November 19, 2022 | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)
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Owais Aslam Ali, Secretary General, Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) makes an impassioned plea to governments to match their words in support of press freedom and safety of journalists with effective actions.

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Owais Aslam Ali, Secretary General, Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) made an impromptu impassioned plea to governments to match their words in support of press freedom and safety of journalists with effective actions.  He said civil society organizations work under tremendous pressures under very difficult counties and it is time for governments to focus on actions rather than words. […]

Fact-check: Neither was Shahzeb Khanzada’s show censored, nor removed from YouTube

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Politicians from the PTI claim on social media that Geo Television has taken down a prime-time program from YouTube, which investigated the whereabouts of state gifts sold by former prime minister Imran Khan. On November 17, politicians, belonging to the opposition political party, the PTI, alleged that Geo Television has removed from its YouTube channel […]

Fact-check: Screenshots of WhatsApp conversations between Pakistani journalists, media owners and politicians are fake

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Several social media accounts linked to the PTI allege that screenshots of private conversations between journalists, media owners and politicians have been leaked. Social media users have posted multiple screenshots of an alleged WhatsApp conversation between reporters, television channel owners and politicians. In some conversations, reporters are being asked to spin the facts about former […]

Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ), All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation (APNEC) express reservations over Sindh commission for journalists

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The Karachi Union of Journalists (Workers) and the Karachi chapter of the All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation have expressed their reservations over the establishment of the Sindh Commission for the Projection of Journalists. In a statement, they said the commission did not have the representation of all journalists. They said the biggest stakeholders were journalists […]

Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT) protests screening of Joyland

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KARACHI: The Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba held countrywide protests against film ‘Joyland on Friday. The Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba protested against “highly objectionable material” in Joyland which has recently been cleared by the provincial and federal censor board’s for screening in the cinemas.The protests were held across major cities including Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta. Source: The News

‘Extremely disappointed’: Arshad Sharif’s widow seeks President Alvi’s help in murder case

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Slain journalist Arshad Sharif’s widow has penned a letter requesting President Dr Arif Alvi to intervene and help in her husband’s ongoing murder investigation, saying that his family was “extremely disturbed and disappointed”, it emerged on Friday. Sharif’s widow Javeria Siddique posted the letter online which was dated November 17. Sharif was shot dead in […]

Sharjeel hands over cheque of Rs50m grant to Karachi Press Club (KPC)

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Sindh Information Minister, Sharjeel Inam Memon, on Friday, handed over cheque of annual grant of Rs.50 million to Karachi Press Club (KPC) on behalf of Sindh government. President KPC Fazil Jamili and General Secretary Rizwan Bhatti received the cheque. Secretary Information Abdul Rasheed Solangi, Director Admin Information Muhammad Yusuf Kaburu were also present on this […]

Dissecting the phenomenon of fake news

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THE advancement of the internet has enabled people to obtain and distribute news messages at a rapid pace. Most of us now use social media websites and other online platforms to obtain news. The rapid distribution of news on the internet has changed the practice of the news industry. Some of the news reports may […]