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PPF welcomes the decision of MJU’s judge to imprison perpetrators of journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Lenín Moreno, President of Ecuador has welcomed the decision of Multicomponent Judicial Unit’s (MJU) judge to imprison the attackers of journalist Alex Javier Guevara Cruz. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter welcomed the decision of judge to hold those responsible for assaulting journalist in […]


Hussain Naqi praised for bold journalism

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HYDERABAD: Senior journalists described veteran newsman Hussain Naqi as the name of resistance and a rebel at a reception in his honour held at the local press club here on Monday. Veteran journalist Abdul Aziz Malik said Hussain Naqi always fought for rights and the truth though he had to face a tough time. He […]

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PFUJ deplores raid on journalist’s house in Karachi

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned the Sindh government for conducting a raid on the house of journalist Shabbar Aazmi. “The police raid on the house of bedridden Shabbar Aazmi, who suffered a paralysis attack a few months ago and is wheelchair-bound, is not only highly condemnable but also a shameless […]

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Journalists in tribal districts continue to face threats

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PESHAWAR: The hall echoed with applause of anxious parents while distinguished students were getting photographed on the stage with the chief guest giving away prizes. Students with distinguished positions would wave their hands to the parents from the stage and get appreciation in thundering applause. Then a girl’s name is announced, a woman at back row […]

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The Nation chief reporter released after detention

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KARACHI – Security personnel in plain clothes on Sunday arrested The Nation Chief Reporter Mansoor Khan when he was covering the rally of the MQM-London chapter and kept him in brief detention at an undisclosed location. He was later released after security high-ups intervened into the matter. According to details, Mansoor Khan was covering the […]

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Creative minds asked to fight for freedom of expression

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KARACHI: “I don’t know if you have noticed, but perhaps your parents or grandparents have, that there are strange things happening all around us,” said Prof Salima Hashmi while delivering the keynote address on the occasion of the 25th convocation of the Indus Valley School (IVS) of Art and Architecture here on Saturday, where some […]

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PPF concerned over arrest of blogger under Sedition Act

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Mahathir Bin Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia has expressed concern over the arrest of blogger Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris on November 29. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has called on the authorities to immediately release the blogger without any charges. According to […]

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Human rights priorities

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ON Monday, when the nations of the world celebrate the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Pakistan government too will be expected to not only count what has been done to guarantee the people’s human rights, but also to reflect on what remains to be done. The first […]

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PPF express concern over the killing and abduction of media workers

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan has expressed concern over the killing of a driver of private owned Enikas radio television network and abduction of its owner in eastern Afghanistan. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has called on the authorities to thoroughly investigate the […]

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TV journalist’s murder sparks protests

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PESHAWAR – Journalists on Tuesday carried out a rally outside Mardan Press Club against the killing of a media person in Peshawar, as journalists in other parts of the province also staged rallies and protests against the incident. The protest rally was led by Lutfullah, president Mardan Press Club, Arif Khan, vice president, Riaz Mayar, […]

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PPF condemns physical attack on journalist in Mali

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga, Prime Minister of Mali has expressed concern over the physical assault on a journalist in Mali. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, condemned this brutal attack on a journalist for simply informing public about the performance of Commission. PPF urged the […]

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APNS terms ad policy draft against freedom of expression

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ISLAMABAD: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) termed the draft of advertisement policy of the government as against the freedom of expression and tantamount to controlling and limiting the media freedom by killing small news outlets financially. It also said the new draft is aimed at subduing the freedom of expression to the government through […]

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Journalist shot dead, another injured in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: A journalist was gunned down with his colleague sustaining serious injuries after being targeted by unidentified assailants in Peshawar on Monday. The victims, identified as Noorul Hasan and Sabir, worked for a private television channel in Nowshera. The duo was travelling on the busy Ring Road when they were intercepted by armed men and fired upon. […]

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PPF condemns threats to journalist in Ecuador

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Lenín Moreno, President of Ecuador has expressed concern over the threats to the journalist Fernando Villavicencio. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has called on the government of Ecuador and security forces to take immediate action against such threats and provide security to the […]

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