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Veteran Hussain Naqi warns against gagging press, public voice

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Veteran journalist and human rights activist – Hussain Naqi on Monday warned that gagging of press would rather hurt the country’s integrity. “The 1971-like situation may strike the society if the public voice is suppressed,” veteran Naqi said, speaking at a function held in his honour by Karachi Press Club. Trade unionists, labour leaders, journalists […]

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PPF condemns death threats to journalists in Paraná, Argentina

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina has expressed concern over the death threats to the journalists and media workers of Paraná, city in Argentina. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, condemned the threats made against journalists and media professionals and called on the authorities to […]

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Media matters

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Pakistani media houses are facing a serious financial crunch, leading to downsizing and layoffs. The issue gained prominence after the induction of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)-led federal government, which stopped releasing pending government advertisement to private media. It warned of a worse situation in the days to come, urging the media houses to rethink their […]

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Media facing extreme suffocation: CPNE

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has expressed deep concern over the condition of freedom of the press in the country, saying the media is undergoing a phase of extreme suffocation and unnecessary restrictions. The CPNE through a resolution passed at a meeting of its standing committee headed by council president Arif Nizami […]

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PPF concerned over continued attacks on journalists in Nicaragua

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua has expressed concern over the continued attacks on the journalists and media personnel’s in Nicaragua. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, condemned such acts of violence against media and called on the Nicaraguan authorities to immediately release Luis Sanchez […]

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CPNE passes resolution to ‘protect’ freedom of press

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The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has expressed deep concern over the prevailing condition of freedom of press in Pakistan, saying the media is undergoing a phase of extreme congestion and unnecessary restrictions. According to a resolution passed in a standing committee’s meeting headed by CPNE President Arif Nizami, despite non-implementation of the notorious censorship, […]

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PPF condemns closure of Radio Iriba FM in Bukavu, Congo

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Bruno Tshibala, Prime Minister of Democratic Republic of the Congo has expressed concern over the closure of Radio Iriba FM, station in Bukavu, city in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, condemned the closure of radio station and […]

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Banned literature case: ATC grants journalist Nasarullah Khan bail

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An antiterrorism court (ATC) on Wednesday accepted the bail of journalist Nasarullah Khan Chaudhry who has been in police custody for allegedly possessing banned literature. According to the Counter-terrorism Department (CTD), it arrested Chaudhry, a journalist associated with Urdu-language daily Nai Baat, in Karachi’s Garden area on Nov 11. The agency alleged that the journalist was […]

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PPF concerned over assault on journalist in Colombo, Srilanka

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka has expressed concern over the assault on a journalist in Colombo. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has called on the Srilankan authorities to immediately investigate the incident and hold those responsible for attacking a journalist. PPF […]

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PPF condemns threats against reporter in Brazil

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Michel Temer, President of Brazil has expressed concern over threats to reporter of Roma News Portal. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has called on the Brazilian authorities to immediately investigate the matter and hold the officers involved in threatening a journalist. According to […]

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PPF condemns Russia’s ban on entry of journalist in the country

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Russia has expressed concern over the ban on the entry of Ukrainian freelance journalist Alyona Savchuk to Crimea and Russia. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has called on the Russian authorities and security services to immediately lift ban […]

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PFUJ forms NAC to fight for workers’ rights

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Three factions of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Monday constituted a National Action Committee to fight for the media workers’ rights, including delay in salaries, retrenchment and freedom of the press. “We will not allow the government and media owners to target the workers,” said the representatives of all the three factions […]

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Human rights through Cinematography Film Festival

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Islamabad: Dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the opening ceremony of the 4th edition of Human Rights through Cinematography Film Festival was held at Pakistan National Council of Arts, (PNCA) on Sunday. Running from November 25th to December 10th, the film festival is led by the European Union (EU) and […]

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PPF condemned the cancellation of RFI correspondent’s accreditation

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Alpha Condé, President of Guinea has expressed concern over the cancellation of the accreditation of Mouctar Bah, correspondent of Radio France Internationale (RFI). PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, condemned the decision of regulatory body and considered it an attack on media freedom. PPF […]

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