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Responding to Pakistan’s UN review: In conversation with Owais Aslam Ali and Matthew Redding

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The State of Pakistan was reviewed for the first time by the UN Human Rights Committee this week in Geneva. In preparation for the examination, the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) together with IFEX, the global network defending and promoting the right to freedom of expression and information, and RIDH, the International Network of Human Rights, submitted an alternative report in advance […]


Slain journalist Saleem Shahzad’s family lost the hope for Justice

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KARACHI, May 30: “We have no hope and faith on police and government as they are not serious in providing justice as no progress has been made in the case in fact “they” neglected the commission’s recommendations” says Anita, widow of slain journalist Saleem Shahzad. On May 29, 2011, Shahzad was picked up from federal […]


مقتول صحافی سلیم شہزاد کا خاندان انصاف سے ناامید

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کراچی، 30 مئی: مقتول صحافی سلیم شہزاد کی بیوہ انیتا نے کہا ہے کہ “ہمیں پولیس اور حکومت سے کوئی امید ہے،  نہ ہی ان پر بھروسہ کیونکہ وہ انصاف کی فراہمی میں بالکل دلچسپی نہیں رکھتے اور نہ ہی مقدمے میں کوئی پیش رفت کی گئی ہے بلکہ درحقیقت “انہوں” نے کمیشن کی تجاویز […]


PPF raise voices to end Press freedom violations

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned over the killings of media workers including journalist, ill treatment with a journalist, violation of media rights and freedom of expression in Afghanistan, Mexico, Egypt, Malaysia and Ukraine. On May 24, 2017, PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, expressed serious […]


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 […]


Balochistan: Slain journalist Gul’s family awaiting justice since five years

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KARACHI, May 18: No progress is still seen in the murder case of slain journalist Razzaq Gul, a district correspondent of Express News TV channel from Turbat, Balochistan province of Pakistan, as the police have badly failed to apprehend any assailant despite lapse of five years. According to Turbat police, Gul’s murder case has been […]


PPF voiced against media freedom in the Thailand, Iran and Tanzania

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) voiced concern over the violation of Media freedom in the Thailand, Iran and Tanzania. On May 15, 2017, PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter to Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand expressed serious concerns over the detention of six online media activists including human rights lawyer Prawet Praphanukul […]


PPF alarmed at Tanzanian’s President statement

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to John Magufuli, President United Republic of Tanzania, has expressed serious concerns on his statement “Media freedom has limits” during oath taking ceremony of the ministers. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged the government to take decisive action for the freedom of media and […]


PPF concerned over a year imprisonment to Iranian Journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Hassan Rouhani, President of Islamic Republic Iran expressed concern over the one year imprisonment to Isa Saharkhiz for “insulting the former president” and “defaming the head of the judiciary” on April 26. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged Iranian government to immediately release […]


Pakistan Press Foundation is concerned over the detention of six online media activists

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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 detention of six online media activists including human rights lawyer Prawet Praphanukul and activist Danai Tibsuya under lèse majesté law. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged the government of Thailand instead of […]


Role of Sindh women legislators recognized

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Karachi:  Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in collaboration with Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in continuation of Women Day celebrations by paying tribute to women parliamentarians presented shields to female legislators of different political parties on May 9 at Sindh Assembly Karachi. PPF team presented shields to Ms. Sharmila Farooqi, Pakistan Peoples Party’s member of […]


PPF concerned over the suspension of Al-Jazeera English bureau in Juba, South Sudan

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of Republic of the South Sudan to express concerned over the suspension of Al-Jazeera English bureau in Juba by South Sudan’s Media Authority on May 1, 2017. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged government of South Sudan in order […]


Legal, political and policy environment for Pakistani media deteriorated significantly:  Pakistan Press Freedom Report 2017

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Karachi May 3:  The legal, political and policy environment for Pakistani media deteriorated significantly and Pakistani media professionals continue to face violence while those who attack journalists enjoy impunity from prosecution. A report covering the period January 2016 to April 2017, released by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) to commemorate the World Press Freedom Day on […]