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PPF condemns brutal attack on Ukrainian investigative journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine has expressed concern over the physical assault on investigative journalist and video blogger, Vadym Komarov. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned this brutal attack on Komarov and urged the Ukrainian authorities to immediately investigate the matter and […]


CPNE concerned at ban on govt ads to Dawn group

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) on Thursday expressed grave concern over a ban imposed by the federal government on advertisement to the Dawn Media Group, calling it a move against freedom of expression. In a statement, CPNE president Arif Nizami, senior vice president Imtinan Shahid and secretary general Jabbar Khattak said the […]


Pakistan government bans official advertisements to the Dawn Media Group

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Two of Pakistan’s main media associations strongly condemned the government for imposing a ban on official advertisements to the Dawn Media Group including newspaper and television channel The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) termed the use of government advertising as a tactic to force the media to act as per their dictation which is tantamount […]


RIUJ to continue struggle for rights of media workers

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ISLAMABAD: The newly elected body of the Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (Afzal Butt group), at its first meeting, has decided to continue the protest campaign for the rights of media workers and freedom of press. The meeting criticised the information ministry for not resolving the issues of the employees of the state-owned news agency […]


Climate of impunity

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SEVENTY-TWO dead, including 48 deliberately singled out and murdered and 24 killed in the line of duty — these are the journalists who have lost their lives in Pakistan since 2002. They were among the bravest of the community: many of them took on some of the most powerful in the land, exposing corruption in […]


Free press matters

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Here are ten key reasons why= press freedom remains crucial: first, questioning power: a truly free and independent press is a fundamental tool for holding those in and with power to account. When journalism aligns itself too closely with, or is co-opted by, any of these agents of power, citizens suffer. And, make no mistake […]


Press Freedom Day 2019

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In Pakistan, the state of press freedom can be gauged from Hamid Mir’s question to the ISPR director-general that media should be allowed to interview the PTM and seek answers from them about the allegations levelled against them by the milt-establishment. Hamid Mir was not allowed to interview PTM leaders. It can also be ascertained […]


Sahafi Summit commemorates World Press Freedom

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The first-ever two-day Sahafi Summit was held in Karachi to discuss at length fast emerging challenges to journalism in Pakistan, including threats to independent news media from digital disinformation and financial cuts. Co-organised by Digital Journalists of Pakistan and Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Centre for Excellence in Journalism’s (CEJ) Media Matters for Democracy in […]


Journalists under attack from both state, non-state actors: Bilawal

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KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said on Friday that the country was under an undeclared censorship of the freedom of expression where journalists were under attack from both state and non-state actors. He vowed to resist any move from the government to set up a “super regulatory body” for overall media in […]


World Press Freedom Day: Female journalists in Pakistan continue to fight for their rights

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ISLAMABAD: “I remember, they were six or seven people and all were intimidating me. Despite being well-trained in managing media affairs, I was surprised by the way they treated me. Their attitude was not different from a group of furious and ignorant people,” Saba Jabeer, an Islamabad-based health reporter, recalls her encounter with agency officials at […]


Pakistan struggles at 142nd rank on World Press Freedom Index

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The journalists in Pakistan continue to face multiple challenges as the world observes the Freedom of Press Day. Pakistan has been ranked 142nd in position at the 2019 World Press Freedom Index, according to Reporters Without Borders. The WPF index demonstrates a dangerous situation in Pakistan, where 48 journalists have been killed in targeted attacks […]


PM cautions media men of fake news perils

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ISLAMABAD  –    On the Press Freedom Day, Prime Minister Imran Khan chose to remind journalists of the perils of fake news and stopped short of expressing support and solidarity with the country’s press that is passing through its difficult times of the history. On Friday morning when May 3 was being marked as the World Press Freedom […]


Senate reiterates commitment to freedom of press

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ISLAMABAD  –    On the World Press Freedom Day, the Senate Friday passed a unanimous resolution reiterating that access to transparent and reliable information is the cornerstone for building fair and impartial institutions, holding leaders accountable and speaking truth to power. The house through resolution jointly drafted by treasury and opposition benches recognised the fundamental human […]


48 journalists murdered since 2002: report

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ISLAMABAD: As people across the globe observe World Press Freedom Day, an investigative report by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has revealed that 48 journalists were deliberately targeted and murdered for their reports from 2002 to till date. According to the report, the PPF has investigated over 200 cases of murdered media workers and it determined that […]