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PPF condemns widespread acts of violence against media during PTI long march

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the acts of violence against members of the media during a long march by the political party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on May 25. It is unacceptable for journalists to be made the target of violence during any kind of political demonstrations or activity. The media is tasked with reporting on and […]


PPF alarmed by registration of cases against four journalists

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned at the registration of cases against four journalists — Sami Ibrahim, Arshad Sharif, Imran Riaz Khan and Sabir Shakir. These cases registered on sedition and defamation charges are a concerning attempt to police members of the media and restrict their ability to report freely. We urge the relevant authorities […]


Defamation case registered against journalist Sami Ibrahim

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RAWALPINDI: The Attock police have filed a defamation case against journalist Sami Ibrahim, accusing him of making false allegations, attempting to seduce a security employee from his duty. The police filed a case against Mr Ibrahim under section 505, 131 and 499 of the Pakistan Penal Code, which deal with statements creating or promoting enmity, […]


Senior Dawn journalist dies

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Karachi: Ghulam Abbass Jalbani, a senior sub-editor at Dawn, passed away on Thursday. He was 63. He is survived by two daughters, a son and grandchildren. His funeral prayers were offered in the evening in Hub before his burial in the town’s graveyard. Source: Dawn


PTA takes down fake Twitter handles impersonating army officers

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The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has blocked two fake Twitter handles associated with two retired officers of the Pakistan Army, promoting narrative of a political party. According to sources, the Twitter accounts of Major General (retd) Faisal Mushtaq and Major General (retd) Asghar turned out to be fake. The accounts are being run by a […]


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government committed to protect rights of journalists: Saif

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PESHAWAR: Special Assistant to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister, Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif Thursday said the PTI government was working for protection of rights of journalists and assured to resolve all their issues. He was talking to a joint delegation of journalists from Peshawar Press Club, Bara Press Club and Landi Kotal Press Club, who […]


Proceedings against journalists: Islamabad High Court asks FIA to coordinate with Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, others

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday directed the director of Cyber Crime Wing, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), to coordinate with the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and other representative bodies in order to seek proposals regarding proceedings against persons engaged in the profession of journalism. A single bench of Chief Justice Athar […]


Exiled Afghan journalists in Pakistan need humanitarian assistance: study

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ISLAMABAD: Exiled Afghan journalists, currently in Pakistan, have expressed the need for assistance through engagement with international, Pakistani and international media. They have also asked relevant departments to provide them technical assistance and resources that could help them continue their journalistic careers including partnerships and internships with local media, especially digital media to get familiarised […]


Charsadda journalists protest registration of FIR against reporters

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Charsadda journalists on Monday protested registration of FIR against two reporters by medical superintendent here on Monday. The protesters termed the FIR as illegal, unconstitutional and attack on freedom of the press and demanded suspension of MS DHQ Charsadda. Political workers, human rights activists and traders took part in the protest along with the journalists. […]


The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists alarmed over systematic erosion of media rights

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KARACHI: The three-day meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) under the chairmanship of Shahzada Zulfiqar, the president of the union, deliberated upon a host of issues confronting the media industry, particularly the journalist community and media workers in Pakistan, says a press release on Tuesday. It […]


Sami Ibrahim Case: Islamabad High Court Disposes Of Petition against Possible Action by Federal Investigation Agency

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ISLAMABAD,: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday disposed of a petition against possible action of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) against the TV anchor Sami Ibrahim. Chief Justice of IHC Athar Minallah heard the case filed by the mother of Sami Ibrahim, who asked the court to direct the FIA that it does not act […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists resident Opens Gold Medal Award Named after Nisar Usmani on May 18, 2022

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QUETTA – Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Shehzada Zulfiqar on Tuesday inaugurated the Nisar Usmani Journalist of the year Gold Medal award during a ceremony held here at Quetta press Club.  Chairman of Balochistan International Think Tank Owais Jadoon, Quetta Press Club President Abdul Khaliq Rind, General Secretary Banaras Khan, Senior Journalist and […]


Journalists continue protest for release of colleague

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BARA: Journalists of three press clubs in Khyber district, political leaders and social activists staged a protest on Monday at the Khyber Chow in Bara to demand the release of Khari Khan, a former president of Bara Press Club. The protesters also staged a march from Bara Press Club to the Khyber Chowk.Speaking on the […]


How space for press freedom has been restricted

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KARACHI: Legislative measures, physical attacks, online threats and trolling, government-led labelling — in the past year, the media in Pakistan worked under an increasingly restrictive environment online and continued to face physical attacks. During 2021-22, an already restricted and under press has been further repressed through legal means, fear tactics and rhetoric that undermines their […]