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PPF concerned by repeated disruptions in access to social media; calls it a dangerous tool to repress access to information and free speech

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned by the repeated disruptions in access to social media platforms in Pakistan. The recurrent disruptions in access to the internet, particularly social media platforms, is a dangerous tool being used to repress access to information and free speech. A worrying precedent for the control and restriction of free speech […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the disruption in access to social media in Pakistan

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the recent disruptions to access to social media platforms in Pakistan.  While it is not possible to ascertain if this was the cause of the disruption, the disruption in services experienced on December 17 occurred at a time when the Pakistan Tehreek i Insaf party was hosting a virtual rally. […]


On International Day to End Impunity from Crimes Against Journalists, PPF emphasizes the need for an ‘open, restriction-free and safe’ environment for the media to cover the upcoming general elections

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With Pakistan expected to hold general elections in January 2024, the need for an open, restriction-free, and safe environment for the media to work in is crucial. Journalists and media professionals in Pakistan must be able to cover the upcoming elections, including the pre-election period, without the fear of backlash in the form of violence […]


صحافیوں کے خلاف جرائم سے استثنیٰ کے خاتمے کے عالمی دن کے موقع پر، پی پی ایف آئندہ عام انتخابات کی کوریج کے لیے میڈیا کے لیے ‘آزاد، پابندی سے پاک اور محفوظ’ ماحول کی ضرورت پر زور دیتا ہے۔

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پاکستان میں جنوری 2024 میں عام انتخابات متوقع ہیں ایسے میں میڈیا کے لیے کام کرنے کے لیے آزاد، پابندی سے پاک اور محفوظ ماحول کی ضرورت بہت اہم ہے۔ پاکستان میں صحافیوں اور میڈیا کے پیشہ ور افراد کو تشدد،  دھمکیوں، ریاست کی طرف سے عائد کردہ پابندیوں، یا آزادی اظہار کو محدود کرنے […]


PPF condemns threats of demolition of the property of journalist Miraj Khalid Wazir in South Waziristan after he posted against a jirga decision on social media

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the threats to Hum Pashto 1 Correspondent Miraj Khalid Wazir by a jirga (a council of local tribal elders) after he posted on social media against a decision they had taken regarding demotion of houses in the Wana district of South Waziristan in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The threats of demolition of […]


Journalist Khalid Jamil arrested by the FIA for misinterpreting and disseminating ‘anti-state narrative;’ sent to Adiala Jail on judicial remand

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Ausaf Broadcasting News (ABN) Bureau Chief Khalid Jamil was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on September 20. Jamil was taken into custody by FIA officials from his residence in New Town, Islamabad, for allegedly knowingly misinterpreting and disseminating “anti-state narrative” in his recent posts on social media. A First Information Report (FIR) was registered […]


Pakistan Press Foundation welcomes the safe return of anchorperson Imran Riaz Khan after over four months; calls for a complete investigation into his disappearance

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) welcomes the return of anchorperson Imran Riaz Khan over four months after he was initially arrested, released, and then went missing. We urge a complete investigation into his disappearance and whereabouts over the past four months. On September 25, the Sialkot Police confirmed the release of the media person, stating that he had […]


Two journalists in KP’s Swat district face legal action, including case registration and arrest

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Two journalists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Swat district faced legal actions, including arrest and registration of cases against them. On August 30, Daily Mashriq’s Bureau Chief Fayyaz Zafar was arrested by the Swat police under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO). The next day, a First Information Report (FIR) was registered against another journalist, Daily […]


PPF concerned by PEMRA directive barring coverage of proclaimed offenders, including four media persons

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned by a recent directive issued by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) that has barred coverage of 11 individuals, including four media persons, for being proclaimed offenders/absconders. On August 12, the regulatory body issued a directive prohibiting media coverage of 11 individuals, including four media persons — Sabir […]


Pakistan Press Foundation calls for applications for the inclusive election reporting in Pakistan fellowship

The deadline for submission of applications is August 20, 2023. Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in collaboration with Thomson Media, within the Total Turnout: Enhancing minority representation in the run up to the next general elections in Pakistan IFA funded project, invites applications for a fellowship program on inclusive reporting to enhance minority representation in the […]


پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن پاکستان انتخابی رپورٹنگ فیلوشپ کے لیے درخواستیں طلب کررہی ہے۔

درخواستیں جمع کرانے کی آخری تاریخ  20 اگست،2023 ہے۔ پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف)، تھامسن میڈیا کے ساتھ مل کر (ٓئی ایف اے) کی مالی معاونت سے ٹوٹل ٹرن آؤٹ کے: پاکستان میں اگلے عام انتخابات  میں اقلیتوں کی نمائندگی کو بڑھانے کے پراجیکٹ  میں پاکستان کے اگلے عام انتخابات میں اقلیتوں کی نمائندگی […]


PPF welcomes the government’s decision to withdraw PEMRA (Amendment) Bill, 2023 defining disinformation and compelling broadcasters not to air disinformation

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) welcomes the decision of the government to withdraw the  Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2023, days after it was passed by the National Assembly.  Amongst the proposed changes in the amendment bill was the inclusion of a definition for disinformation and misinformation and the compulsion on broadcasters not to […]


PPF alarmed by injuries to Geo News cameraperson Samiullah Khan in suicide blast at political party workers’ convention in Bajaur; draw attention to the safety of media professionals on the ground

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is alarmed by injuries to Geo News cameraperson Samiullah Khan while on duty when a suicide blast at a workers’ convention for the political party, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazal (JUI-F), killed 54 people and injured 83 others on July 30 in the Bajaur district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. We pray for the speedy and complete […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns death threats; case registration against journalist Badar Zaman in Swat district of KP after writing a story on healthcare department

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the death threats and registration of a criminal complaint against Daily Huamawam resident editor Badar Zaman in the Swat district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. On July 1, Zaman published a story about the alleged illegal commission collection by two clerks of the health department. Following this, on July 18, […]