May, 2020 | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) - Part 9
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Monthly Archives: May 2020

Second phase of ‘save journalist movement’ begins today

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has decided to launch the second phase of “Save the Journalist Movement” from Sunday (today) to mark the Press Freedom Day. A sit-in would be staged outside Parliament House in Islamabad on Sunday, announced the leadership of the PFUJ and the Rawalpindi Islama­bad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) […]


PPF expresses safety concern for journalists amid pandemic

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has expressed safety concern over the alarming situation for Pakistani media personnel during COVID-19 pandemic. The PPF Saturday released World Press Freedom Report on Media Safety and Press Freedom in Pakistan 2019-2020 on the eve of World Press Freedom Day, which will be observed on May 3 (Sunday). This year, the […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) releases World Press Freedom Report on Media Safety and Press Freedom in Pakistan 2019-2020.

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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 […]


Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest: Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons raises case with PM Khan

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LONDON: Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons and Labour politician Afzal Khan MP has called on Prime Minister Imran Khan to explain why Geo and Jang Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman has been denied basic human rights as a Pakistani while being in custody after arrested by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a 34 years […]


Who’s behind campaign against Shirin Mazari, Hamid Mir?

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ISLAMABAD: A recent online abusive trend on social media against Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shirin Mazari and senior anchorperson Hamid Mir forced ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to identify some groups and individuals within its own ranks creating hatred and divisions when the state needs unity to fight against COVID-19. An abusive campaign against Dr. […]


PFUJ demands probe into mysterious death of Sajid Hussain

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Islamabad: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) has demanded immediate investigation into mysterious death of Baloch journalist Sajid Hussain in Sweden who’s body was found from Uppsala river. In a joint statement PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi urges Sweden Government to immediately probe the incident as its failure of the Government […]


Body of missing journalist found in Sweden river

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LAHORE: Friends and family members of missing journalist Sajid Hussain Baloch said on Friday that his body was found in a river near the Swedish city of Uppsala. French news agency AFP quoted police spokesman Jonas Eronen as saying that his body was found on April 23 in the Fyris river outside Uppsala. The journalist […]


Stories of successful Pakistanis ‘Geo To Aise’ on Geo News from today

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KARACHI: A new special programme on the stories of successful Pakistanis “Geo To Aise” is being launched every Friday and Saturday evening from May 1 at 7:15 pm on Pakistan’s most popular news channel “Geo News”. Hosted by Dr Omar Saif, the programme will see the stories of successful Pakistanis who are changing the future […]


Since 2013, daily killings have dropped by 84pc in Karachi: HRCP

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Although many efforts have been made to improve the law and order situation, including the launch of various police and military operations in the past, street crime and kidnappings for ransom in Sindh’s urban areas were rampant last year. This was observed in the ‘State of Human Rights in 2019’ report of the Human Rights […]


HRCP highlights plight of weakest section of society

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KARACHI: Warning that the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic will worsen human rights record of the country, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has observed that 2019 was the year of widespread social and economic marginalisation that left the weakest segment of society invisible and unheard. The human rights organisation released its flagship annual report ‘State […]


FIA claims decline in cybercrime despite 40pc increase in internet use

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) claimed on Thursday that cybercrime cases, including financial crimes, had shown a declining trend despite a 40 per cent increase in the use of internet, especially online shopping, during the lockdown across the country triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, some businessmen involved in online trade of goods dispute […]


Neo TV told to stop news, current affairs programmes

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has directed Neo TV to air entertainment content only and stop airing news and current affairs programmes as it does not possess a licence for it. The directive by the regulatory authority came on Thursday as the Islamabad High Court (IHC) dismissed the channel’s plea for change […]


Private TV reporter attacked, injured in Bhirya city

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NAUSHAHRO FEROZE: A reporter working for a private news channel was found lying unconscious and having sustained multiple injuries at Lehrani stop on a link road in Bhirya city on Thursday. Police said Aftab Hussain Keerio seemed to have sustained injuries from repeated strikes of club and other hard objects while returning home on his […]


Islamabad riskiest for journalists: report

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ISLAMABAD: At least 91 cases, including seven murders of journalists and a blogger, attacks and other violations, against media and its practitioners have been documented in Pakistan over the course of one year – between May 2019 and April 2020 – signifying a worryingly escalating climate of intimidation and harassment that is adversely affecting the […]