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Vetran journalist shot dead in Haripur

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HARIPUR: A veteran journalist Tanvir Khan was killed on Tuesday. He left behind two daughters, a son and a widow. His funeral was conducted at PC Ground in which journalists, lawyers and members of civil society participated in large numbers. Police have registered a case against four suspects and started an investigation. Tanvir was shot […]


Homage paid to journalist

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The 16th death anniversary of Shaheed Ameer Bakhsh Brohi, a journalist of Shikarpur who was gunned down by unknown armed assailants, was marked on Thursday. The local journalists paid tribute to Brohi and asked the government of Sindh to provide financial assistants to bereaved family of Shaheed Brohi. They have also demanded the higher authorities […]


Muslim journalists to strengthen bonds to counter fake news

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On the concluding day of the two-day Fifth International Forum of Muslim Journalist and Bloggers, a draft Declaration was adopted that outlines the future prospects of such a useful interaction. Besides the Declaration outlined ways and means to further strengthen these bonds among the participants and those who would participate in future events. The organizers […]


Taliban kidnap six journalists

Taliban kidnapped six Afghan journalists working for private and government media organisations in eastern Paktia province, government officials and Taliban said on Saturday. The reporters, working for radio and TV news companies that broadcast news in the Pashto and Dari languages, were abducted while travelling together from neighbouring Paktika province to Paktia to attend a […]


PPF concerned over Arrest of Journalist in Tanzania

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to John Magufuli, President of Tanzania has expressed concern over the arrest of Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera, on July 29. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has called on the Tanzanian government to immediately release Kabendera without any charges, Tanzanian authorities should stop targeting journalists working in the […]


Silencing expression

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PRESS freedom was a fundamental pillar of modern civilisation. Nearly all countries, save the communist bloc and dictatorial regimes, ensured special protection for the media in their constitutions. There used to be a competition of sorts to highlight media freedoms in developing countries to gain respectability in the international fora. Jailing a newsperson was rare […]


Coverage Without Cover

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“A few days before his death, I asked my brother why don’t you leave this risky and low-paid profession and go back to Korea to make your children’s future bright,” Nawab Gul recalls his last exchange with his deceased brother Javed Khan. “I was worried about growing attacks on journalists in the country. But he […]


PPF condemns attack on Teletica TV channel

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of Costa Rica has expressed concern over the attack on the Teletica TV channel in Costa Rica. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the attack on station and urged the concerned authorities to immediately investigate the matter and […]


PPF condemns the online harassment of German journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany has expressed concern over the threats and online harassment to the German journalist Georg Restle. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the threats and harassment to the journalist for sharing his views and urged the authorities to […]


Reporters Without Borders blasts Imran’s remarks on press freedom

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ISLAMABAD: The global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Wednesday criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan for rejecting the very question of media curbs in the country. During a recent visit to the United States, PM Khan had said that talking about curbs on press freedom in Pakistan was a “joke”. “It is clear that […]


CPNE to resist censorship, announces campaign for free press

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LAHORE: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has rejected the proposal of media courts and vowed to resist all sorts of censorship and pressures being exerted on the media. This was decided in a meeting held here on Wednesday presided over by CPNE President Arif Nizami. The meeting was attended by Secretary-General Dr Jabbar Khattak, […]


IHC moved against media censorship

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ISLAMABAD: A petition has been filed in the Islamabad High Court against what it described as media censorship and taking off air private television channels giving time to opposition politicians. Advocate Mir Aurangzeb cited in his petition the information and broadcasting secretary and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) as respondents. The petition said: […]


‘Setting up media courts is an attack on media’

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LAHORE: A Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker termed the government’s suggestion of setting up media courts as an “attack on the media itself”. Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Hina Pervez Butt strongly condemned the government’s suggestion in a resolution submitted at the Punjab Assembly secretariat. The MPA contended that the government’s act of censorship is tantamount […]


Government to set up media courts in the country

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The Government of Pakistan on July 24 proposed to establish media courts to resolve issues related to the media industry and ensure timely justice to the victims of media, besides introducing a new advertising policy and issuing licenses to 58 new TV channels. Firdous Ashiq Awan, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information […]