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TV, radio channels accused of promoting quackery

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PESHAWAR: The satellite TV channels and FM radios continue to promote quackery despite directives by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) not to air health-related advertisements without permission of the government. Even some mainstream satellite Pashto channels air such programmes in which the unqualified doctors offer treatment for all ailments. The homoeopaths have become radio […]


Radio Pakistan’s website remains hacked for an hour

ISLAMABAD: The website of state-run broadcaster was hacked for an hour on Sunday evening, sources in the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) told Dawn. “The Radio Pakistan website was hacked between 3pm and 4pm. Some hackers claimed responsibility. However, the site has been restored,” said a senior PBC official. According to the official, those accessing the […]


Journalists to march on LoC today

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MUZAFFARABAD: More than four hundred journalists from different parts of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir have arrived here to take part in a “symbolic march” towards the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday. The march, organised by the Central Union of Journalists (CUJ), a regional body, has attracted attention of media professionals across the country. “For […]


BBC expands news coverage in held Kashmir

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LONDON: The BBC said on Thursday it would expand shortwave radio news coverage in Occupied Kashmir to ease the impact of a communications blackout imposed by the Indian government. The British broadcaster’s announcement came after New Delhi scrapped an article of the Indian constitution granting special status to parts of the disputed Himalayan region under […]


PPF condemns the murder of radio presenter in Afghanistan

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan has expressed deep concern over the murder of Nadershah Sahibzada, a radio presenter and producer working with the privately owned “Seday-e-Gardiz” (voice of Gardiz). PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the brutal murder of the journalist and […]


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 […]