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پاکستان میں میڈیا کی حفاظت اور آزادی صحافت آزادی صحافت کے عالمی دن کو یادگار منانے کے لیے پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) کی رپورٹ

Pakistan Press Foundation

پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن (پی پی ایف)نے پاکستان میں میڈیا کی حفاظت اورآزادی صحافت 2019-2020کی عالمی آزادی صحافت پر رپورٹ جاری کردی ہے پاکستان میں میڈیا COVID-19سے رونما نئے اور سخت امتحان میں اپنی ذمہ داری نبھارہاہے۔ملک میں اس وبا کے پھوٹنے سےلے کر اب تک دو صحافی جاں بحق ہوئے اور کم از کم 38کا […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) releases World Press Freedom Report on Media Safety and Press Freedom in Pakistan 2019-2020.

Pakistan Press Foundation

This year, the media in Pakistan, is operating under a new and challenging environment created by the spread of COVID-19. Since the spread of the pandemic in the country, two journalists have died and at least 38 media workers have tested positive. Pakistan Press Foundation’s (PPF) “Report on Media Safety and Press Freedom in 2019-2020” released […]

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Family of slain journalist in Bara seeks justice

Pakistan Press Foundation

BARA: The relatives of slain journalist Hidayat Shah Afridi, who was a member of Bara Press Club in Khyber tribal district, have alleged that the murderers have the backing of influential people due to which they still roam freely in the area. Addressing a press conference at Bara Press Club on Thursday, the family members […]

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APNS condoles

Pakistan Press Foundation

 KARACHI: Hameed Haroon, President, Sarmad Ali, Secretary General, All Pakistan Newspapers Society on behalf of the Office Bearers and members of the Society have expressed profound grief over the sad demise of Tariq Rasheed Secretary General Pakistan Advertising Association (PAA). The APNS office-bearers expressed their condolence and prayed that Almighty Allah may rest the departed […]

Transitions


#HoldTheLine campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa and independent media in the Philippines

Pakistan Press Foundation

Sixty press freedom groups and civil society organisations, journalism institutions, filmmakers, and other supporters have formed a coalition in support of Maria Ressa and independent media in the Philippines, united around the call to #HoldTheLine.   Today the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) announced […]

Freedom of Expression


Notice issued to chief prosecutor on convict’s plea in Wali Babar murder case

Pakistan Press Foundation

The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday admitted the appeal for hearing of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London (MQM-L) activist SM Kamran, who was sentenced to death in absentia in the Geo TV reporter Wali Khan Babar murder case, against his conviction. The court also issued a notice to the prosecutor general. MQM activists Mohammad Shahrukh (alias […]

Freedom of Expression


Jang editor in chief denied bail

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday denied post-arrest bail to Jang Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakilur Rehman in a 34-year-old case about some land allegedly allotted to him in violation of rules by the then Punjab chief minister Nawaz Sharif. A two-judge bench comprising Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem and Justice Farooq Haider dismissed the bail […]

Freedom of Expression


Journalist arrested for allegedly killing wife in Rawalpindi

Pakistan Press Foundation

A journalist working for a private TV channel has been arrested for allegedly killing his wife in Rawalpindi’s Yousuf Colony, it emerged on Wednesday. According to the FIR registered at Airport Police Station by the victim’s sister, the incident occurred on June 29. In the complaint, she stated that the suspect, identified as Ali Salman […]

General News


Shehbaz demands parliamentary committee to probe atrocities against media

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif called on Speaker Asad Qaiser to form a parliamentary committee to probe the atrocities being committed against media institutions in Pakistan. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president penned a letter to the NA speaker on Tuesday, highlighting the blatant violation of the law, Constitution and […]

Media and Governance


Islamabad Police undergoes training regarding recording crimes against journalists

Pakistan Press Foundation

To sensitize police regarding crimes against Journalists in Pakistan, Peace and Justice Network (PJN) on Tuesday organized Capacity Building Workshop (Recording and Reporting of crime against Journalist, Media workers and online content writers) for Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police in cooperation with Parliamentarians Commission for Human Rights and UNESCO. The training was organized in Police […]

Media and Governance


Mir Shakil: Hearing adjourned till today

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday adjourned hearing till today (Wednesday) in the bail matter of Jang/Geo Media Group’s Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman as his counsel was still on his legs. Earlier, the counsel for Mir said the NAB had arrested his client in a 34-year-old concocted case relating to private property illegally for criticizing […]

Freedom of Expression


On the market of information

Pakistan Press Foundation

Misinformation and disinformation has become a growing menace, not just over social media but also at conventional media, leading to growing demands by media consumers and by some senior members of journalistic community for better code of conduct to improve the standard of news and views. Yet somehow the subject of regulation irks nearly all […]

Digital Media, Freedom of Expression


LHC restores license for Channel-24 to resume transmission

Pakistan Press Foundation

Lahore High Court (LHC) has suspended the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) orders and directed PEMRA to restore the license of private TV Channel -24 News HD. Justice Sajid Mehmood Sethi of Lahore High Court (LHC) took up for hearing a petition filed by City News Network against PEMRA on Tuesday. City News Network […]

Freedom of Expression


Actions against Freedom of Press: Bilawal, Chaudhry Shujaat, Fazlur Rehman express concern

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) President and former prime minister Ch Shujaat Hussain has written to Prime Minister Imran Khan wherein he has stated that the information minister be directed to sit with TV channel owners and sort out issues because distance with media is causing loss to the PM. About ban on the Channel […]

Freedom of Expression


Journalists protest in Srinagar against crippling media curbs

Pakistan Press Foundation

Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, dozens of journalists staged a protest demonstration in Srinagar against crippling restrictions, imposed by India on Kashmiri journalist fraternity in the name of new media policy. The journalists gathered under the banner of ‘J&K Media Guild’ outside Press Club in Srinagar and demanded immediate rollback of the so-called policy. Carrying banners […]

Freedom of Expression


Bilawal tells PPP leaders to be aggressive but polite in media

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has directed party leaders to adopt an aggressive, but polite policy in the media to convey “true facts” to the people. He was chairing an online meeting of the party leadership from across the country to devise a media strategy. The meeting offered prayers for Dr Ayatollah Durrani, Murtaza Baloch, […]

Media and Governance