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Faith healers overexposed in K-P commercials

Pakistan Press Foundation

PESHAWAR: Advertisements of faith healers and quacks continue to be aired by local cable channels and radio stations in parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), despite a ban imposed on such advertisements by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). The electronic media watchdog had imposed a ban on such advertisements as many locals have been cheated by […]


Dawn under cyber attack

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: In keeping with the principles of a free and independent press, it is necessary for us to inform our readers and place on public record that Dawn has come under sustained cyber attacks over the last two weeks. A statement issued by dawn.com says the origin of these attacks is unconfirmed as yet. “We […]


Bajaur journalists receive threats from militants

Pakistan Press Foundation

BAJAUR AGENCY –  Frequent threats to media persons from militants groups have triggered fear and panic among the journalist community in Bajaur Agency. A number of journalists in Bajaur Agency, working with different national and international media organisations have said that they have received threats from different banned militant groups living in Afghanistan over their […]


PPF seeks end to free expression violations in Azerbaijan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Venezuela

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) voiced concern over the violation of media rights in Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Venezuela. On Jan 13, PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali wrote to President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan regarding the detention and alleged torture of award-winning journalist Mehman Huseynov. Huseynov was picked up on Monday evening and held […]

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Psychological counseling essential for journalists physical and emotional well-being : TV reporters

Pakistan Press Foundation

Karachi, Jan 18 (PPI):  Majority of journalists witness traumatic events and should get regular psychological counseling and medical check-ups to ensure their physical as well as psycho-social safety and productivity. Media houses also need to develop implementation of safety protocols in the field and anti-sexual harassment policies for female journalists. These were some of the […]

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PPF Weekly Media Content Monitoring Report of January 9-15

Pakistan Press Foundation

Forced disappearance of social media activists and bloggers subjugated most of the media coverage in both print and electronic media during the week.  Five social media activists and bloggers are believed to be abducted just for using the right of expression. Owing to the sensitivity of the issue, Pakistan Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani took notice […]

Front Page, Publications and Reports


Journalists raise objection to draft Elections Bill 2017

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Senior journalists, anchors, columnists and union leaders on Monday expressed serious reservation about the clauses of draft Elections Bill 2017, to be tabled in Parliament on January 19, which leads to excessive restrictions on access to information for media. They termed the respective clauses against Article 19 of the Constitution which identifies freedom of […]

Front Page, Media and Governance


US, UK concerned over missing Pak activists

Pakistan Press Foundation

WASHINGTON: The United States as well as the United Kingdom on Friday expressed concern over reports of missing Pakistani social media activists. Addressing the daily press briefing, Deputy Spokesperson State Department Mark C Toner said: “We are very concerned over reports that several Pakistani bloggers and activists have been reported missing and we’re going to […]

Freedom of Expression, Front Page


HRCP demands bloggers’ recovery, end to climate of fear — HRCP Press release

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Lahore, January 14: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed alarm over a growing sense of insecurity among civil society activists following disappearance of several bloggers over the last fortnight. It has called for their immediate recovery. In a statement issued on Saturday, the Commission stated: “The authorities are surely aware of a climate of […]

Freedom of Expression, Front Page