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President calls for early finalization of Protection of Journalists and Media Professional Bill

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On March 18, Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) met with President Dr Arif Alvi to discuss the Draft Protection of Journalists and Media Professional Bill, 2020 during which the president expressed satisfaction over the draft Bill.  President Alvi commented that the draft Bill was good which should be finalized at the earliest while incorporating minor changes […]


Registration of terrorism cases against journalists highlights the urgent need for effective journalists’ safety legislation.

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The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned over the registration of terrorism of cases against journalists as an alarming misuse of authority and works as a tool to intimidate the media thus limiting the space for free expression, objective reporting and holding power to account. On March 15, police registered a case against protestors and […]


PPF organized 4th Safety Training Workshop.

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) organized a three-day Holistic security training workshop in Lahore from February 25 to 27, 2021 for bloggers and human rights defenders (HRDs). The training workshop included daylong sessions on digital, physical and psychosocial Security. Threats faced by journalists, bloggers and HRDs across the globe are rapidly changing and becoming increasingly complex, […]


Attacks On Women In Media In Pakistan

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Within an already restrictive environment for free expression, in the past year, women in the Pakistani media industry were the subject of online abuse, threats, trolling and smear campaigns. While online attacks as well as criminalization of the media for content shared online have become increasingly active tools used as a whole, the gendered nature […]


DAWN Special Report: In the crossfire

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“SOMETIMES I think they just wanted to scare me, but then I think maybe they wanted me dead,” says Bisma*, a journalist well known for her progressive views. It was one evening in February 2019 when several shots were fired right outside her house. She has never spoken about the incident to anyone except her […]


بلاگرز اور انسانی حقوق کے کارکنوں کے لئے حفاظتی تربیتی ورکشاپ

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پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) نے بلاگرزاورانسانی حقوق کےحامیوں سےلاہورمیں تین روزہ حفاظتی تربیتی ورکشاپ ک لئےدرخواستیں طلب کرلی ہیں۔ تربیت میں جسمانی،ڈیجیٹل اورنفسیاتی تحفظ سےمتعلق سیشنزہوںگے۔ آزادی اظہار رائے کو لاحق خطرات کے بدلتے ہوئے منظر نامے پر ایک نظر ڈالیں تو یہ ظاہر ہوتا ہے کہ یہ خطرات متواتر طور پر زیادہ […]


Safety Training Workshop for Bloggers and human rights defenders.

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) invites applications for a three-day security training workshop in Lahore from bloggers and human rights defenders. 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 threats are increasingly becoming more sophisticated. Where once physical […]


Mob vandalizes office of country’s largest media house and man handles staff.

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the violent attack on the central office of the Geo and Jang media group in the metropolitan city of Karachi.  We are concerned that a group of protestors was able to vandalize property and manhandle staff of Pakistan’s largest media house without any action from the police  It also further […]


Prime suspect still at large in ‘well-planned murder’ of Kawish and KTN journalist Aziz Memon

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A year after the death of KTN news channel and Sindh daily Kawish journalist Aziz Memon the alleged mastermind behind the “well-planned murder” remains at large. Memon’s death in February 2020 had led to condemnations from the civil society and politicians alike leading to the formation of a joint investigation team (JIT) to investigate the […]


بلاگرز اور انسانی حقوق کے کارکنوں کے لئے حفاظتی تربیتی ورکشاپ

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پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) نے بلاگرزاورانسانی حقوق کےحامیوں سےلاہورمیں تین روزہ حفاظتی تربیتی ورکشاپ ک لئےدرخواستیں طلب کرلی ہیں۔ تربیت میں جسمانی،ڈیجیٹل اورنفسیاتی تحفظ سےمتعلق سیشنزہوںگے۔ آزادی اظہار رائے کو لاحق خطرات کے بدلتے ہوئے منظر نامے پر ایک نظر ڈالیں تو یہ ظاہر ہوتا ہے کہ یہ خطرات متواتر طور پر زیادہ […]


Safety Training Workshop for Bloggers and human rights defenders.

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) invites applications for a three-day security training workshop in Lahore from bloggers and human rights defenders. 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 threats are increasingly becoming more sophisticated. Where once physical threats […]


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 […]