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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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TikTok blocks 93,000 Pakistani accounts on request of PTA

Pakistan Press Foundation

As per the statement issued by the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA), talks are underway with the management of various platforms to block illegal and vulgar content on social media in Pakistan. The spokesperson revealed that 34 organizations have been given access to the online portal, while PTA is in touch with social media platforms. The […]

Digital Media


As ruling party fans spew online abuse, Pakistan’s female journalists call for government action

Pakistan Press Foundation

On August 16, Ramsha Jahangir should have been celebrating a journalistic triumph, the release of a long, deeply reported cover story for the weekend magazine of Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper on the government’s social media strategy and image-building. Instead, she spent the day watching in horror as a torrent of abuse filled her social media feeds. Eventually, she went offline. […]

Digital Media


Pakistan: Criminal complaint filed against another journalist for his posts on social media

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is disturbed by the registration of yet another case against a journalist for his allegedly negative and anti-state posts on social media. While each of the cases has been lodged by a different individual, they appear to be lodged under some similar sections of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and the […]

Front Page


Pakistan: Book by journalist removed from book shops

Pakistan Press Foundation

A recently published book by senior journalist Suhail Warraich was removed from book stalls within hours of its arrival. The book, ‘Yeh Company Nahi Chaley Gi’ (which translates to: “This company will not work”), is a compilation of Warraich’s columns already published in daily Jang and on BBC Urdu. Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned […]

General News


Daniel Pearl murder case hearing adjourned

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday adjourned hearing of a case, against acquittal of accused by the Sindh High Court (SHC) in Daniel Pearl murder case, due to death of Prosecutor General (PG) Sindh’s mother.  A three-member special bench of the apex court headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprising Justice Qazi […]

Freedom of Expression


FIR registered against journalist Asad Toor for ‘negative propaganda’ against army

Pakistan Press Foundation

A first information report (FIR) has been registered against journalist Asad Toor for posting “negative propaganda against the state, Pakistani institutions and the Pakistan Army” on his social media account, it emerged on Tuesday. Toor, who is based in Islamabad, shared a copy of the FIR on his Twitter account. It was registered on a […]

Freedom of Expression


Senior journalist Hanif Zai laid to rest as condolences pour in

Pakistan Press Foundation

BADIN:   Hanif Zai, a bold, courageous and committed senior journalist, reporting for a private news channel from Badin, was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard in Golarchi on Monday. His funeral prayer was attended by a large number of people, representatives of political parties and social organisations, journalists, intellectuals, educationists and people from different […]

Transitions


Ten years after on, the murderers of journalist Misri Khan still

Pakistan Press Foundation

Ten years ago, on September 14, 2010, Hangu Union of Journalist (HUJ) president and a senior journalist, Misri Khan Orakzai, was shot dead by three unidentified men in front of the press club in the town Hangu in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Orakzai had been working as a journalist for about three decades. He was […]

Front Page


Politics, journalism affected by terrorism: Yousafzai

Pakistan Press Foundation

Peshawar – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Labour and Culture Shaukat Yousafzai on Saturday said that terrorism had affected both journalism and politics. Addressing the closing ceremony of a workshop on local government system for women journalists here, he said the media must criticize the government but not be a party. He said it was not […]

Media and Governance


Two charges dropped against journalist Bilal Farooqi

Pakistan Press Foundation

Police on Saturday dropped two charges against journalist Bilal Farooqi, who was detained the previous evening over his social media posts that were allegedly critical of the military and promoted sectarian hatred. The investigating officer submitted a preliminary investigation report to the District South judicial magistrate-VI, saying that the offences under the Pakistan Penal Code’s […]

Freedom of Expression


PEMRA teams take action against cable operators involved in airing illegal channels in Gujranwala Division.

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Regional Office Gujranwala teams raided offices of cable networks operating in different cities of Gujranwala division and took action against cable operators showing illegal channels.  Led by Muhammad Tanveer, Deputy General Manager, the team sealed five illegal cable headends  in Mandi Bahauddin and Kamunki and confiscated equipment […]

Broadcasting


Police ordered to file challan against journalist Farooqi

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: A judicial magistrate on Saturday ordered the police to file a challan in a case against journalist Bilal Farooqi. Farooqi, a news editor at The Express Tribune, was detained in relation to an FIR registered against him two days ago. According to the FIR, he was booked under Section 505 of the Pakistan Penal […]

Freedom of Expression


Pakistan: Journalist arrested for social media posts

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned over the registration of a case against a journalist for his allegedly “highly provocative” social media posts. We join calls for an inquiry into the case as well as the arrest of English-language daily The Express Tribune News Editor, Bilal Farooqi. The use of criminal complaints against journalists is […]

Front Page


PEMRA fines Bol News Network for airing defamatory content without evidence

Pakistan Press Foundation

The council of complaints (CoC) at Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Friday issued a Rs300,000 fine on Labaik Pvt Limited after finding it guilty of violating Section 20 of the PEMRA Ordinance 2002. “The CoC heard the case two times but [Labaik Pvt Limited] does not appear to take the case seriously,” said […]

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