February 16, 2023 | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)
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PPF condemns online trolling campaign against the wife of murdered journalist Arshad Sharif

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the online trolling campaign against woman journalist Javeria Siddique. Siddique is the wife of the late journalist Arshad Sharif, who was killed in Kenya on October 24, 2022. Such a campaign reflects the gendered nature of attacks that women journalists in Pakistan are subjected to online, often based on personal […]

PPF commemorates the life of Aziz Memon — a journalist lost due to a ‘well-planned murder.’

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) commemorates the life of journalist Aziz Memon who was found dead on February 16, 2020. Memon’s murder was ruled a “well-planned murder” and represented the danger journalists face for their work. Despite the passage of three years and multiple arrests, Memon’s case is still ongoing in court. On February 16, 2020, […]

Punjab Government De-notifies Members of Punjab Information Commission

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ISLAMABAD: The Government of Punjab has removed all three members of the Punjab Information Commission (PIC) on February 13, 2023, The Reporters learnt. The Chief Information Commissioner, Mahboob Qadir Shah, and Information Commissioners Shaukat Ali and Dr. Arif Mushtaq were de-notified with immediate effect by the Information and Culture Department of Punjab, on the directions […]

Cabinet split over bill for crackdown on social media

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Members of the federal cabinet are divided over introducing new legislation stipulating a crackdown on social media activists involved in “defaming the armed forces and judiciary”. Some cabinet members have suggested that the proposed punishments should also be applied to those involved in launching campaigns against parliamentarians. However, a few cabinet members were of the […]

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) does not believe in ‘media control’

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Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial has said that he did not believe in media control, but mutual respect. CJP Bandial gave this remark over newly appointed Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) Shehzad Ata Elahi’s contention regarding the regularisation of social media. During the hearing of former prime minister Imran Khan’s petition against […]

Arshad Sharif’s widow Javeria Siddique breaks silence on marriage rumours

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KARACHI – Javeria Siddique, the widow of slain Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif, has broken her silence in wake of disgraceful social media campaigns that aimed to malign her character. Three months after the killing of a Pakistani defiant journalist, a malicious campaign hit social media which sparks disinformation about the second marriage of Javeria Siddique. […]

Peshawar High Court (PHC) issues notices to officials on illegal funding for press club

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The Peshawar High Court Abbottabad circuit bench has issued notices to officials of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Information and Public Relations Department and Joint Stock Companies and Societies and sought comments on a petition challenging the alleged illegal funding provided by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government to an unregistered press club during its tenure. The PHC Abbottabad circuit’s […]