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PPF seeks justice for Maldives journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom President of the Republic of Maldives, expressed concerned over the court judgment on January 24 to fine two Raajje TV, journalists Leevaan Ali Nasir and Mohamed Wisam for ‘obstructing police officers’ during Reporting. And urges to lift charges against the TV’s cameraman Adam […]

Negative freedom

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The case of a popular televangelist-cum-anchor who was recently banned by the national electronic media watchdog is merely a kernel of the deeper malaise afflicting the Pakistani society: negative freedom. England in the 18th century was the cradle of liberalism: both economic and social. Laissez-faire, literally translated as ‘leave us alone’, was the economic doctrine, […]

‘Khabaristan Times’ ban

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It has a small but dedicated readership — a smart, knowledgeable online publication catering to a young, politically savvy class of readers. In short, ‘Khabaristan Times’, the satirical Pakistan website poking fun at state and society in equal measure, is a project worth admiring — and vigorously defending when it comes under attack by a […]

Pre-admission notice issued to additional attorney general

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Islamabad – The Islamabad High Court Thursday issued pre-admission notice to the additional attorney general in a writ petition seeking court’s directions to make public the report of an inquiry commission in the matter of assassination attempt on anchor Hamid Mir. A single bench of IHC comprising of Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani conducted hearing of […]

UK watchdog revokes ARY’s licences

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KARACHI: The British broadcast media watchdog has “revoked” all licences held by the ARY Network because it has “ceased to provide the licensed services”. In a statement released on Wednesday, the watchdog, known as Ofcom, said it had revoked licences of all six channels owned by the ARY Network. “The ARY Network held six Television […]

Pakistan Press Foundation is concerned over the arrest of Jatupat (Pai) Boonphatthararaksa

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand has expressed concern over the arrest of the Jatupat (Pai) Boonphatthararaksa under law for lese majeste (insulting the monarchy), currently under trial in a local court PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged the government of Thailand to […]

PPF Weekly Content Monitoring Report from January 23-29

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Three missing bloggers news of returning back to homes dominated both print and electronic media during the week. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) banned a program under allegations of spreading hatred, which was set aside by Sindh High Court (SHC).However, a social activist registered case against anchor, channel’s owner and others under sections of […]

Pakistan Freelance Journalists Group (PFJG) formed

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Karachi Feb 1: Freelance journalists from across the country have decided to form the Pakistan Freelance Journalists Group (PFJG) to promote their rights, safety and professional development. The group will include freelance reporters, editors, editorial writers, photo journalists and camera persons working in print, broadcasting and new media. The group felt that freelance journalists are […]


Chairman empowered to establish Pemra’s writ

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday expressed its resolve to pursue all pending cases in the courts professionally and vigorously by hiring the best available lawyers of Pakistan. This was decided in the 123rd Authority Meeting of Pemra held at Pemra Headquarters here. The meeting was presided over by Absar Alam, […]