May 24, 2023 | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)
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Daily Archives: May 24, 2023

Alarm over PTI activists, journalist’s arrests

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KARACHI: Different human rights and civil society organisations have expressed serious concern over mass arrests and arbitrary detention of political leaders and workers and supporters of PTI, including prominent journalist Imran Riaz Khan, and asked the authorities to immediately stop the crackdown and release them. In separate statements issued on Tuesday, Amnesty International, Reporters Without […]

Harassing journalists

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The state has cast a wide dragnet to haul up all those allegedly involved in the May 9 rioting, while also using the opportunity to weaken the PTI. However, there can be no excuse for the hundreds of journalists that have been hounded by police just for carrying out their professional duties on the day […]

Journalists harassed, 1 beaten after opposition protest coverage in Pakistan

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New York, May 24, 2023—Pakistani authorities must cease harassing journalists covering the country’s political unrest and respect the media’s right to report freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Since May 16, police have visited the homes of at least three journalists who reported from the scene of a May 9 protest […]

US Calls for Application of Democratic Principles, Freedom of Expression in Pakistan

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US State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller on Tuesday said the US called for the respect and equal application of democratic principles, freedom of expression– and rule of law around the world, and of course in Pakistan, we urge that these principles be respected for all people, Bol News reported. Matthew Miller said this in response […]

Police barred from harassing reporters over May 9 violence

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday restrained police from harassing digital media journalists who covered the violent protests on May 9, following the arrest of PTI Chairman Imran Khan. The order was passed by Justice Anwarul Haq Pannun on a petition filed by an association of digital media journalists. Advocate Azhar Siddique, on behalf […]