January 4, 2022 | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)
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Daily Archives: January 4, 2022

PPF remembers journalists Muhammad Imran and Tahir Awan, killed during professional duty

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On 4th day of January 2009 Muhammad Imran from Daily Aitadal and Tahir Awan , a freelance reporter for the Apna Akhbar newspapers were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in front of the Government Polytechnic College in Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. On 4 January at around 18:55, a hand grenade was thrown […]

Media and misinformation

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As we move into 2022, the media in Pakistan faces a number of challenges in terms of its functioning as well as its freedom. Both are inter-linked as well. Like the rest of the world, we can see that the print media is gradually giving way to digital media. This was bound to happen. What […]

Impacting freedom of press

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EDITORIAL: In a functional democracy the media is the fourth pillar of state, the other three being legislature, executive and judiciary. If the latter three enjoy full autonomy in their respective spheres the media too enjoys press freedom under Article 19 of the Constitution, but subject to any “reasonable restrictions”, including “in relation to contempt […]

Journalists: Pakistan Broadcasters Association requests judges to review decision

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KARACHI: Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) in a statement issued Sunday expressed their concern over the Honourable Islamabad High Court charging journalists in the Rana Shamim affidavit case in contempt proceedings. Journalist discharged their responsibilities of informing the public with sincerity. PBA strongly believes that indicting the journalists for merely practicing their journalistic and rightful duties […]

Pakistan:  PPF joins calls urging IHC to drop contempt case against  journalists

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) joins appeals to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to drop contempt proceedings against Jang Group Editor in Chief Mir Shakilur Rahman, Editor Aamir Ghauri and Editor Investigations Ansar Abbasi of the groups daily newspaper “The News”. The media has a responsibility to inform the public of important developments and the contempt […]