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Press freedom under serious threat from govts worldwide: IPI

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KARACHI: Governments are increasingly clamping down on press freedom as new laws are being enacted to curtail media independence around the world, while 55 journalists were killed since May last year, according to the International Press Institute (IPI). In a press statement issued on Wednesday, Barbara Trionfi, executive director of the Vienna-based IPI — a […]


Murder of Journalists: Blood money lets culprits go scot-free

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Blood money is considered a stumbling block in the way of bringing to justice the culprits of slain journalists in Sindh southern province of Pakistan. The murder of Amir Bux Brohi and Shahid Hussain Soomro were wound up after out of court settlements were agreed upon blood money between the families of deceased journalists and […]


World Press Freedom Day and Pakistan

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Three days ahead of the World Press Freedom Day, 2109, a reporter has been as killed in Dera Ismail Khan’s Parowa area. Malik Amanullah Khan, who had been the chairman of the Parowa Press Club, was a target in a drive-by shooting near Landa Sharif Adda on Multan-Dera Road. He died at the scene of […]


Journalist Shahzeb Jillani’s pre-arrest bail confirmed by district court

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A district court in Karachi on Tuesday confirmed the interim pre-arrest bail of journalist Shahzeb Jillani in a case pertaining to alleged cyber terrorism, hate speech and defamatory remarks about state institutions. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had booked Jillani in a case registered under Sections 500 (defamation), 109 (abetment) and 34 (common intention) of […]


KUJ slams PTI workers over manhandling of female journalists

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Karachi: The Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) has strongly condemned the mistreatment and harassment of the female journalists during the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s 23rd Foundation Day rally on Sunday. In a joint statement, the president KUJ Hassan Abbas, general secretary Aajiz Jamali and members of executive council said some miscreants tried to snatch the cameras and […]


Do not create obstacles amidst current challenges; Allow the media to perform their genuine responsibility – Free Media Movement

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We at the Free Media Movement, first and foremost, wish to convey our deepest condolences to all the victims of the horrendous terror attack on religious places and hotels happened on April 21st, 2019 – the Easter Sunday. All communities are still encountering the trauma and the shock. And simultaneously, we are much concerned about […]


Pakistani journalist attacked by police officers

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Shaukat Korai, court reporter of News One TV channel   was assaulted in the premises of Sindh High Court (SHC) by Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) officers in Karachi on April 27. Korai  told Pakistan Press Foundation that he was present in the court for his routine coverage, when CTD officers brought few suspects to Anti-Terrorism Court’s administrative […]


Journalists targeted with coordinated smear campaigns online

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KARACHI: Twitter users on Friday raised serious concerns over the increasing weaponisation of social media and online smear campaigns against several Pakistani journalists. The first series of the malicious hashtag campaigns emerged as the top three Twitter trends in Pakistan on Wednesday. The trends accompanied by scurrilous trolling, misinformation and doctored images targeted Marvi Sirmed, […]


PPF condemns attack on journalist in Kabul

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan has expressed concern over the attack on journalist and editor-in-chief of 1TV Abdullah Khejani by the Presidential Protection Guards (PPS) on April 22 in Kabul. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has denounced the attack on a senior journalist […]


Press freedom hero

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IF evidence of the perils of being a journalist in Pakistan today were still needed, the IPI’s Press Freedom Hero Award for this year provides it — resoundingly so. Dawn’s Cyril Almeida has endured an over two-year long campaign both overt and insidious, conducted with the express objective of silencing him, even if it put his […]


Court reserves order on journalist’s bail plea

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KARACHI: A district court on Wednesday res­erv­ed its order on an application seeking confirmation of an interim pre-arrest bail of journalist Shahzeb Ali Shah Jillani in a case involving alleged cyber-terrorism, electronic forgery and giving defamatory remarks about state institutions. The FIA had booked Mr Jillani in a case registered under sections 500, 109 and […]


Dawn journalist Cyril Almeida named IPI’s 71st World Press Freedom Hero

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The International Press Institute (IPI) — a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in over 100 countries — has named Dawn Assistant Editor Cyril Almeida as its 71st World Press Freedom Hero. IPI’s World Press Freedom Hero Award honours journalists “who have made significant contributions to the promotion of press freedom, particularly in the […]


Protest against ‘unjust’ arrest of journalist

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Shikarpur – A large number of people belonging to different walks of life took out a protest rally against, ‘what they said’, the unjust arrest of local journalist Mushtaq Sarki here on Monday. The rally, organised under the auspices of Shikarpur Youth at Lakhi Gate clock tower, was led by Shikarpur Union of Journalists (SUJ) […]


2 terrorists linked with Pearl killing arrested

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MANSEHRA  –   Two Pakistan Taliban terrorists have been arrested for their involvement in the kidnapping and killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl and several terror-related activities in the country, officials said on Friday. The Counter-Terrorism Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Mansehra district said they are the most dreaded terrorists of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Daniel Pearl, […]