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PPF condemns attack on Brazilian reporter Adenilson Miguel

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Michel Temer, President of Brazil has expressed concern over the attack on Brazilian reporter Adenilson Miguel on August 9. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter condemns this incident and urged authorities to immediately take action against those responsible and ensure the safety of Miguel […]

SHO punished for manhandling media team in Khairpur

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KHAIRPUR: The station house officer (SHO) of the B-Section police station in Khairpur was on Monday booked in a terrorism case and suspended to face a departmental inquiry after protests in several cities over his alleged act of manhandling a media team earlier in the day. Rallies and demonstrations were held by media personnel in […]

CPNE media safety and security committee formed

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KARACHI: Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) announces the Media Safety and Security Committee. The Media Safety and Security Committee ‘s purpose and its set responsibilities and format to work and find out unanimous solutions to the security problems being faced by the Editors, media groups and their employees in the present Law and Order […]

PPF concerned over the attack on Gambian Journalists

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of Gambia expressed concern over the attack on two journalists. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urges the government of Gambia to investigate the incident and ensure the rights and safety of journalists. He also stated that other political parties need to […]

Attack on journalist protested

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MINGORA: Journalists protested against the attack on the house of a colleague here on Wednesday. Chanting slogans, the protesters condemned the attack on the house of Imran Khan who was working for a private news channel. Addressing the protesters, Essa Khankhel, Shireenzada, Syed Shahabuddin and others asked the government to provide security to the journalist […]

Journalist missing since July 13

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Zaibdar Marri, president of the Kohlu Press Club and correspondent of the Express News has been reported missing since July 13, 2018. Zaib’s family is concerned for his safety and has been unsuccessful in determining ascertaining his whereabouts. Kohlu is a district in the restive province of Balochistan where a simmering separatist insurgency has resulted instability […]

Silence from judiciary over media attacks increases self-censorship, Pakistan’s journalists say

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When it comes to the military and the judiciary, Pakistan’s journalists are “between a rock and a hard place,” Zohra Yusuf, of the independent non-profit Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, told CPJ. In recent months the judiciary, which has a history of siding with Pakistan’s powerful military, has remained largely silent amid attempts to censor […]

Pakistan: Correspondent of Norwegian TV2 channel, arrested while covering political violence

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Kadafi Zaman, correspondent of Norwegian TV2 channel was beaten up and arrested on Friday, July 13, 2018, in Kotla, in the province of Punjab while covering a protest demonstration. He was held for three days before being released on bail on July 16. The journalist was covering a protest rally ostensibly called to welcome Nawaz […]

APNS condemns threats to newspaper vendor

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KARACHI – The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) on Monday expressed its concerns over District Ghotki’s Akhbar Farosh Union General Secretary Abdul Haleem Mirani’s recent statement against his neighbour Maula Dino Mirani and his sons regarding the purchase of his home by force at a cheap rate. APNS Secretary General Sarmad Ali expressed profound concern […]

Right of access to information is prerogative of everybody: Ali Zafar

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ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Barrister Syed Ali Zafar Thursday said that right of access to information was the prerogative of every citizen and the government was bound to provide information in all matters of public importance. Talking to a private news channel, he said he strongly condemned […]

PFUJ concerned at violence against journalists

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed grave concern over the violent attack on BOL News journalist Asad Kharal and kidnapping of Waqt TV analyst Gul Bukhari, in Lahore. In a statement, the union President Afzal Butt and Secretary-General Ayub Jan Sarhandi said both incidents had similar patterns and indicated the involvement […]

British High Commission expresses concern over Gul Bukhari’s abduction

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Lahore: The British High Commission in Pakistan on Wednesday expressed its concern over the abduction of journalist Gul Bukhari, who holds Pakistani as well as British nationality, saying it was reaching out to her for consular assistance. Bukhari, abducted by unknown persons in Lahore on Tuesday night, was reported to have returned home early on […]

British-Pakistani commentator briefly ‘abducted’ in Lahore, Pakistan

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Lahore, June 6: A British-Pakistani commentator was briefly ‘abducted’ in Lahore, the capital city of Punjab province of Pakistan Gul Bukhari, a contributing writer of Daily The Nation, Lahore, was intercepted by some unidentified persons in Cantonment area of Lahore, while she was on her way to appear in a TV show of Waqt News […]

Pakistani journalist thrashed by armed men

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Lahore, June 6:  A Pakistani journalist was beaten up by unknown persons in Lahore, the capital city of Punjab province. Asad Kharal, an investigative journalist, was thrashed by some masked armed persons near Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore on night between Tuesday and Wednesday. He received multiple injuries and was rushed to Services Hospital Lahore. […]