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Aimal Wali says curbs on media unacceptable

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Peshawar: Awami National Party (ANP) provincial president Aimal Wali Khan has said that the censorship on the media is a violation of the Constitution and his party will resist it. Through a statement issued here on Monday, he said the censorship on television and newspapers was a violation of Article 19 of the constitution.He said […]


PPF condemns the internet shutdown in Liberia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to George Weah, President of Liberia has expressed concern over the internet shutdown in Liberia following the protests in Monrovia on June 7, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the internet disruption in Liberia and termed it an attack of freedom of […]


Plea for PTM coverage ban: Freedom of expression not unlimited, says IHC

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) once again on Monday sought a reply from the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) chief Manzoor Pashteen, Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir MNAs for maligning the state institutions. Justice Aamir Farooq resumed the hearing of the petition seeking ban on the media coverage of the PTM. The court issued notices […]


PPF condemns murder of Brazilian journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil has expressed deep concern over the murder of Robson Giorno, founder of the news website Jornal O Maricá. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the brutal murder of a journalist and called on the Brazilian authorities to […]


PPF condemns death threats to two Congolese journalists

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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 death threats to the two journalists of Democratic Republic of Congo. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned these death threats to the journalists and urged the concerned authorities […]


Pakistan’s media regulator issues notices to TV channels for violating its decision

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on June 1, 2019 issued show cause notices to 14 TV channels for violating its advice to avoid commenting on reference filed against the Supreme Court and High Court judges with the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC). On May 31, PEMRA, the regulator of television and radio stations in Pakistan,  […]


Journalist arrested for interviewing leader of ethnic rights movement released

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Gohar Wazir, a reporter of Khyber News television channel who arrested for interviewing Mohsin Dawar, leader of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) a ethnic movement for Pashtun human rights was released on May 29. On May 26, ten PTM activists were killed while 15 others, including five soldiers sustained injuries in the crossfire in the Boyya […]


22 PTM workers detained in Bannu

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BANNU/WANA: At least 22 workers of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) were detained in different parts of Bannu on Monday night and sent to the Haripur central jail on Tuesday. Bannu Deputy Commissioner Attaur Rehman said that detentions had been made under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) ordinance. A reporter of […]


PPF condemns attacks on journalists in Indonesia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia has expressed concern over the attacks on journalists after unrest erupted during a protest against the election results of Indonesia. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has denounced the attack on journalists working in the line of duty and […]


PPF condemns murder of Mexican journalist

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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 Francisco Romero, a Mexican journalist and the editor of the online media Ocurrió Aquí. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the brutal murder of journalist and called […]


Local court dismisses case of cyber terrorism against Pakistani journalist due to lack of evidence

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Citing lack of evidence, the Session Court in Karachi has dismissed the case of cyber terrorism against journalist Shahzeb Jilani who was charged defamatory remarks against security and law enforcement agencies of Pakistan. During the hearing on May 18, the court has declared that the First Information Report (FIR) against Jilani is non maintainable and […]


Media houses attack case adjourned till June 13

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Karachi : An anti-terrorism court judge on Saturday expressed resentment over absence of lawyers from the hearing of two cases against the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leaders. The cases are related to attacks on media houses on August 22, 2016 after hate speech by the MQM founder. Farooq Sattar and other accused appeared in the anti-terrorism […]


‘Govt not to table PMRA bill without CPNE input’

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Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has assured the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) that the bill for the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) will not be presented in the assembly without consulting the CPNE. Dr Awan said this on Friday during a meeting with the CPNE President Arif […]


PFUJ slams govt for imposing ban on ads for Dawn

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ISLAMABAD: The Paki­stan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned the government’s decision to impose a ban on advertisements to the Dawn Media Group and termed it a move against media freedom. Afzal Butt, who heads his own faction of the PFUJ, and Ayub Jan Sarhandi, its secretary general, said in a statement on Friday […]