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PPF condemns killing of journalist in Afghanistan

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan has expressed concern over the killing of journalist Mohammad Salim Angaar on October 18. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the killing and has called on the authorities to immediately hold accountable those responsible for this brutal act. According to […]


PPF condemns death threat to journalist in Paraguay

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Mario Abdo Benítez, President of Paraguay has expressed concern over the death threats to Noelia Diaz Esquivel, journalist and secretary general of the Sindicato de Periodistas del Paraguay (Paraguayan Journalists Union, SPP). PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has called on the Paraguayan authorities to immediately investigate […]


SHC restrains TV channel from defaming Bahria Town

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The Sindh High Court has restrained Channel 92 and its anchorperson from airing any defamatory programmes and false statements against Bahria Town Chief Executive Officer Malik Riaz, summoning them on November 8, 2018, The Express Tribune has learnt. The Bahria Town CEO and others filed a Suit No 1967 in the SHC against the channel and its […]

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Govt plans new body to regulate media: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday announced a broad outline of the newly proposed Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) to oversee print, electronic and social media. The announcement set alarm bells ringing among stakeholders including journalists who complained that they had not been consulted on the issue and expressed scepticism over the government […]

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Journalists walk out of KP assembly

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Parliamentary journalists of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Thursday staged a token walk-out of the house to register protest against the murder of the Haripur based journalist Sohail Khan. The Haripur based journalist had been shot dead after he submitted a formal application with the concerned police station of his district. The deceased was reportedly receiving […]

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PFUJ to protest against reporter’s murder today

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ISLAMABAD: Condemning the murder of Sohail Khan, a journalist from Haripur in Hazara of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists’ (PFUJ) Afzal Butt group has announced to observe protest today (Thursday) across the country. “We strongly condemn the killing of Sohail Khan and call upon the KP government to immediately arrest the culprits,” […]

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Journalist shot dead

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Muhammad Sohail Khan (30), a reporter working for the daily K2 Times and AVT television channel was shot dead in the Hattar area of Haripur on October 16. Haripur is the main city of the Haripur District in the Hazara region of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Khan was returning after having submitted an application in DPO office about getting threats from local drug dealer Musarat Iqbal, who also happened to be his uncle.  Musarat Iqbal had been arrested as a […]

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PPF condemns attack on cameraman in Zambia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Edgar Lungu, President of Zambia has expressed concern over the attack on Kashete Sinyangwe, cameraman for Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC), on October 12. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned the continued attacks on journalists and media workers in Zambia. PPF also […]

Freedom of Expression, Protest Letters by PPF


Activist released after short detention by FIA

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RAWALPINDI: Activist Gulalai Ismail, wanted by the Swabi police in two separate cases, was detained by officials of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on her return from the UK at the Islamabad International Airport on Friday. She was released later on after being taken to the FIA headquarters and questioned. A senior FIA official said […]

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Media controls in the offing?

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The PTI-led coalition government’s proposed draft of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority law reads more like a complete negation of the ruling party’s pledges made in its election manifesto with regard to the media freedom. The objectives of the proposed authority appear to be media control rather than media regulation. More likely those who prepared […]

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PPF condemns closure of two radio stations in Mongala

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Bruno Tshibala, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has expressed concern over the closure of two radio stations in Mongala on October 9. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned this act, declaring it an attack of media freedom. PPF also urged the […]

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No restriction on media: FO

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ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office spokesman has said the government gives utmost importance to freedom of expression. In a statement, the FO spokesman said over a hundred electronic and print media outlets are functional in the country and there is no restriction on the media. He said the government is committed to protect rights of citizens […]

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PPF seeks justice for Bulgarian journalist Victoria Marinova

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Rumen Radev, President of Bulgaria has expressed deep concern over the horrific murder of Victoria Marinova, journalist of local TV channel TVN. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has called on the Bulgarian authorities to immediately identify and hold those responsible for this brutal […]

Freedom of Expression, Protest Letters by PPF


Journalists, media workers hold rallies against downsizing, curbs

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ISLAMABAD: Journalists and media workers held rallies across the country on Tuesday in protest against downsizing, stopping of advertisements and measures aimed at curbing newspapers circulation and TV channels’ transmission in certain areas. The protest rallies were held on the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ-Afzal Butt group). In Islamabad, journalists and media […]

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