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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 […]


PPF condemns attack on Kalush FM radio station

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine has expressed concern over the attack on the editorial office of Kalush FM, radio station on February 8. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the attack on radio station and called on the authorities to punish those responsible behind this […]


PPF condemns killing of two journalists 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 killing of two journalists in Taliqan city, northern Takhar province of Afghanistan. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned this incident and called on the government and law enforcement agencies to thoroughly […]


PPF condemns the attack on Roots FM radio in Liberia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to George Weah, President of Liberia has expressed concern over the attack on Roots FM radio station on January 31st, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has denounced this attack on radio station and called on the Liberian authorities to immediately investigate the matter and hold those […]


PMRA: senseless and dangerous

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AGAINST sane advice, the PTI government has moved ahead with its agenda to tighten its control over the media. On Thursday, the federal cabinet approved the creation of the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority that will enable the government to ‘regulate’ all media in the country from one platform. The step has come in the face of strong […]


APNS, CPNE assail move to form new media body

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) have criticised the federal cabinet’s decision to set up the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) that is to replace the existing bodies regulating print and electronic media. The APNS termed the decision a particularly regressive measure and the CPNE described it as […]


PPF condemns murder of radio journalist in Mexico

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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 journalist Rafael Murúa Manríquez, director of Radio Kashan FM portal. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned this vicious murder of a journalist and urged to immediately investigate the […]


New Media Regulatory Authority gets cabinet’s nod

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ISLAMABAD –   The federal cabinet Thursday approved formation of a new Media Regulatory Authority in consultation with the journalists’ associations. Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said media representatives will be consulted on the new body. “The cabinet has approved steps for constitution of a new Media Regulatory Authority. Consultation with journalists’ associations has been recommended,” […]


PPF condemns assault on radio journalist in Lira, Uganda

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda has expressed concern over the assault on Bismack Olang, journalist with Unity FM radio based in Lira on January 18, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned this unjustified act of mayor and called on the Ugandan government […]


PPF condemns attack on three journalists covering political rally

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria has expressed concern over the attack on three journalists during a political party rally in Lagos, Nigeria. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has called on the Nigerian government and law enforcement agencies to thoroughly and independently investigate the […]