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Pakistani media faced unique challenges in 2020

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In 2020 Pakistani media was confronted with the unique new challenges both in terms of content to cover as well as in the nature of the measures to restrict press freedom and the free flow of information in the country. The year presented the media with the challenge of covering the spread of COVID-19 while […]


Safety Training Workshop for Bloggers and human rights defenders.

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) with the support of The European Union plans to organize ten three-day holistic security training workshops for bloggers and human rights defenders in different cities. The training will include sessions on physical, digital and psychosocial security. A look at the changing landscape of threats to freedom of expression shows that the […]


Global Conference for Media Freedom 2020: CSOs call on States for concrete actions

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On November 16, the Advisory Network to the Media Freedom Coalition, a group of 17 national, regional and international organizations, delivered a statement at the ministerial meeting of the 2020 Global Conference for Media Freedom Honorable Ministers and Media Freedom Coalition members, The Media Freedom Coalition Advisory Network is a group of 17 national, regional […]


Safety Training Workshop for Bloggers and human rights defenders.

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) with the support of The European Union plans to organize ten three-day holistic security training workshops for bloggers and human rights defenders in different cities. The training will include sessions on physical, digital and psychosocial security. A look at the changing landscape of threats to freedom of expression shows that the […]


International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalist 2020

2020 presents a grim picture for press freedom in Pakistan – Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) 2020 presents a grim picture for press freedom in Pakistan with multiple attempts to silence the voices of the media in the print, broadcast and online spheres. The media in Pakistan continues to work under an environment of fear and significant constraints […]


Pakistan:  Reporter of television channel returns safely after being abducted for 22 hours

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) welcomes the safe return of Geo News senior reporter, Ali Imran Syed, after he went missing for over 22 hours. PPF also urges the relevant authorities to ensure Syed’s case is investigated and to ensure that there is accountability of such attacks on journalists. On October 24, Pakistan’s largest television network […]


Call for applications and nominations from bloggers

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), a member of Civil Society for Independent Media and Expression (CIME) plans to organize ten three-day holistic security training workshops for bloggers and human rights defenders in different cities. The trainings will include daylong sessions on digital, physical and psychosocial security. A look at the changing landscape of threats to freedom […]


Pakistan’s electronic media regulator prohibits coverage of major news events and issues

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned by recent directives by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (PEMRA) prohibiting the broadcast of content of vital public interest on the electronic media in Pakistan. PEMRA has issued directive prohibiting coverage of the gang-rape of a mother in front of her children on the motorway, that shocked and […]


Pakistan: Criminal complaint filed against another journalist for his posts on social media

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is disturbed by the registration of yet another case against a journalist for his allegedly negative and anti-state posts on social media. While each of the cases has been lodged by a different individual, they appear to be lodged under some similar sections of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and the […]


Ten years after on, the murderers of journalist Misri Khan still

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Ten years ago, on September 14, 2010, Hangu Union of Journalist (HUJ) president and a senior journalist, Misri Khan Orakzai, was shot dead by three unidentified men in front of the press club in the town Hangu in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Orakzai had been working as a journalist for about three decades. He was […]


Pakistan: Journalist arrested for social media posts

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned over the registration of a case against a journalist for his allegedly “highly provocative” social media posts. We join calls for an inquiry into the case as well as the arrest of English-language daily The Express Tribune News Editor, Bilal Farooqi. The use of criminal complaints against journalists is […]


Five years on, murderers of Geo News staffer remain at large

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Five years ago, on September 8, 2015, a digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) van belonging to Pakistan’s largest television network Geo News, was attacked by unknown gunmen in the metropolitan city of Karachi. In the attack, a satellite engineer, Arshad Ali Jaffery, was killed. His colleague, the driver of the van, Anis Chauhan, suffered injuries […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) stands in solidarity with women journalists subjected to online abuse

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has expressed support with women journalists in Pakistan, who have issued a joint statement against the social media attacks they have faced due to their work. PPF stood in solidarity with women journalists and commentators who have been subjected to such online abuse and urged the government to urgently consider their […]


Senior journalist Matiullah Jan abducted in broad daylight and released after twelve hours

On July 21, senior Pakistani journalist Matiullah Jan was abducted from the country’s capital Islamabad. Twelve hours later, Jan was released, however, there has been no explanation provided for his abduction. According to family sources Jan was released by unidentified persons in a deserted area in Fateh Jung, outside the capital. Press reports added that […]