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President signs protection of journalists, media professionals bill

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday gave his assent to the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill to safeguard the rights of working journalists. The president signed the legislation at a ceremony attended by cabinet ministers and a large number of journalists and media professionals. The bill focused on protecting lives of journalists, […]


Murdered for exposing truth – PPF remembers Zubair Ahmed Mujahid

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Fourteen years ago on November 23rd a journalist Zubair Ahmed Mujahid, correspondent of daily Jang Urdu in Mirpurkhas, Sindh province of Pakistan was shot dead while traveling on a motorcycle with another journalist. He was targeted by unidentified gunmen and his case has not yet been submitted in any court by the police. In fact, it […]


پی ہی ایف صحافی زبیر احمد مجاہد کو یاد کررہی ہے جو سچائی کو بے نقاب کرتے قتل کیے گئے

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چودہ سال قبل 23 نومبر کو پاکستان کے صوبہ سندھ کے شہر میرپورخاص میں روزنامہ جنگ اردو کے نمائندے زبیر احمد مجاہد کو ایک اور صحافی کے ہمراہ موٹر سائیکل پر سفر کرتے ہوئے گولی مار کر ہلاک کر دیا گیا تھا۔ انہیں نامعلوم مسلح افراد نے نشانہ بنایا تھا اور پولیس نے ابھی تک […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists objects to some clauses of journalists protection law

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Saturday said some clauses of the Protection of Journalists (PFUJ) and Media Professionals Act 2021 could be used to frame a mediaperson in a false case and that should have been avoided. The bill was approved by the National Assembly on Nov 8 and the Senate on […]


Senate passes journalist protection, National Accountability Amendment bills amid opposition’s protest

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The upper house of parliament on Friday passed four bills, including the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill 2021 and the National Accountability Amendment Bill 2021, amidst protests from the opposition benches. The development comes after the government managed in getting through a record number of 33 bills, including the controversial bill on electronic […]


Pakistan: Pakistani journalist shot dead. Two suspects arrested

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On Nov 8, 2021, Muhammad Zada Agra, Sub-editor of Sada-e-Malakand and Social Activist was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen in front of his house in Sakhakot, Malakand. The attackers managed to escape after committing the crime. Slain Muhammad Zada Agra, in his writings and commentaries, kept raising the issues of local drug mafia, corruption and lawlessness of local administration in Malakand. He […]


National Assembly passes Protection of Journalists, Media Professionals Bill

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RAWALPINDI: The National Assembly on Monday passed the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill, 2021 which would provide for establishing a commission for the protection of journalists and media professionals. Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari, who moved had the bill on May 21 this year, said the bill was okayed by the […]


Social media threats to Pakistani women journalists have reached epidemic proportions

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Social media threats to Pakistani women journalists have reached epidemic proportions Pakistani girls walk against harassment Sahiwal (Pakistan) November 8 (newsin.asia): She was breathing artificially in the ICU. Doctors were trying to save her life but some cameras knew she was having the last moments of her life, so they wanted to capture her for […]


Repression of media

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In its two recent reports the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) lists in detail how working environment is becoming increasingly repressive for independent media in this country. While physical attacks, including abductions and arrests, continued during the current year at least two journalists were killed for their professional work. Another trend has been to intimidate journalists […]


Journalist’s widow seeks justice, financial assistance

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NAUSHERO FEROZ – Late journalist Aziz Memon’s widow has appealed for the immediate arrest of her husband’s killers and sought financial assistance to run her house and a job for her son. She has also appealed for fulfillment of the promises made by the provincial ministers and advisors to provide her justice and financial help. […]


Remembering Javed Naseer Rind — A journalist abducted and killed a decade ago

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) pays tribute to the life of journalist Javed Naseer Rind who was killed in 2011. We urge the relevant authorities to reopen the case and provide a conclusive verdict on the case. On November 5, 2011, senior sub-editor with the Urdu-language daily Tawar Rind’s bullet-riddled body was found near Ghazi Chowk […]


Remembering Abdul Razzak Johra — A journalist murdered for reporting on drug dealers

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) pays tribute to the work of Royal TV network reporter Abdul Razzak Johra, who was murdered in Mianwali district in Pakistan’s Punjab province on November 3, 2008. Johra’s case is one of the few cases in Pakistan where the murder of a journalist went to court and the accused were sentenced. […]


Protection of journalists: Sindh government urged to set up commission

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KARACHI: Speakers at a seminar on Wednesday urged the Sindh Government to establish a Commission to ensure protection of journalists under the ‘Sindh protection of journalists and other media practitioners Act 2021’. The seminar was jointly organized by Karachi Press Club (KPC) in collaboration with the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and Karachi Union of Journalists […]


Website launched to highlight violence against media

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KARACHI: The team of Editors for Safety (EFS) in collaboration with the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) launched the Pakistan Journalists Memorial website on the eve of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, which is marked on Nov 2, at the Karachi Press Club on Monday. EFS is a collective forum of […]