Freedom of Expression | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) - Part 2
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PEMRA issues instructions to TV channels for reporting on Pak-Iran conflict

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In a directive issued on Thursday afternoon, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) directed all its licensees operating under the ‘news and current affairs’ and ‘regional language’ to exercise utmost care while reporting on the issue. It also directed the media organizations to avoid “telecasting/breaking any unsubstantiated news” on the recent developments between Pakistan […]


Journalist Aziz Memon’s ‘killer arrested’ in Khairpur

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KHAIRPUR: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested the killer of journalist Aziz Memon from Sindh’s Khairpur district, ARY News reported. According to the senior superintendent of police (SSP) Khairpur, the prime suspect, Ameer Hassan, was arrested from the Khairpur Link Road after a ‘shootout’ The police official said Ameer Hassan was planning a robbery […]


IHC seeks report on FIRs against journalists

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday sought a report from the government regarding the cases registered against the late journalist Arshad Sharif, Sami Abraham, and Moeed Pirzada. He also demanded an explanation for the registration of multiple FIRs against them for a single event. Justice Kayani was hearing […]


PPF concerned by repeated disruptions in access to social media; calls it a dangerous tool to repress access to information and free speech

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned by the repeated disruptions in access to social media platforms in Pakistan. The recurrent disruptions in access to the internet, particularly social media platforms, is a dangerous tool being used to repress access to information and free speech. A worrying precedent for the control and restriction of free speech […]


Pakistani journalists continue to pay high price for free speech as 2023 marks another tough year

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The year 2023 was not an easy one for journalists in Pakistan. The increasing number of attacks on members of the press fast eroded whatever semblance of free speech was left in the country. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) ranked Pakistan as one of the world’s deadliest countries for journalists owing to its high rate of […]


Sindh Governor takes notice of ‘torture’ over journalists at NICVD

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KARACHI-Sindh Governor on Wednesday sought a report from the Health Secretary regarding the hospital management’s ill-treatment with the journalists at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) Hospital in Karachi. According to the details, Governor Sindh – Kamran Tessori – took notice of the NICVD management’s ill-treatment with the journalist and sought a report of […]


Police raid on the hospital: CM removes CIA DIG Malik Liaquat for torturing journalists

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LAHORE (Dunya News) – Taking notice of alleged police highhandedness, Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi removed CIA DIG Malik Liaquat from his post and ordered the registration of a case against those involved in vandalizing in Doctors’ Hospital and torturing journalists. The S&GAD on Monday issued a notification of Malik Liaqat’s removal. He has […]


House of Dawn correspondent raided for reports on PTI leaders

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SARGODHA: Mianwali police broke into the house of Dawn correspondent, Khursheed Anwar Khan, on Thursday night for no reason and harassed the family. About a dozen policemen cordoned off the house while women police searched the house without producing any warrants and harassed his wife. The police, this correspondent was told, are not happy with […]


APNS condemns attack at residence of Daily Ausaf’s Chief Editor Raja Mehtab Khan

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ISLAMABAD – All Pakistan Newspapers Society strongly denounced attack at residence of the Chief Editor of Daily Ausaf and Chairman, ABN Group, Raja Mehtab Khan, calling it an attack on the freedom of press. APNS Secretary General Sarmad Ali said a contingent of law enforcers barged into the residence of Raja Mehtab Khan, roughed up […]


Media bodies slam curbs on journalists

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KARACHI: Media organisations on Thursday expressed grave concern over the curbs on media and said the journalist fraternity would make every possible struggle for freedom of expression and people’s right to information. In a joint statement, the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists and Association of Electronic Media Editors and News […]


Haripur journalist demands action against officials

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HARIPUR: A local journalist formally requested the district police officer here on Thursday for ordering the registration of a criminal case against officials of the Halal Food Authority for allegedly attempting to beat him up. He also accused those officials of stopping him from gathering information for a news report. The DPO marked the complaint […]


PIC imposes fine on PESCO CEO for not sharing information with citizen

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 20 (APP): The Pakistan Information Commission (PIC) has imposed a fine equivalent to the salary of 15 days on the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) for not providing information to a citizen under the Right of Access to Information Act, 2017. The citizen, Wasim Mehsud, had filed an […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the disruption in access to social media in Pakistan

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the recent disruptions to access to social media platforms in Pakistan.  While it is not possible to ascertain if this was the cause of the disruption, the disruption in services experienced on December 17 occurred at a time when the Pakistan Tehreek i Insaf party was hosting a virtual rally. […]


Journalists In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Navigate Threats: Legal Battles, Attacks, And Unfinished Protections

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Malik Ismail has been employed with a private Pashto language TV channel in Peshawar for the past six years, encountering numerous legal challenges due to his reporting. On November 24, 2018, he reported on corruption in recruiting lecturers at the University of Mardan, prompting the governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to take notice. Subsequently, a case […]