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Pakistan Press Foundation expresses grave concern over suppression of media in Indian held Jammu and Kashmir

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), an independent non-governmental organization committed to promoting and defending freedom of expression has expressed grave concern over the communications blackout in Indian held Kashmir with arrest of journalists and by cutting off access to internet access, cable and television channels. In a letter addressed to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, PPF […]

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Ghani hints at issuing health cards to journalists

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KARACHI: The newly-appointed provincial minister for Information & Archives and Labour, Saeed Ghani presided over on Wednesday his first meeting of the Information & Archives Department. Information secretary Imran Atta Soomro briefed Ghani about the functions of the department’s various directorates. Addressing the meeting, the minister said that he wanted to facilitate the print and […]

Freedom of Expression, Front Page, Governance, Media and Governance


Silencing expression

Pakistan Press Foundation

PRESS freedom was a fundamental pillar of modern civilisation. Nearly all countries, save the communist bloc and dictatorial regimes, ensured special protection for the media in their constitutions. There used to be a competition of sorts to highlight media freedoms in developing countries to gain respectability in the international fora. Jailing a newsperson was rare […]

Freedom of Expression, Media Safety


Coverage Without Cover

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“A few days before his death, I asked my brother why don’t you leave this risky and low-paid profession and go back to Korea to make your children’s future bright,” Nawab Gul recalls his last exchange with his deceased brother Javed Khan. “I was worried about growing attacks on journalists in the country. But he […]

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PPF condemns attack on Teletica TV channel

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of Costa Rica has expressed concern over the attack on the Teletica TV channel in Costa Rica. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the attack on station and urged the concerned authorities to immediately investigate the matter and […]

Broadcasting, Freedom of Expression, Media Safety, Protest Letters by PPF, Television


PPF condemns the online harassment of German journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany has expressed concern over the threats and online harassment to the German journalist Georg Restle. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the threats and harassment to the journalist for sharing his views and urged the authorities to […]

Freedom of Expression, Media Safety, Protest Letters by PPF


Reporters Without Borders blasts Imran’s remarks on press freedom

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ISLAMABAD: The global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Wednesday criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan for rejecting the very question of media curbs in the country. During a recent visit to the United States, PM Khan had said that talking about curbs on press freedom in Pakistan was a “joke”. “It is clear that […]

Broadcasting, Freedom of Expression, Media and Governance, Media Safety


CPNE to resist censorship, announces campaign for free press

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LAHORE: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has rejected the proposal of media courts and vowed to resist all sorts of censorship and pressures being exerted on the media. This was decided in a meeting held here on Wednesday presided over by CPNE President Arif Nizami. The meeting was attended by Secretary-General Dr Jabbar Khattak, […]

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IHC moved against media censorship

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ISLAMABAD: A petition has been filed in the Islamabad High Court against what it described as media censorship and taking off air private television channels giving time to opposition politicians. Advocate Mir Aurangzeb cited in his petition the information and broadcasting secretary and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) as respondents. The petition said: […]

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‘Setting up media courts is an attack on media’

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LAHORE: A Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker termed the government’s suggestion of setting up media courts as an “attack on the media itself”. Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Hina Pervez Butt strongly condemned the government’s suggestion in a resolution submitted at the Punjab Assembly secretariat. The MPA contended that the government’s act of censorship is tantamount […]

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Diary of a Sceptic wins praise for looking at history thru journalist’s eyes

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KARACHI: “The book tells you about the situation in the newsroom, the pressures, the censorship and the compromises made during reporting of events like the general election,” said Kamal Siddiqi, a former journalist and director of Centre for Excellence in Journalism at IBA, while speaking at the launch of senior journalist Nizamuddin Siddiqui’s book, Election […]

Freedom of Expression, Media Ethics, Print Media


Ahsan slams govt for media censorship

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Lahore: PML-N Secretary General Ahsan Iqbal has expressed gratitude to the masses for making the Black Day successful by participating in rallies in large numbers. People’s participation despite police crackdown proved that they have rejected the government that came into power through stealing the mandate, he said while addressing a press conference at the PML-N […]

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Government to set up media courts in the country

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The Government of Pakistan on July 24 proposed to establish media courts to resolve issues related to the media industry and ensure timely justice to the victims of media, besides introducing a new advertising policy and issuing licenses to 58 new TV channels. Firdous Ashiq Awan, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information […]

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GFMD DELIVER AN ORAL STATEMENT AT THE UN HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT

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On July 19th at the 2019 UN High-Level Segment held at the United Nations HQ, GFMD, represented by Owais Aslam, Secretary General of Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and member of the GFMD Steering Committee, delivered an oral statement. In this statement, our network called for the strengthening of pluralistic and independent media and journalism on the road […]

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