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PPF urges Egyptian president to release detained Al Jazeera journalist

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Pakistan Press Freedom (PPF), in a letter to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt, expressed concern over the arrest and detention of Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein in Cairo on December 25. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government of Egypt to properly investigate the case and bring specific charges against the Al […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation concerned over attack on Venezuelan journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela, expressed concern over the attack on journalist Jamel Louka, a correspondent of Diario La Antena. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, in his letter, urged the Venezuelan government to thoroughly and swiftly investigate the attack. According to the Instituto Prensa y Sociedad […]

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PPF seeks investigation of publisher’s murder in Philippines

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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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Pakistani Editors use Whatsapp group to keep journalists safe

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At least 71 media professionals were killed on the job last year, but their stories weren’t always reported. High-profile cases usually do get a lot of media attention, but the vast majority of killings involve local journalists. A group of Pakistani editors found a unique way to keep journalists safe by using media attention. Zaffar […]

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Media persons’ safety

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TUESDAY’S showdown at Karachi airport was a prime example of how the authorities should not handle large-scale protests. The killing of two protesting PIA employees came as a major shock; an unbiased investigation is needed to look at how exactly the men were killed and who fired the shots. What was clear, though, was that […]

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‘Government urged to take safety measures for protection of journalists’

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Pakistan is a signatory to the UN plan of action on the safety of journalists therefore government needs to ensure security and protection of media persons, said participants of national media conference. Pakistan is the world’s most dangerous country for journalists as number of journalists lost their lives during the last few years therefore government […]

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Speakers urge in-house training, safety of journalists

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ISLAMABAD: Speakers on Wednesday stressed for developing in-house training facilities for media persons and a mechanism for safety of journalists to enable them to provide accurate information to general public. It was the prime responsibility of media houses as well as the government to develop a mechanism for training media persons, their safety and pay […]

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Those who murder, injure and assault journalists are almost never punished in Pakistan

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A report on safety of Pakistani media professionals presents a bleak picture of level of insecurity faced by Pakistani journalists and calls of serious efforts by governments and media to change the present situation where those that kill, injure, abduct and threaten journalists are almost never punished. The Report on Safety of Media Workers released […]

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صحافیوں کو قتل، زخمی اور تشدد کا نشانہ بنا نےوالوں کو پاکستان میں کبھی سزا نہیں دی گئی

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پاکستان میں ذرائع ابلاغ سے وابستہ کارکنان کی حفاظت کے حوالے سے جاری ہونے والے ایک رپورٹ پاکستان میں صحافیوں کو درپیش عدم تحفظ کی بھیانک تصویر پیش کرتی ہے اور حکومت اور ذرائع ابلاغ سے موجودہ صورت حال کو تبدیل کرنے کے لیے سنجیدہ کوششوں کا مطالبہ کرتی ہے کہ جہاں صحافیوں کو قتل، […]

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‘Pakistani law does not guarantee journalists’ safety’

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ISLAMABAD: A gathering of media practitioners and legal experts was told on Thursday that there was no law in Pakistan that guaranteed the safety of journalists, and that the state – rather than protecting journalists – actually creates an enabling environment where media personnel can be targeted for doing their jobs. An official from the […]

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Minimising risk: Freedom Network, UNESCO give journalists safety training

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PESHAWAR: Journalists from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas received a training session on how to remain safe while reporting for their respective national and international news organisations in the region. The two-day training—one day each for journalists of K-P and Fata—that culminated on Sunday, was held in the city by Pakistani media development organisation […]

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CPJ concerned over violence against journalists in Pakistan

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KARACHI: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said that in Pakistan last year’s conviction of six suspects for the assassination of Geo Television reporter Wali Khan Babar would herald a new dawn for journalists have dwindled in the face of fresh violence and the leadership’s failure to implement a series of commitments to CPJ to […]

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Call for legislation to protect journalists

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QUETTA: No law in the country explicitly deals with safety of journalists whereas such laws exist in countries like Mexico where special prosecutors are appointed to pursue the cases of slain journalists and provide legal assistance to media workers facing threats, according to experts. At a seminar organised by the Pakistan Coalition on Media Safety […]

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Reply sought from Pemra over ban on helicam

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court on Monday issued notice to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to submit reply on a petition challenging ban on the use of helicam for media coverage. As the proceedings commenced, Advocate Azhar Siddique argued that the ban on helicam by Pemra authorities is against the Article 19 and 19-A of the […]

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