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Wikipedia ‘downgrade’

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ATTEMPTS to police the internet by states, often by giving opaque justifications for the action, are never a good idea. It should be recalled that this nation was deprived of YouTube in 2012 for three years after a crude anti-Islam film was uploaded on the platform. The video-sharing giant has also been blocked briefly more […]


Live screening of Pakistan’s UPR session

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Islamabad: Member states of United Nations Human Rights Council recommended Pakistan to strengthen human rights intuitions, protect the rights of vulnerable groups, abolish capital punishment, sign the international convention on enforced disappearance and investigates all reports of intimidation and violence against journalists and human rights defenders. The recommendations were made in the Pakistan’s Universal Periodic […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) alarmed by reports of internet shutdown in Gwadar; welcome reports of restoration

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is alarmed by reports of an internet shutdown in the port city of Gwadar in the Balochistan province amidst clashes between protestors and police. We welcome reports that the internet services have been restored and urge the government to ensure that internet and communication access remains unaffected. As per Dawn, activists […]


Press Freedom in Pakistan 2022: A flurry of cases, a high-profile murder and political rhetoric targeting the media.

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In a country where the press routinely remains under threat and faces attacks from many fronts, the media in Pakistan operated on slippery grounds in 2022 with a flurry of cases against journalists, television channel closures, charged political rhetoric enabling attacks against the media, overreach by media regulatory bodies and the killing of two journalists, […]


PPF strongly condemns the attack on Sada e Watan Bureau Chief Naseer Ghumman in Sialkot

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) strongly condemns the violent attack on daily Sada e Watan Bureau Chief Naseer Ghumman in Sialkot, Punjab. PPF urges authorities to take immediate steps to ensure the arrest of those behind the attack and to provide the required medical assistance and compensation to the injured journalist. On December 16,  Ghumman was […]


PPF concerned at the detention of Hayatullah Khan’s brother; calls for an inquiry

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned at the detention Zameer Khan, of on November 19 in the town of Miraali in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Khan is a brother of slain journalist Hayatullah Khan who was murdered in 2006. PPF urges an independent inquiry into Khan’s detention and if it is related to his family’s efforts in […]


Owais Aslam Ali, Secretary General, Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) makes an impassioned plea to governments to match their words in support of press freedom and safety of journalists with effective actions.

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Owais Aslam Ali, Secretary General, Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) made an impromptu impassioned plea to governments to match their words in support of press freedom and safety of journalists with effective actions.  He said civil society organizations work under tremendous pressures under very difficult counties and it is time for governments to focus on actions rather than words. […]


PPF mourns loss of senior journalist Arshad Sharif; calls for investigation into reasons for his exile from Pakistan

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) mourns the loss of senior journalist Arshad Sharif who was shot dead while traveling in a car in Kenya on October 24. We join calls for an investigation into his death and for a thorough investigation into the causes behind Sharif’s initial decision to leave Pakistan in August. There were initially […]


PPF organized workshop on Monitoring and Reporting attacks on Journalists

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To reduce the rate of impunity for crimes against journalists in the province, Punjab should enact a journalist protection act as soon as possible, similar to that in Sindh, journalists from different press clubs of Punjab stressed during two-day workshop on Monitoring and Reporting attacks on Journalists organized by the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in […]


PPF shocked by the irresponsible sexist remarks by former Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding Gharidah Farooqi

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is shocked by the irresponsible and sexist remarks by former Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding senior journalist and NewsOne anchorperson Gharidah Farooqi. For a politician and the head of one of the largest political parties in the country to make such remarks about a woman journalist is condemnable and the Pakistan […]


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 […]


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