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PPF seeks justice for detained Bangladeshi reporter

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazidof Bangladesh, expressed concern over the arrest of reporter Nazmul Huda in Dhaka on Dec 24. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government of Bangladesh to properly investigate the charges against Huda, and to ensure that he gets a fair hearing. […]

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Four bloggers, social media activists go missing in Pakistan

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Four bloggers and social media activists went missing from Islamabad, the federal capital, and Lahore and Nankana Sahib in Punjab province in Pakistan. Salman Haider, an academic, journalist and rights activist who also writes a blog for the website of DAWN newspaper, went missing on Friday, January 6, from Islamabad.  Ahmed Waqas Goraya and Asim Saeed […]

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PPF seeks fair trial of detained Belarusian bloggers

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to President Alexander Lukashenkoof Belarus, expressed concern over the arrest of bloggers Yury Paulavets and DzmitryAlimkin. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government of Belarus to properly investigate the charges against Paulavets and Alimkin, and ensure they get a fair hearing. The letter also emphasized the […]

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PPF urges Bahrain to end prosecution of rights’ activist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has written a letter to HM Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain to express its concern over the continued persecution of human rights and free speech defender Najeeb Rajab. PPF Secretary General OwaisAslam Ali, in his letter, urged the King of Bahrain to end the continued […]

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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 concerned over continued detention of Egyptian journalists

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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

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

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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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PPF urges Uzbek president to release journalist imprisoned for 17 years

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Uzbekistan, urged for the release from prison of Muhammad Bekjanov, one of the world’s longest imprisoned journalists. The 62-year old Bekjanov, in prison for the last 17 years, was recently moved to solitary confinement, according to Human Rights Watch. He is already suffering […]

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