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PPF condemns violence against journalists and media in Gaza Strip

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Mahmoud Abbas, President of State of Palestine and Palestinian National Authority has expressed concern over the attacks and detention of journalists, human rights activists and citizens for taking part in peaceful rallies on the current situation in the Strip. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has strongly […]


PPF condemns the brutal murder of Honduran journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Juan Orlando Hernandez, President of Honduras has expressed deep concern over the murder of Honduran journalist, Leonardo Gabriel Hernández. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has strongly denounced the brutal murder of Hernández and urged the government and concerned authorities of Honduras to thoroughly investigate and hold […]


PPF condemned entry ban on Austrian 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 Austrian journalist, Christian Wehrschütz, in the country. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, condemned the decision of Ukrainian authorities and called on the government to immediately reverse the entry […]


New broad-based media association formed

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An announcement has been made regarding the establishment of a broad-based and comprehensive organisation named the Pakistan News Media Association (PNMA). Zia Shahid has been appointed the chairman of the organising committee for the new entity. As per the plan, the committee has been tasked with framing a constitution for the PNMA as well as […]


PML-N questions logic behind establishing PMRA

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakis­tan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has questioned the logic behind establishing the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA). During a meeting of the National Assembly Stan­ding Committee on Infor­mation, Broadcasting, Nat­io­nal Heritage and Literary Heritage on Tuesday, Mar­riyum Aurangzeb of the PML-N asked the reasons for setting up the new authority. She claimed that the […]


PPF condemns arrest and isolation of journalist in Venezuela

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Juan Guaidó, Acting President of Venezuela has expressed concern over the arrest of journalist Luis Carlos Díaz. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, has urged the government of Venezuela and concerned authorities to stop targeting working journalists in the country and provide safety and security to the […]


PPF condemns assault and detention of journalist in Malawi

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Peter Mutharika, President of Malawi has expressed concern over the assault and detention of journalist, John Paul Kayuni. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, has denounced the vicious attack and detention of journalist in the line of duty and urged the authorities to drop all charges against […]


Speedy progress towards new media regulator irks CPNE

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Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) President Arif Nizami, Senior Vice President Imtinan Shahid and Secretary General Dr. Jabbar Khattak have expressed their grave concern over the speedy headway being made towards passage of legislation for the formation of the controversial Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) in the name of regulating the media. They recalled […]


NA panel to be briefed on proposed media regulator tomorrow

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ISLAMABAD: The recently formed National Assembly Standing Com­mittee on Information and Broadcasting in its first formal meeting on Tuesday (tomorrow) will receive a briefing on the government’s move to set up the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) — a new body to monitor and regulate all the media in the country. Besides this, the committee […]


PPF condemns the attack on Joy FM Radio in Monrovia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to George Weah, President of Liberia has expressed concern over the attack on Joy FM Radio in Monrovia on March 5. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, has denounced the attack on Joy FM radio station and urged the concerned Liberian authorities to thoroughly investigate the matter and […]


Branding media persons as PPP agents condemnable

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KARACHI  –   Slamming roughing up of media men in Tharparkar, Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Information, Law and Anti-Corruption Barrister Murtaza Wahab strongly condemned the incident and branding independent media persons as PPP agents. He said that PTI had forgotten the fact that media is the fourth pillar of the state. Talking to media persons at media corner […]


PPF condemns imprisonment of Nigerian journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria has expressed concern over the imprisonment of Nigerian journalist, Obinna Don Norman. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has called on the Nigerian authorities to immediately release Norman and drop all charges against him. PPF also urged to review […]


Right of freedom of speech not absolute: SC

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ISLAMABAD-  The Supreme Court has observed that the right of freedom of speech and expression guaranteed under Article 19 of the Constitution is not absolute. The top court has further observed that the said right cannot be stretched to cover a speech, comment or publication which may tend to influence, impede, embarrass or obstruct the […]


SC endorses Pemra’s 2016 restriction on Indian content

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed Pemra’s (Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority) 2016 decision of restricting electronic media in Pakistan from broadcasting Indian content. A three-judge SC bench consisting of Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan granted leave to an appeal moved by Pemra and suspended the July 18, 2017 order of the […]