel’s candidate for the office of general secretary […]

Front Page, Media Development