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PPF condemns closure of Radio Iriba FM in Bukavu, Congo

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Bruno Tshibala, Prime Minister of Democratic Republic of the Congo has expressed concern over the closure of Radio Iriba FM, station in Bukavu, city in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, condemned the closure of radio station and […]


PPF condemned the cancellation of RFI correspondent’s accreditation

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Alpha Condé, President of Guinea has expressed concern over the cancellation of the accreditation of Mouctar Bah, correspondent of Radio France Internationale (RFI). PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, condemned the decision of regulatory body and considered it an attack on media freedom. PPF […]


Colombian government orders investigation for attacks on RCN Radio

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In response to letter by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), the Colombian government has ordered the authorities to immediately investigate attacks on RCN Radio station in the country’s capital city of Bogotá. The adviser to the President, Yenevieve Cuervo Mateus has directed the Attorney General Dr. Luis Gonzalez Leon and managing director of National Protection Unit, […]

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PPF condemns charges against journalists and closure of Unity FM radio in Northern Uganda

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda has expressed concern over the arrest and charges against six Unity FM journalists in Lira and closure of radio station since November 17. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the unjustifiable arrest and charges against radio journalists and shutting […]

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Cost cuts in media

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ONE 24/7 news television channel has shut down. Many other news channels, big and small, are teetering on the brink: their advertising revenues have been falling for several months. The keyword in the (electronic) media these days is ‘rightsizing’. From camerapersons to producers to programme hosts — everyone’s job is on the line. Bureau offices […]

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PPF concerned over attacks on Radio Station in Colombia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Iván Duque Márquez, President of Colombia has expressed concern over the third attack on the headquarters of RCN Radio in Bogotá, capital of Colombia on November 8. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has called on the Colombian government to thoroughly investigate the matter and hold those […]

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PPF condemns closure of two radio stations in Mongala

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Bruno Tshibala, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has expressed concern over the closure of two radio stations in Mongala on October 9. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned this act, declaring it an attack of media freedom. PPF also urged the […]

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Radio Pakistan DG not allowed to attend office by protesting employees

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ISLAMABAD: Despite an announcement by the government that the plan to lease out the headquarters of Radio Pakistan has been shelved, angry employees on Thursday forced the director general out of his office to lodge their protest, forcing the information minister to issue a statement saying that action would be taken against those involved in […]

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Govt delays leasing out Radio Pakistan premises by one-month

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government has given one month’s time to the management of Radio Pakistan to table a plan to bring out the state-run broadcaster from the financial crisis it is currently facing. The federal government had given directives t lease out Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation headquarters building in the federal capital. However, the one […]

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Fawad soothes Radio Pakistan employees

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ISLAMABAD:Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and Communication convinced disenchanted Radio Pakistan employees who held demonstration outside the headquarters on Monday against the decision of government to shift the building to a new location. Hundreds of Radio Pakistan employees gathered outside Radio Pakistan Headquarter building in Islamabad and chanted slogans against government’s move of shifting Radio […]

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Radio Pakistan employees protest against govt decision to lease out PBC HQs’

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Employees of Radio Pakistan on Monday held a peaceful demonstration in Islamabad and other Units of the organization across the country in protest against the decision of the government to lease out Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation Headquarters building. Employees of all the wings of the national broadcaster participated in the demonstrations and demanded the government to […]

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Govt to lease out Radio Pakistan HQ

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ISLAMABAD:Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday said the building of Radio Pakistan will be given on lease to build Pak Media University and in this regard it has asked for proposal from the department concerned. While responding over a letter shared in the official Whatsapp group of Ministry of […]

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Dosti channel: Can radio bring two countries closer?

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ISLAMABAD: For Chan Xing, he had never thought that his study of the Urdu language would one day enable him to play a key role in bringing the people of two countries together. But then, the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project kicked off and the radio professional found himself calling upon every ounce of […]

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Wah varsity launches FM radio

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TAXILA: The University of Wah on Tuesday launched its radio station – FM 101.8 to promote educational and literary activities in twin cities of Taxila and Wah, and its surrounding areas. Chairman, Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF), Lt Gen Sadiq Ali inaugurated the radio station, in the presence of POF officials, faculty members and varsity administration. […]

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