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Journalists’ killings: Pakistan stands sixth among 20 deadliest countries

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WASHINGTON: A recent report from the Committee to Protect Journalists has said 40 journalists have been killed in India and 60 in Pakistan in the last 25 years, reports foreign media. These numbers merely indicate cases that have been reported. All in all, the report says 1,234 journalists have been killed worldwide since 1992. The […]


Pakistan Press Foundation concern over the criminal charges on Canadian Journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada has expressed serious concern over the criminal charges on  Justin Brake, reporter and editor for The Independent.ca, for his reporting on the Indigenous occupation of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric construction project in October 2016. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged […]


PPF seeks justice for Mexican journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, expressed serious concern over the brutal murder of a journalist Cecilio Pineda Birto on March 2 in Altamirano city, Guerrero state. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government of Mexico, to thoroughly investigate and bring to justice, the perpetrators […]


Nisar threatens to block social media websites

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ISLAMABAD – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday warned the administration of social networking sites to take off blasphemous content, or their access will permanently be blocked in Pakistan. The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday had ordered the government to block access to the blasphemous content on the social media. On Thursday, the […]


Social media working with freedom to lie: Nisar

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday said it seemed that social media was working under freedom to lie rather than freedom of expression. He said that a comprehensive strategy should be prepared within three days to curb character assassination through social media. The minister directed the Ministry of Interior officials to […]


IHC wants blasphemous content on social media blocked

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  ISLAMABAD: Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday urged religious scholars to jointly deal with the issue of blasphemous content on social media. The court observed that the bureaucracy had apparently failed to tackle such a sensitive issue which sometimes resulted in the murder of alleged blasphemers. The judge, who […]


IHC summons Nisar over blasphemy on social sites

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ISLAMABAD: Hearing a contempt petition against non-implementation of court orders regarding blockage of blasphemous content on the social media, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday directed Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to appear before the court in person on Wednesday (today). The bench in its order noted: […]


Three ‘extortionists’ impersonating journalists, law enforcers held

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The Sindh Rangers on Tuesday arrested three suspects, who allegedly work as facilitators for a political party. A spokesman for the Sindh Rangers said the arrested men – Faraz Tariq, Mohammed Sajjad and Zarrar Ahmed – extorted money from Lalu Khait, Liaquatabad area, as they pretended to be journalists and officials of the law enforcement […]


PHWU hosts reception for newly-elected KUJ officials

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Herald Workers Union (PHWU) hosted a reception in honour of the newly-elected office-bearers of the Karachi Union of Journalists at its union office here on Saturday. On this occasion, the leadership of both unions agreed to take forward the ongoing struggle for the protection and safety of journalists in the metropolis in […]


Daniel Pearl’s murderer getting all facilities under jail manual, say prison authorities

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KARACHI: All facilities guaranteed under the jail manual, including meetings with family members and lawyer, are being provided in prison to Ahmed Omar Shaikh, who was convicted to death for killing American journalist Daniel Pearl. Prison authorities stated this in a report submitted to a two-judge bench, headed by Justice Ahmed Ali M Sheikh, of the […]


KUJ to send its recommendations to government this month

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The Karachi Union of Journalists organised a discussion on the Journalists Welfare and Protection Bill, 2016, on Wednesday and prepared its recommendations and suggestions for incorporation in the proposed law that would be sent to the federal government this month. The discussion session was organised at the Karachi Press Club and attended by senior journalists, […]

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Experts call for economic security of journalists

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ISLAMABAD: As many as 105 journalists lost their lives in the line of duty in past six years in Pakistan (2010-16) that has been regarded as one of the most dangerous countries for the media persons. The state and media industry need to come together to take steps on war-footing to ensure not only physical […]

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PPF concerned over Murders of two Radio broadcasters

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to the H.E. Danilo Medina Sánchez President of the Dominican Republic, expressed concern over the murders of radio broadcaster Luis Manuel Medina Pérez  and producer Leónidas Antonio Evangelista Martínez during live broadcast on February 15, 2017 in the southeastern city of San Pedro de Macorís. PPF Secretary General Owais […]

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‘115 journalists killed, 185 injured in Pakistan since 1990’

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Speakers say PFUJ and other such organisations will have to take ownership of journalists’ safety; abduction of four bloggers shows people on digital media too at risk Since 1990, 115 journalists have been killed and 185 injured in Pakistan while performing their duties, which shows that they are working in a dangerous environment where they […]

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