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Pemra initiates debate on code of conduct

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Monday launched “Code of Conduct: A Collective Responsibility” with the collaboration of media houses to improve the performance of the PEMRA with an open discussion on Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015 to bridge the gap between the regulatory authority and its relevant stakeholders. Renowned anchors, journalists and media […]


Four bloggers, social media activists go missing in Pakistan

Pakistan Press Foundation

Four bloggers and social media activists went missing from Islamabad, the federal capital, and Lahore and Nankana Sahib in Punjab province in Pakistan. Salman Haider, an academic, journalist and rights activist who also writes a blog for the website of DAWN newspaper, went missing on Friday, January 6, from Islamabad.  Ahmed Waqas Goraya and Asim Saeed […]

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A guideline to Pemra to amend its 2009 policy

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: The progressive judgment by a full bench of Lahore High Court declaring that broadcasters are eligible for Direct-to-Home (DTH) Satellite TV licenses is an important guideline to Pemra to correct its policy since 2009 that has retarded growth of Pakistan broadcast industry. The retarding impact of Pemra Rules 2009 that barred broadcasters from owning […]

Front Page, Media Development, Media Ethics


Death threat, warning to media spray-painted on Karachi murals

Pakistan Press Foundation

The walls of Karachi Press Club — which had recently been painted with colourful murals of several progressive civil society activists and journalists — were vandalised last night allegedly by members of politico-religious parties. The messages left by the vandals were spray-painted over the portraits of nearly all women activists featured on the wall. Though […]

Freedom of Expression, Front Page, Media and Society


Pakistan: Re-investigation into journalist Shan Dahar’s murder case demanded

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and the slain journalist’s victim family on Tuesday demanded of Sindh government to fulfill its promise of arresting the killers of assassinated journalist Shan Dahar, the Bureau Chief of Abb Takk Television Larkana, conduct effective re-investigation into his murder case and provide compensation and jobs to the victim’s children, which had […]

Freedom of Expression, Front Page, PPF Activities


Weekly Content Monitoring Report from December 26, 2016 to January 1, 2017

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) monitored 93 news items in both newspapers and TV channels during the week. Fifty six of the news makers were males, 30 females; while in seven news items gender of spokesperson was not mentioned. 35 news items were related to media regulation; 17 related to media development; 13 were from media […]

Front Page, Publications and Reports


Democrats clean sweep Karachi Press Club elections

Pakistan Press Foundation

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


LHC nullifies DTH bidding process

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday nullified the bidding process for Direct-to-Home (DTH) licences after striking down the rules which barred broadcasters from taking part in the auction. The bench, comprising justices Ayesha A Malik, Shahid Karim and Abid Aziz Sheikh, accepted a constitutional petition filed by the Independent Newspapers Corporation and allowed broadcasters to […]

Broadcasting, Front Page


PPF Weekly Media Content Monitoring Report of December 19-25

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) monitored 78 news items in both newspapers and TV channels during the week. Sixty five of the news makers were males, nine females; while in four news items gender of spokesperson was not mentioned. Twenty two news items were related to media development; 21 related to freedom of expression and safety […]

Front Page, Publications and Reports