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Govt plans to draw ‘red lines’ for social media in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: As the controversy over the crackdown against online anti-army campaigners heats up, the government on Tuesday revealed its plan to draw red lines for the social media service providers for operating in Pakistan. “There will be no restrictions on social media. But, yes, there will be red lines in accordance with the law and […]


PPF condemns the murderous terrorist attack on Afghan TV station  

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  Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, expressed serious concern over the killing of four media workers in the terrorist attack on the National Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) Afghan state Television station in Jalal Abad, capital of eastern Nangarhar province. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his […]


PPF condemns the blocking of websites inside the Ukraine

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Volodymyr Groysman, Prime Minister of Ukraine, expressed concern over blocking to access in Ukraine to some of Russia’s most popular websites and social media sites including Yandex, Mail.ru, VKontakte and Odnoclassniki. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter termed the blanket blocking of popular websites […]


PPF seeks justice for slain Mexican journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, is alarmed over the killing of Javier Valdez Cárdenas on May 15, in Culiacán, the capital of Sinaloa state. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government of Mexico, to thoroughly investigate the incident and bring to justice, the perpetrators […]


Free speech in danger

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The state appears to have developed a taste for intimidation that society ought to be deeply concerned about. Initially, when a handful of bloggers went missing, there was great deal of confusion and uncertainty. Soon, however, it became apparent that a new front against lawful free speech had been opened under the guise of cracking […]


Islamabad rendezvous: PBA voices concern over foreign funding to some channels

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has expressed its concern over the “funding of some media channels through dubious, untaxed and unverified foreign money”. A PBA delegation – headed by Chairman Mian Aamer Mehmood and Secretary General Shakeel Masud Hussain – communicated this concern to Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan during a meeting on Monday. […]


COMMONWEALTH PRESS UNION MEDIA TRUST PRESENTS THE 2017 ASTOR AWARD TO THE PAKISTAN PRESS FOUNDATION

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London May 23:  The Commonwealth Press Union Media Trust (CPU) has presented the annual Astor Award to the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF). The Astor Award – first made in 1970 – is one of the oldest and most prestigious media awards in the world and is presented to an individual or organisation that has made an outstanding […]


PPF seeks justice for Malaysian journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak expressed serious concern that the trial of Malaysiakini Chief Executive Officer, PremeshChandran on May 15 over the airing of an allegedly ‘offensive’ video on KiniTV website. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter to Malaysian government demanded to immediately […]


PPF concerned over ill treatment of detained journalist in Egypt

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Pakistan Press Freedom (PPF), in a letter to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt, expressed concern over the denial of visitation to journalist Badr Mohamed Badr in Tora Prison, by his lawyer and family even for medical treatment. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government to respect the rights of Badr to meet […]


TV channel directed to air apology for showing indecent content

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has directed Aaj TV to air apology to viewers for showing indecent content in its headlines on April 13. The authority has directed the management of the TV channel to air apology in its news bulletin at 12.00 noon on Monday, says a press release issued here on […]


Six critics of army on social media freed

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ISLAMABAD: The FIA on Sunday released the six persons who were summoned for interrogation as part of a crackdown against those allegedly involved in a campaign against the Pakistan Army on social media. However, they could be summoned again, if required. Sources told Geo News that notices were issued to a total of 21 persons […]


PTI to protest clampdown on social media activists

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has decided to take to street against what it called the government’s harassment drive against political workers under the garb of crackdown on social media activists. Speaking at a training workshop at a local hotel on Sunday, Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly, Mian Mahmoodur Rasheed, said the rulers should not […]


Social media: Babar urges govt not to misuse CCL against activists

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ISLAMABAD: The increasing misuse by the state of the Cyber Crime Law (CCL) as evidenced in the intimidation and harassment of social media activists for allegedly criticising national security policies is a matter of serious concern and must be stopped. In a statement Sunday, spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the misuse and overuse of […]


Imran warns govt against banning social media

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Quetta – PTI chief Imran Khan Friday saw a role of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the ICJ order to halt execution of Indian spy-terrorist Kulbhushan Jadhav, and warned the government against muzzling the social media. He also alleged that the present leaders were on a looting spree and running the country like the British […]