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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 […]


Release Jang-Geo editor-in-chief, demands CJA

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TORONTO, Canada: The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) calls on the Government of Pakistan to release the Jang/Geo Group Editor-in-Chief, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, who has been in detention since March 12. The CJA stated Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest and detention by the National Accountability Bureau before substantive hearings have begun are contrary to the bureau’s established practice and […]


NAB chairman briefed on Mir Shakil case

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LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal was briefed on Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s case during his visit to the provincial headquarters here on Thursday. According to NAB, a combined investigation team (CIT) accompanied by legal and land revenue experts headed by NAB Lahore Director General Shahzad Saleem briefed the chairman on […]


Arrest of Jang-Geo Editor-in-Chief: Journalists continue countrywide protest

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ISLAMABAD/KARACHI/LAHORE: The workers of the Geo, Jang and The News Thursday continued their countrywide protest against the arrest of Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and closure of Geo news at some places and shifting of its number from the original position on the cable. The protest call was given by the Joint Action Committee of the workers […]


Journalists continue protest against arrest of Jang-Geo head

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LAHORE/RAWALPINDI: The Jang/Geo Media Group workers and other journalists on Tuesday continued protests against arrest of the Group’s Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a fake case and demanded his immediate release. They expressed strong concern over shifting of Geo News to last numbers on cable network and shutting down its […]


PBA complains to govt on Rs1 bn unfair tax relief to ARY

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has written a letter to the government hinting at possible favoritism to the ARY in Rs1 billion fraud case that the government had caught in 2013. The illegal exemption certificate on airtime/content claimed by the FBR worth multimillion rupees has opened up a new Pandora’s box prompting the PBA […]


Speakers urge Media to promote progressive portrayal of women

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The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) organized a seminar entitled “Inclusive and Equal Portrayal of Women by the Media” on 12th March 2020. It was held in connection with Media4Women Campaign running from March 1st to March 15th in partnership with the Free Press Unlimited. Tasneem Ahmar, Executive Director at Uks Research Centre on Women and […]