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Telecasts of television channels disrupted in many parts of the country

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The transmission of Pakistani TV channel, Channel 24 and its sister channels, including City 42, City 41 Faisalabad and Rohi City News has been taken off air in many parts of Pakistan. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) ordered the cable operators to take channel off air after the journalist Najam Sethi in his […]


NP never compromised on freedom of press: Malik

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QUETTA  : Former Balochistan chief minister and President National Party (NP) Dr Malik Baloch said on Thursday supremacy of parliament, judiciary and independent press could get the country out of its current turmoil. He shared these views on Thursday while meeting the newly elected body of Quetta Press Club and shared felicitations with the new members. […]


Online freedoms

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SOCIAL media networks have proved to be excellent habitats for the culture of fake news, online hate speech and cyberbullying. There is a global call for state regulation of social media networks to combat these ills. In legal terms, the identified methods of state regulation of free speech can be classified under two models: prior […]


PPF condemns killing of Mexican sports reporter

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico has expressed deep concern over the killing of Mexican sports reporter Omar Iván Camacho Mascareño. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has strongly denounced the killing of journalist and urged the authorities to immediately investigate the matter […]


PPF condemns arrest of Radio Globo director

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Juan Orlando Hernandez, President of Honduras has expressed deep concern over the raid on the station of Radio Globo and arrest of journalist David Romero, director of the station. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has denounced the raid on station and arrest of its director and […]


Cyber Crimes Wing of investigative agency launches inquiry against prominent Pakistani journalists

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The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA’s), Cyber Crime Wing has initiated investigation against five prominent Pakistani journalists, an activist and four groups for ‘executing a targetted social media campaigns’ during the Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman visit to Pakistan in February of this year. The five journalists names included in the FIA’s list are Matiullah […]


Satire offers new ground for silenced Pakistani journalists

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An army boot and a sandal discuss what to do with fallen former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a satirical social media video that highlights the way journalists shut out from the country’s mainstream media are turning to the Internet. The 70-second video, which has been seen more than 58,000 times, is the latest […]


PPF condemns entry ban on Italian journalist in Ukraine

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine has expressed concern over the decision of Ukraine to put entry ban on Italian journalist in the country. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the decision of Ukrainian authorities and called on the government to reverse the entry ban on […]


TV journalist victim of malicious social media campaign

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Gharidah Farooqi, a prominent Pakistani female journalist and TV anchorperson has been the target of malicious online harassment campaign for sharing a post on her Twitter about the Christchurch attack in New Zealand. Farooqi, who hosts political talk-show ‘G for Gharidha’ on Aaj News television channel is facing online harassment since she tweeted a year […]


PPF condemns attack on premises of Serbian national broadcaster RTS in Belgrade

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Aleksandar Vučić, President of Serbia has expressed concern over the attack on the building of Serbian national broadcaster RTS in Belgrade on March 16. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has denounced the incident and urged the concerned authorities to investigate and hold the protestors responsible for […]


پاکستانی صحافیوں کےلیے’صحافیوں کا تحفظ’ کے عنوان سے فیلوشپ پروگرام درخواستوں کی طلبی

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 پاکستان پریس فائونڈیشن (پی پی ایف) فیلوشپ پروگرام کے لئے درخواستیں چاہتا ہے جس کا مقصد صحافیوں کی حفاظت کے معاملات سے متعلق تحقیقی اسٹوریز پر توجہ مرکوز کرنے والے صحافیوں کی مدد کے ذریعے اظہار رائے کی آزادی کا فروغ ہے فیلوشپس میں صلاحیتوں کو بڑھانے کے لیے ورکشاپس ، ایڈیٹوریل اور تکنیکی مدد […]


PPF condemns attack on Radio Télévision Fraternité in Congo

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo has expressed concern over the attack on Radio Télévision Fraternité, a community based station in Mbuji-mayi, a town in the Democratic Republic of Congo on March 16. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the attack on […]


Cameraman beat up by political party supporters

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Shiraz Gardezi, cameraman of Geo News television channel was assaulted by the supporters of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) political party on March 20, 2019 outside the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court in Islamabad, the federal capital of Pakistan. Gardezi, who is also a joint secretary of the National Press Club (NPC), Islamabad, was covering the […]


‘Only provision of fundamental rights can ensure justice’

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Fundamental rights are rights due to community by the state. They are imperative to the development of the individual, the society. They are enshrined in the constitution of a country. Fundamental rights also imply the preservation of property, optimum quality of life, and freedom of speech and of religious practice. These views were expressed by […]