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PPF condemns closure of 15 stations in Congo

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo has expressed concern over the shutdown of at least fifteen private and community based broadcasting stations. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned this action of closing the stations and urged the authorities to […]


PPF condemns the shutdown of two radio stations in Ghana

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana has expressed concern over the shutdown of Accra based Radio Gold and Radio XYZ. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the shutdown of both radio stations and urged the management of stations and the regulator to discuss […]


PPF condemns law suit against radio talk show host

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to George Weah, President of Liberia has expressed concern over the law suit against radio talk show host, Henry Costa. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, has condemned the action taken against the journalist and Roots FM and urged the concerned authorities to immediately look into this matter […]


PPF condemns killing of Mexican sports reporter

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico has expressed deep concern over the killing of Mexican sports reporter Omar Iván Camacho Mascareño. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has strongly denounced the killing of journalist and urged the authorities to immediately investigate the matter […]


PPF condemns arrest of Radio Globo director

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Juan Orlando Hernandez, President of Honduras has expressed deep concern over the raid on the station of Radio Globo and arrest of journalist David Romero, director of the station. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has denounced the raid on station and arrest of its director and […]


PPF condemns attack on Radio Télévision Fraternité in Congo

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo has expressed concern over the attack on Radio Télévision Fraternité, a community based station in Mbuji-mayi, a town in the Democratic Republic of Congo on March 16. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the attack on […]


Long Live Media!

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The Canvas Gallery is hosting Aamir Habib’s solo art exhibition titled ‘Media is Dead; Long Live Media!’ until March 21. A press release issued by the gallery stated that since the advent of the radio, the newspaper has been at risk of becoming redundant, being dethroned. It subsequently begged the question, would “video really kill […]


FM radio stations in tribal districts to counter ‘negative’ propaganda

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is likely to make functional five FM radio stations in the merged districts of the province to counter the narratives shaped by foreign radio broadcasts focused on the region, according to officials. “Several foreign radio channels including some international broadcasters having local setups and some others based in border areas […]


PPF condemns arrest and isolation of journalist in Venezuela

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Juan Guaidó, Acting President of Venezuela has expressed concern over the arrest of journalist Luis Carlos Díaz. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, has urged the government of Venezuela and concerned authorities to stop targeting working journalists in the country and provide safety and security to the […]


PPF condemns the attack on Joy FM Radio in Monrovia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to George Weah, President of Liberia has expressed concern over the attack on Joy FM Radio in Monrovia on March 5. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, has denounced the attack on Joy FM radio station and urged the concerned Liberian authorities to thoroughly investigate the matter and […]


Fawad insists on one regulatory authority for all media

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ISLAMABAD: Informa­tion Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Monday said that there was a need to have a centralised regulatory authority for all types of media, including print, electronic and digital. Briefing a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Information presided over by Senator Faisal Javed, the minister said that advancement of technology had led to converging of […]


Re-discovering the wonders of radio

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On December 7, 2018 there concluded a series of weekly radio programmes in Urdu broadcast from August 11, 2017 to December 7, 2018. The undersigned had the privilege of presenting this series on the FM 105 radio network of Pakistan and simultaneously also broadcast on the Voice of Youth radio network. The series was titled […]


‘Radio broke nexus between language and power’

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KARACHI: The power of radio in reaching the widest audience in the world was recognised on Wednesday at the Arts Council Karachi where famous broadcasters and radio channel owners gathered to mark World Radio Day. This year’s theme, as given by Unesco, is ‘dialogue, tolerance and peace’. According to UN Secretary General António Guterres, whose […]


PPF denounces murder of Mexican commentator

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico has expressed deep concern over the murder of Mexican commentator Jesús Eugenio Ramos Rodríguez. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has denounced the increasing rate of violence against journalists in Mexico and called on the Mexican government […]