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PPF concerned over attack on UNE TV journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Juan Orlando Hernandez, President of Honduras has expressed concern over the attack on journalist Mauricio Rivera of UNE TV on November 21. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has urged the authorities to thoroughly investigate this matter and hold those officers responsible for attacking journalist Mauricio Rivera. […]


Bleak era for media

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There is little doubt that the media in Pakistan is besieged today as it is getting battered by different elements that range from the authorities to the economy. Supreme Court Justice Faez Isa is not known to mince his words on transgressions of the rule of law and the Constitution. He remarked during a hearing on Thursday […]

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Colombian government orders investigation for attacks on RCN Radio

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In response to letter by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), the Colombian government has ordered the authorities to immediately investigate attacks on RCN Radio station in the country’s capital city of Bogotá. The adviser to the President, Yenevieve Cuervo Mateus has directed the Attorney General Dr. Luis Gonzalez Leon and managing director of National Protection Unit, […]

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Govt to establish new watchdog to regulate TV, print, social media

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said the government while disbanding Pemra has decided to establish Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority, which will simultaneously regulate electronic and print media as well as social media. “In Pakistan, media enjoys freedom and is effective too as it can be compared with that of any developed […]

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PPF condemns charges against journalists and closure of Unity FM radio in Northern Uganda

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda has expressed concern over the arrest and charges against six Unity FM journalists in Lira and closure of radio station since November 17. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the unjustifiable arrest and charges against radio journalists and shutting […]

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PPF condemns Liberia’s House of Representatives decision to summon journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to George Weah, President of Liberia has expressed concern over the decision of the House of Representatives to summon journalist Philibert Browne. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali denounced the decision of House and called on the Liberian authorities to stop targeting journalists for doing their job and disclosing […]

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Journalists show solidarity with Hussain Naqi

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ISLAMABAD: National Press Club (NPC) was live with sentiments of love and respect for pride of journalism in Pakistan, Hussain Naqi. Senior and junior mediapersons clapped, embraced and adored him with shower of rose petals on his arrival. Naqi was the chief guest at the NPC in the reception organised by the Club as well […]

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LHC adjourns treason case as petitioner’s lawyer skips hearing again

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LAHORE: A Lahore High Court full bench adjourned the hearing of a petition seeking treason proceedings against two former prime ministers — Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi — and Cyril Almeida, a Dawn staffer, as counsel for the petitioner remained absent for the second consecutive hearing. As soon as the bench, headed by Justice […]

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Charge-sheet filed against journalist Nasrullah in ATC

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KARACHI: The Counter Terrorism Department has filed a charge-sheet with the administrative judge of antiterrorism courts on Monday against a journalist accusing him of fanning religious disharmony. According to the CTD, it arrested Nasrullah Khan Chaudhry, a journalist associated with Urdu-language daily Nai Baat, in Karachi’s Garden area on Nov 11. The agency alleged that […]

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Govt believes in freedom of expression: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday said the present democratic government fully believed in the fundamental right of freedom of expression. The minister was talking to a delegation of journalists belonging to Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Kashmir and Hazara. He said freedom of media and democracy were intertwined and were indispensable for each […]

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PPF concerned over misogynistic comments against journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina has expressed concern over the misogynistic comments against journalist Norma Devechi. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali denounced this act and urged the authorities to thoroughly investigate this incident and hold those responsible for sexually assaulting journalist, Norma Devechi. PPF also urged […]

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Sub judice or not

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When journalists in this country portray certain politicians as the embodiment of corruption, they are not expecting to be hauled up by the Supreme Court. Yet that is exactly what happened in the aftermath of a political talk show hosted by Arshad Sharif, aired on ARY News on August 28, 2018. In the show, Sharif, […]

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PPF concerned over harassment of Philippine news website Rappler

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Rodrigo Duterte, President of Philippines has expressed concern over the charges of tax evasion against the news website Rappler, its founder and journalist Maria Ressa. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has called on the authorities in Philippine to end its campaign of judicial harassment, targeting a […]

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No killer of journalists punished in last five years: report

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ISLAMABAD: As many as 26 journalists have been murdered in the country during the last five years and none of the killers have been punished, said a report launched on Friday. The report, formulated by ‘Freedomnetwork’, was set to be launched on November 2 — the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists […]

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