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Govt ought to share safety bill draft with journalists: speakers

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Journalists and media activists on Tuesday demanded the government to hold extensive consultation on the draft legislation of “Bill on Journalists Safety and Welfare” before it is tabled in parliament. Speaking at a seminar organised by the National Press Club and Freedom Network, they criticied the government for keeping the draft a secret despite […]

PPF concerned over continued detention of Egyptian journalists

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Press Freedom (PPF), in a letter to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt, expressed concern over the continued detention of journalists Mohamed Hassan, Hamdy Al-Zaem, and Osama Al-Beshbeshy. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government of Egypt to review the cases of the three journalists who have been held in prison for […]

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PPF seeks investigation of publisher’s murder in Philippines

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Press Freedom (PPF), in a letter to President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte, expressed concern over the murder of newspaper publisher Larry Que on December 19. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged the government of Philippines to investigate the incident to establish motive and to bring the perpetrators to justice. According […]

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Pemra suspends licences of two TV channels

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ISLAMABAD –  Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Friday suspended licences of two private TV channels. PEMRA, in its 122nd meeting suspended transmission of a private channel from 5.00pm to 12.00 midnight daily for a period of seven days starting from December 27, 2016 to Jan 2, 2017 for airing a false and unverified audio […]

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Reporting on Human Rights Pakistan Media Guide launched

Pakistan Press Foundation

Country Representative Democracy Reporting International (DRI), Hassan Nasir Mirbahar while launching “Reporting on Human Rights Pakistan Media Guide,” here on Friday has said Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus is not only for improvement of the economy and sustainable development but it can also help improve human rights and governance in the country. Journalists of various […]

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Rush for ‘Breaking News’ putting journalists at risk: Press Clubs’ reps

Pakistan Press Foundation

Press clubs’ representatives from across Pakistan agreed that the rush for breaking news combined with the unprofessional attitude of editors, newsroom personnel and media houses leave journalists working in the field vulnerable and at risk. This was the consensus at the ‘National Consultative Dialogue on the Safety of Journalists,’ organized by the Pakistan Press Foundation […]

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A daring profession

Pakistan Press Foundation

Journalism is one of the riskiest professions to choose in this anarchic and increasingly insecure world. Since journalists consider themselves responsible for keeping people alive to political, religious and security-related affairs, they are bound to face the wrath of certain powerful state and non-state quarters. Sometimes, if they unearth the truth behind sensitive political and […]

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UK judge orders ARY to air summary of judgement in defamation case

Pakistan Press Foundation

LONDON: A Pakistani television channel could become the first-ever channel in the United Kingdom ordered to broadcast the summary of a legal judgement against it. At a legal hearing in London on Wednesday, Judge Sir David Eady ruled that the summary should be broadcast on Dec 23 (Friday) at 6pm, 10pm and 3am in the […]

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PPF Weekly Media Content Monitoring Report of December 12-18

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) monitored 64 news items in both newspapers and TV channels during the week. Majority of the news makers were 50 males, two females; while in 12 news items gender of spokesperson was not mentioned. According to PPF monitoring 15 news items were related to freedom of expression, media safety news items […]

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