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PPF condemns the attack on Canadian photojournalist Stan Behal

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada has expressed concern over the attack on award-winning photojournalist Stan Behal by a protestor in Toronto. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter commends the Toronto police for launching an investigation into this incident in response to the complaint […]


PPF condemns attack on Brazilian reporter Adenilson Miguel

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Michel Temer, President of Brazil has expressed concern over the attack on Brazilian reporter Adenilson Miguel on August 9. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter condemns this incident and urged authorities to immediately take action against those responsible and ensure the safety of Miguel […]


Jang Group could be banned from court coverage, warns SC

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday warned that Jang/Geo Group could be banned from covering court proceedings “if deliberate misreporting is done in future”. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar clarified that his last statement regarding the formation of a Joint Investigation Team was misreported and the TV channel aired an entire program discussing […]


PPF calls for immediate release of Nigerian Reporter Samuel Ogundipe

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria has expressed concern over the arrest of Premium Times newspaper reporter, Mr. Samuel Ogundipe on August 14. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter condemned this action and urged the Nigerian government to immediately release Samuel Ogundipe. PPF also called […]


JI says steps curtailing press freedom bringing bad name to country

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LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami central Shoora expressed deep concern over the growing curbs on media and stressed that freedom of expression was guaranteed to the people as constitutional right. A resolution adopted by JI central shoora meeting chaired by senator Sirajul Haq said the steps being taken to curtail press freedom were bringing bad name to the […]


PPF concerned over attacks on journalists in Uganda

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda expresses concern over the frequent attacks on journalists covering election campaigns of the Arua Municipality Parliamentary by-elections in Uganda. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government and security officials of Uganda to ensure the safety of journalists in the […]


Imran urged to restore press freedom

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Lahore – An international organisation, dedicated to the promotion and protection of press freedom and the improvement of journalism practices, has expressed the hope that PTI Chairman Imran Khan “will restore media freedom and create an environment where journalists and media organisations are able to function without fear.” In a statement, International Press Institute Executive […]


Media landscape in Pakistan

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Freedom and responsibility go together It is rightly said that press (media) and a nation rise and fall together. The media as a fourth pillar of the state and representing the society is supposed to maintain its pluralistic hue wedded to the cause of defending the social values, human liberties and freedoms that are indispensable […]


PPF condemns attack on Renaissance FM

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Alpha Condé, President of Guinea condemns the attack on the office of Renaissance FM based in Ratoma, a suburb in Conakry. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the authorities and police to thoroughly investigate the incident and ensure the legal action is taken against the culprits […]


Media barred from Al-Azizia hearing

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ISLAMABAD: Members of the media were not allowed on Monday to enter in an accountability court when the jailed ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif was produced before the court from jail to face Al-Azizia reference for the first time since his conviction in the Avenfield Apartments reference. Videos and images of the three-time form PM being […]


PPF condemns attacks on journalists in Nepal

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Khadga Prasad Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal has expressed concern over the physical attacks on journalists in Nepal. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the Nepali government to investigate this incident and take steps to ensure the safety of journalists. According to the International Federation of […]


PPF condemns fine imposed on opposition aligned Raajje TV

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) raised concerns over the fine imposed on opposition aligned broadcaster Raajje TV, on August 8. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter to Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, President of Maldives on August 10, 2018, demands immediate withdrawal of the fine against Raajje TV and urges authorities to stop targeting […]


CPNE media safety and security committee formed

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KARACHI: Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) announces the Media Safety and Security Committee. The Media Safety and Security Committee ‘s purpose and its set responsibilities and format to work and find out unanimous solutions to the security problems being faced by the Editors, media groups and their employees in the present Law and Order […]


PPF expresses concern over detainment of Belarusian journalists

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus expressed over the raid on media outlets and detainment of journalists on Tuesday, August 7, in Minsk. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urges the Belarusian authorities to immediately release the detained journalists and stop harassment of independent media organizations and journalists. […]