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Monthly Archives: December 2018

Human rights priorities

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ON Monday, when the nations of the world celebrate the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Pakistan government too will be expected to not only count what has been done to guarantee the people’s human rights, but also to reflect on what remains to be done. The first […]

Freedom of Expression, Front Page, Human Rights, Media and Governance , ,


PPF express concern over the killing and abduction of media workers

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan has expressed concern over the killing of a driver of private owned Enikas radio television network and abduction of its owner in eastern Afghanistan. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has called on the authorities to thoroughly investigate the […]

Freedom of Expression, Media Safety, Protest Letters by PPF


Building Pakistan’s climate change resilience

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In order to understand the position of any country with respect to its climate change commitments, its domestic laws and policies must be examined and compared with the progress being made by other regional partners. Therefore, though climate action needs to be sought horizontally as well as vertically, to ensure that it catches root, the […]

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Activists express concern over human rights violations

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KARACHI: Human rights activists have expressed serious concern over human rights violations in Sindh and stressed the need to make collective efforts to resolve the issue. This was asserted during a consultation workshop on “Pakistan’s International Commitments and Status of Compliance in Sindh” held on Tuesday, jointly organised by Sindh Human Rights Commission (SHRC) and Democracy […]

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Truck art: Pakistan’s highways to the world

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KARACHI: Over the last few decades, Pakistani truck art – hand-painted floral patterns, poetry and even caricatures of popular personalities on long-haul trucks, buses and rickshaws – has grown increasingly popular in the West. In its birthplace, however, the art has only recently seen mild interest among art lovers. For years, trucks adorned with glossy floral […]

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Jaza, Saza is a treat to watch

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More often than not Pakistani theatre plays are adaptations of certain novels/plays; one of the most recent being Khalid Ahmed’s theatrical production, Jasoosi Duniya – Eik Comedy, which was an adaptation of The Psychic by Sam Bobrick. Adaptations are usually tweaked a bit to cater to the local audience, however, there is a theatre play […]

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Finance minister assures to address APNS demands

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KARACHI: The Federal Finance Minister, Asad Umar, has assured the APNS office bearers and the members of the Executive Committee that the government is fully cognizant of the issues and problems of the print industry. The finance minister said it is the government’s responsibility to help media to brave the financial crises. Asad Umar was […]

Media and Governance, Print Media , ,


TV journalist’s murder sparks protests

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PESHAWAR – Journalists on Tuesday carried out a rally outside Mardan Press Club against the killing of a media person in Peshawar, as journalists in other parts of the province also staged rallies and protests against the incident. The protest rally was led by Lutfullah, president Mardan Press Club, Arif Khan, vice president, Riaz Mayar, […]

Freedom of Expression, Front Page, Media Safety


PPF condemns physical attack on journalist in Mali

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga, Prime Minister of Mali has expressed concern over the physical assault on a journalist in Mali. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, condemned this brutal attack on a journalist for simply informing public about the performance of Commission. PPF urged the […]

Freedom of Expression, Media and Governance, Media Safety, Protest Letters by PPF


PM asks Facebook to check misuse of social media

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday urged the Facebook management to play its role in checking misuse of social media in spreading fake news, violence and hate content. During a meeting with Simon Milner, Vice President of Public Policy, Facebook Singapore, who called on him at the Prime Minister Office, Mr Khan underscored the […]

Digital Media, New Media , ,


Equal rights for special persons sought

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MIRPURKHAS: Mirpurkhas Divisional Commissioner Abdul Waheed Shaikh has said that sense of deprivation of special children might be removed by giving equal rights and need of encouragement for disables as they were also part of the society. He was speaking as chief guest on a distribution ceremony of wheel chairs, sewing machines and ration on […]

Human Rights , ,


Role of media in portrayal of disabled persons questioned

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KARACHI: Speakers at a programme shared their sentiments about portrayal of persons with disabilities in the media during a panel discussion held in connection with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Monday. The programme Media & Disability: Pity-heroism Dichotomy was organised by the Network of Organisations Working for People with Disabilities, Pakistan (NOW­PDP) […]

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APNS terms ad policy draft against freedom of expression

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ISLAMABAD: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) termed the draft of advertisement policy of the government as against the freedom of expression and tantamount to controlling and limiting the media freedom by killing small news outlets financially. It also said the new draft is aimed at subduing the freedom of expression to the government through […]

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Journalist shot dead, another injured in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: A journalist was gunned down with his colleague sustaining serious injuries after being targeted by unidentified assailants in Peshawar on Monday. The victims, identified as Noorul Hasan and Sabir, worked for a private television channel in Nowshera. The duo was travelling on the busy Ring Road when they were intercepted by armed men and fired upon. […]

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