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Journalists’ protection bill to be tabled in NA: minister

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KARACHI: Federal In­­for­ma­tion and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said that his ministry is planning to present a bill in the National Assembly for protection of journalists. The new legislation will be similar to the one enacted in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This was stated by Mr Chaudhry at the awards ceremony organised by the Centre for […]


APNS flays govt’s ad distribution policy

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KARACHI  –   The All Pakistan Newspaers Society (APNS) has taken exception to the advertisement distribution policy of Federal Government as major part of advertising is being allocated to dummy and ghost publications in contrast to the claims of transparent and judicious allocation of government advertising by the Ministry of Information. Sarmad Ali, Secretary General, APNS, […]


SHC seeks record of suspects in Daniel Pearl case

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KARACHI  –   The Sindh High Court on Monday heard appeals of detained suspects in the Daniel Pearl case, a US journalist who was killed in Karachi in 2002 while working on a story. The court has sought the detention record of suspects, from jail officials, who were taken into custody for investigation into the case. […]


While regulating media…: Govt decision will be final

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ISLAMABAD: The proposed Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) would regulate content for print, electronic and digital/social media under an “Ethical Code of Practice” to make it more responsive to the issues and concerns of the society in Pakistan, says an official draft prepared by the Ministry of Information. The document titled “Proposed Mandate and Scope […]


PPF condemns South Sudan Media Regulator’s decision to summon journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of South Sudan has expressed concern over summoning the Editor in Chief of Al-Watan newspaper by South Sudan’s Media Authority. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has termed it an act of censorship and called on the authorities to immediately […]


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 […]


Media must reinvent itself to survive, seminar told

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LAHORE: The media is going through a transformation the world over due to “digital disruption” and mobile technology has so bewitched the younger generation that very few among them watch television these days, TV host Fahad Hussain said at a seminar on Sunday. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry was among the speakers at the Afkar-i-Taza ThinkFest […]


PPF condemns raid on daily Trust newspaper offices and arrest of its journalists

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria has expressed concern over the raid on Abuja and Maiduguri offices of Daily Trust and arrest of its regional editor on January 6, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has termed the raid on newspaper offices and arrest […]


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 condemns murder attempt on radio broadcaster in Tandag, Philippines

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines has expressed concern over the murder attempt on Joel Salinas Pimentel, a radio broadcaster on December 28, 2018. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned the planned and attempted attack on Pimentel and termed it a clear […]


PPF condemns illegal detention of Ecuadorian journalist in Barú, Panama

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama has expressed concern over the illegal detention of Ecuadorian journalist in the district of Barú, Panama. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has denounced the illegal detention of the journalist and called on the authorities to stop targeting […]


Fawad assures media persons protection of rights

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Friday said that the present elected government fully believed in constitutional and fundamental rights of freedom of expression. Talking to a delegation of journalists here, the minister said all possible steps would be taken to protect journalists’ rights and to solve their problems. He said that […]


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 […]