May, 2020 | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) - Part 8
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Monthly Archives: May 2020

Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest: Journalists’ countrywide protests enter 52nd day on World Press Freedom Day

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RAWALPINDI/ LAHORE/PESHAWAR/ KARACHI: The protest of journalists and workers of Geo and Jang Group along with the cross section of civil society, political workers and journalists organisations continued on Sunday against the illegal arrest of Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. The protest of media workers entered 52nd day on Sunday on the eve of International Press Freedom […]


Firdous Ashiq Awan, Jehangir Tareen can’t dare talk against PM Imran: Hamid Mir

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LAHORE: Senior journalist and Geo News anchor Hamid Mir said Sunday Firdous Ashiq Awan and Jehangir Tareen lacked courage to criticise Prime Minister Imran Khan and, instead, they had made his Principal Secretary Azam Khan a scapegoat. Speaking in Geo News programme Naya Pakistan, Mir said over two dozen people belonging to Firdous’s constituency were […]


Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest faded image of media freedom: Shahbaz Sharif

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LAHORE: The PML-N President and Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday condemned the arrest and continued detention of Editor-in-Chief of Jang/Geo Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and said his arrest in a baseless case has made fun of Pakistan in the whole world.In his message on World Press Freedom Day, Shahbaz Sharif […]


Nasir says democratic progress only possible with free media

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KARACHI – Sindh Minister for Information Syed Nasir Hussain Shah on Sunday said, the progress and promotion of democracy in the country was not possible without journalists. In a message on World Press Freedom Day, he said PPP stand with journalists community against every discrimination. Nasir Shah said the PPP valued sacrifices rendered by journalists […]


Sanjrani felicitates journalists on World Press Freedom Day

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Islamabad: Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, while felicitating the journalistic community on the eve of World Press Freedom Day, on Sunday said media was an important pillar of the state. In his message, the chairman said the services rendered by the journalists for the nation and the country would always be remembered. He said the […]


Let’s celebrate press freedom day and stand together for it today and every day

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Press freedom is never a given. It is threatened and should, therefore, be defended. What is striking today is that, in addition to the usual methods implemented by authoritarian regimes like censorship, threats against journalists, financial pressure, denial of access to information, political control and propaganda, new threats have emerged. Large-scale online misinformation is undermining […]


No freedom in Occupied Kashmir on Press Freedom Day

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KARACHI: As the countries around the globe mark World Press Freedom Day, independent media in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) continues to be brutally muzzled by New Delhi. Through violence and intimidation, Narendra Modi’s government has unleashed renewed wave of authoritarianism in the disputed valley. With the people of IOJ&K still languishing in what is […]


World Press Freedom Day

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Pakistan condemns Indian repression of media, journalists in IoJ&K ISLAMABAD: On World Press Freedom Day, Pakistan condemns India over repression of media and harassment of journalists in Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IoJ&K). On World Press Freedom Day, we express solidarity with the journalist fraternity in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IoJ&K), which continues […]


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

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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 […]


HRCP raises concerns over human rights in Pakistan

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The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) raised several pertinent concerns in its 2019 annual report on the State of Human Rights in Pakistan. However, the report overlooks several major milestones towards securing and safeguarding the rights of vulnerable groups that were reached in the past year in Pakistan, said a press release issued on […]


Pearl’s parents also challenge in SC high court verdict

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ISLAMABAD: The parents of The Wall Street Journal’s slain reporter Daniel Pearl has joined the Sindh government in challenging the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) April 2 judgement of overturning the conviction of Ahmed Omer Saeed Sheikh before the Supreme Court. Senior counsel Faisal Siddiqui on Saturday moved an appeal before the apex court on behalf […]


‘Seven journalists infected with virus’

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PESHAWAR: At least seven journalists have tested positive for the Covid-19 in the province while the government would provide all facilities to the affected media persons. Adviser to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister on Information and Public Relations Ajmal Wazir said this during a meeting with a delegation of Peshawar Press Club and Khyber Union of Journalists on […]


Press Freedom Day: Journalists’ bodies demand release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has chalked out a wide ranging plan to observe Press Freedom day today (3rd of May) and will arrange protest rallies across the country as the media and press freedom in the country is deteriorating continuously and apart from media freedom, freedom of speech and expression guaranteed in […]


TIME magazine list: Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest among 10 ‘Most Urgent’ cases of threats to press freedom

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ISLAMABAD: Jang and Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest in a 34 years old property case is among the “most urgent” cases of threats to Press Freedom. The arrest has been highlighted in the TIME magazine list of 10 most urgent cases. TIME says that as the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world, some […]