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No killer of journalists punished in last five years: report

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: As many as 26 journalists have been murdered in the country during the last five years and none of the killers have been punished, said a report launched on Friday. The report, formulated by ‘Freedomnetwork’, was set to be launched on November 2 — the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists […]

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Media houses to get all outstanding dues: Fawad

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry Thursday said the federal cabinet had decided to release all the outstanding amounts to the media organisations at the federal level.He said this while briefing the media on the decisions of the federal cabinet which met under Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Prime Minister Office […]

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Journalist charged under anti-terror law, sent to jail

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: The administrative judge of Karachi-based antiterrorism courts remanded a senior journalist to prison on Wednesday in a case based on charges of fanning religious disharmony. The Counter Terrorism Department said it had arrested Nasrullah Khan Chaudhry, a journalist associated with Urdu-language daily Nai Baat, from his house in Karachi’s Garden East on Nov 11. […]

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Bajaur Press Club closed following threats

Pakistan Press Foundation

The Bajaur Press Club, in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province that borders Afghanistan, was closed on November 13, for an unspecified period on the orders of senior officers of the local administration due to the fear of terrorist attack. Talking to Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), Hasbanullah Khan, President of the Bajaur Press Club said the senior […]

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Counter Terrorism Department of police pick up journalist

Pakistan Press Foundation

Nasrullah Khan Chaudhry, a senior sub-editor of Nai Baat daily newspaper was picked up by Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of the police during a raid on his home in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city and media centre. Chaudhry’s wife Ghulam Fatima submitted an application to the police station, in which she stated that armed men some […]

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Media must adopt self-imposed ethics to maintain credibility: Fawad

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Sunday said that the credibility of media was fast diminishing and it must adopt self-imposed ethics to maintain the same. Addressing the launch of a national daily at the auditorium of a private university here, the Minister said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) did […]

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PPF challenges Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act

Pakistan Press Foundation

The Pakistan Press Foundation has challenged the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016 as being ‘ultra vires’ to the constitution, especially Article 19, which gives every citizen the right to freedom of speech and expression. In a petition, lawyer Yasser Latif Hamdani has argued that despite a lapse of two years the ministry is yet […]

Access to Information, Freedom of Expression, Front Page


Armed men forcibly enter the premises of KPC

Pakistan Press Foundation

On November 8, a group of armed men forcibly entered into the premises of Karachi Press Club (KPC) and started making video recordings of different parts of the premises. At around 10:30 pm, the armed men in plain clothes reached the press club in cars and land cruisers accompanied by a police van. They were […]

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Govt removes PTV MD after ‘begging’ fiasco

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information removed the acting managing director of state-owned Pakistan Television Network (PTV) on Tuesday in the aftermath of ‘begging’ fiasco. A notification issued by the ministry stated “the charge of Colonel (retd) Hassan Immad Mohammdi as PTV MD was withdrawn with immediate effect and till further orders”. The move comes a […]

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Journalist beaten up, injured

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PESHAWAR: About 12 men armed with guns and sticks attacked office of a local Urdu daily and beat up its crime reporter, causing him minor injuries. The incident took place at the office of daily Akhbar-i-Shahar when several attackers managed to enter its office and beat up its crime reporter, Kamran Gul. Mr Gul said […]

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State TV writes ‘Begging’ instead of ‘Beijing’Minister orders inquiry

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry Sunday ordered an inquiry into a widely criticised dateline slug displayed by the state-owned TV during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speech at a function in China. The slug displayed ‘Beijing’ as ‘Begging’, drawing massive criticism. The state-run TV wrote on its Twitter account: “Today during the live […]

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PFUJ vows to protect freedom of press

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (Afzal Butt group) on Saturday described Nov 3, 2007 as the darkest day in the country’s history and said on that day former military ruler retired Gen Pervez Musharraf had imposed a state of emergency in violation of the Constitution. In a statement, PFUJ president Afzal Butt and […]

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International Day To End Impunity for Crimes against Media, November 2, 2018

Pakistan Press Foundation

Executive Summary The journalists and media organizations in Pakistan have been working in extremely perilous environment because of the increasing rate of crime against journalists and media professionals. Those enter the field of journalism work on their own risk because they are not provided security in the line of duty. The report focuses on such […]

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Undemocratic regimes want to wipe out press freedom: Bilawal

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ISLAMABAD  –  Pakistan People’s Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Thursday said that impunity for crimes against journalists was an international issue as undemocratic regimes, extremist and anti-people forces are bent upon to wipe out press freedom from the globe. In his message on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists being observed […]

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