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PPF condemns the decision of PEMRA to ban the transmission of Bol News 

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) strongly condemns the decision of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA)  to ban the transmission of Bol Television Network comprising Bol News and Bol Entertainment. We urge the authorities to  immediately lift the ban and ensure that the transmission should not be suspended until the completion of legal procedures. On Sep 5, 2022, PEMRA […]


PPF condemns actions of police in Rawalpindi that left photojournalist Faisal Khan injured

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the actions of police in Rawalpindi during a protest by teachers and clerks in which photojournalist Faisal Khan was injured. The decision of the police to baton-charge protesters resulted in the injury of the journalist, along with ten teachers and clerks. It is the job of a journalist to cover […]


PPF welcomes safe return of Pakistani journalist who went missing in Kabul; urge an investigation into incident

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) welcomes the safe return of Pakistani journalist Anas Mallick who had gone missing in Kabul, Afghanistan, a day earlier. World Is One News (WION) Bureau Chief for Pakistan Mallick, was said to have been missing for many hours before his safe return was confirmed. Mallick was in Afghanistan to cover the […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) invites applications for the PPF Investigative Reporting Fellowships

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Last date for receiving applications:  August 14, 2022 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is inviting applications for the PPF Investigative Reporting Fellowships. The fellowships aim to facilitate Pakistani journalists to produce investigative reports that meet the professional, ethical and legal standards on issues relating to human rights, transparency, environment, inequity, governance and corruption. The fellowships will […]


پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) نے پی پی ایف تحقیقاتی رپورٹنگ فیلوشپس کےلئے درخواستیں طلب کرنا شروع کردیں

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درخواستیں وصول کرنے کی آخری تاریخ:  ہفتہ 14 اگست2022 ہے  پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) نے پی پی ایف تحقیقاتی رپورٹنگ فیلوشپس کےلئے درخواستیں طلب کرنا شروع  کردیں ہیں۔ فیلوشپس کا مقصد پاکستانی صحافیوں کو انسانی حقوق، شفافیت، ماحولیات، عدم مساوات، حکمرانی اور بدعنوانی سے متعلق امور پر پیشہ ورانہ، اخلاقی اور قانونی معیارات […]


Pakistan: PPF condemns arrest of anchorperson Imran Riaz Khan; urge authorities to ensure freedom of press

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) urges authorities to ensure the freedom of the press in Pakistan instead of repressing it as highlighted by the recent arrest of Express News anchorperson Imran Riaz Khan. We condemn Khan’s arrest, a move that appears to be a continuation of intimidating and silencing journalists despite a change in government. Arrests […]


PPF strongly condemns violent attack on senior journalist Ayaz Amir; urge arrest of perpetrators

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) strongly condemns the violent attack on senior journalist Ayaz Amir. Such brazen acts of violence against journalists are unacceptable and continue to take place with impunity in Pakistan. The assault against Amir is telling of the shrinking space for free expression in the country and the consequences that journalists suffer for […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) joins 34 rights groups demand independent investigation into the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has joined a coalition of 34 press freedom and human rights groups calling for an immediate and independent investigation into the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on May 11. Read the full statement below. We, the undersigned organisations, call for an immediate, thorough, and independent investigation into the killing […]


PPF condemns acts of violence, threats against media following Imran Khan’s ouster

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the recent acts of violence against the media community. In the weeks following the removal of the government led by Imran Khan there have been multiple incidents of physical violence as well as the online harassment of media personalities. Political sentiments have been running high since the proceedings of a […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) invites applications for the PPF Investigative Reporting Fellowships

Pakistan Press Foundation

Last date for receiving applications:  Saturday April 30, 2022 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is inviting applications for the PPF Investigative Reporting Fellowships. The fellowships aim to facilitate Pakistani journalists to produce investigative reports that meet the professional, ethical and legal standards on issues relating to human rights, transparency, environment, inequity, governance and corruption. The fellowships […]


پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) نے پی پی ایف تحقیقاتی رپورٹنگ فیلوشپس کےلئے درخواستیں طلب کرنا شروع  کردیں

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درخواستیں وصول کرنے کی آخری تاریخ:  ہفتہ 30 اپریل 2022 ہے  پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) نے پی پی ایف تحقیقاتی رپورٹنگ فیلوشپس کےلئے درخواستیں طلب کرنا شروع  کردیں ہیں۔ فیلوشپس کا مقصد پاکستانی صحافیوں کو انسانی حقوق، شفافیت، ماحولیات، عدم مساوات، حکمرانی اور بدعنوانی سے متعلق امور پر پیشہ ورانہ، اخلاقی اور قانونی […]


PPF expresses concern over raid at home of the former focal person for digital media of the outgoing ruling party

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned by the raid at the home of the former focal person on digital of the outgoing ruling party, Dr Arslan Khalid. It is a worrying continuation of a trend used to silence journalists, bloggers, and social media activists in Pakistan by creating an atmosphere of fear, ‘red lines’ and threats. […]


PPF welcomes Islamabad High Court’s decision to strike down the PECA ordinance

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) welcomes the ruling of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to strike down the draconian Pakistan Electronic Crimes (Amendment) Ordinance, 2022. This proposed amendment was a brazen move by the federal government to stifle free speech, intimidate and muzzle the media and to create red lines for them to operate within. The […]


Pakistan Press Foundation expresses alarm at Prime Minister Imran Khan’s attack on Pakistan’s media and justification of draconian amendments to the Pakistan Electronic Crimes Act 2016.

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is alarmed by Prime Minister Imran Khan’s labeling Pakistani media and journalists in Pakistan as “mafias” and “blackmailers”. We urge the prime minister to reconsider the use of such rhetoric inciting hate against the media and undermining their credibility without any basis. The prime minister claimed that the draconian amendments to […]