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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 […]


Senate body asks govt to issue ads to media

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ISLAMABAD – The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting recommended giving advertisements to media and sought Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry for briefing on the draft advertisement policy of the government. The committee asked Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to get the approval of the committee and include its input in […]


[Philippines] Pakistani media group appeals to President Duterte over killing of radio broadcaster

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The Pakistan Press Foundation, an independent media organization that seeks to promote and defend freedom of expression, expressed “deep concern” on the killing of Philippine radio announcer Gabriel Alburo in a letter to President Rodrigo Duterte, dated 31 December 2018. Alburo was on his way home to Guihulngan City in La Libertad, Negros Oriental — […]


PPF denounces attack on transmitting station of Radio Musical del Coca

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Lenín Moreno, President of Ecuador has expressed concern over the attack on the transmitting station of Radio Musical del Coca. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has called on the authorities to immediately investigate the matter and determine the reason behind this attack. According […]


PFA to launch FM radio for public awareness

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LAHORE: Punjab Food Authority (PFA) is ready to spread its awareness wings for the counselling of public. In this connection, the PFA will establish its first-ever non-commercial FM Radio, approval has recently been granted by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). The approval of the licence was given in the 146th meeting of PEMRA. In […]

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CS inaugurates SMIU’s FM radio for literacy promotion

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah has expressed pleasure over FM Radio Channel 96.6, incepted by the Sindh Madrasatul Islam University (SMIU) for promotion of education and literacy entitled “Voice of Education”. Speaking after inaugurating the FM Radio Channel 96.6/Voice of Education on Friday, Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah admired the University Teachers and […]

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Pakistan’s journalists complain of increasing censorship

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Pakistani journalists, who have taken on military leaders and been beaten and jailed in the pursuit of a free press, say they now face a form of censorship that is more subtle but no less chilling, one spearheaded by the security services. Journalists and press freedom advocates say the military and the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence […]

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Pemra approves grant of licences through open bidding

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority [Pemra] has approved the grant of licences to new satellite TV channels through open bidding. The approval was given at a meeting on Monday. The authority approved two non-commercial FM radio licences for Punjab Food Authority (PFA), Lahore, and Beaconhouse National University (BNU), Lahore. The regulator reviewed the […]

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PPF condemns abuse on radio presenter of Hot FM

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Nana Akufo-Addo, President the Republic of Ghana has expressed concern over the abuse on radio presenter of Hot FM, also damage of equipment’s in the studio. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned this unacceptable behavior of pastor at a radio station and […]

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State-run TV, radio to be reformed: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain here on Friday said state-run television and radio would be reformed, brought under single administrative umbrella and would be taken out of financial deficit under a comprehensive plan. Speaking during question hour in the National Assembly, he said state-run TV and Radio would have one board […]

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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 […]

Freedom of Expression, Media Safety, Protest Letters by PPF, Radio


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 […]

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