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Reporter arrested on drugs, weapons charges: police

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The Bahadurabad police have registered a case against a reporter associated with an Urdu daily on drugs and weapons charges. Asad Ali was allegedly picked up by the law enforcers on Wednesday. FIR No. 168/19 was registered late on Friday night under sections 6 and 9(c) of the Control of Narcotic Substances Act. According to […]


No odds big enough for K-P’s women journalists

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Peshawar: In Pakistan’s traditionally male-dominated setup, women continue to face cultural pressures both at home and elsewhere when it comes to pursuing a profession. Still, Pakistani women have proven themselves to be most resilient, proving their mettle in every field. Women in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, like other provinces, are opting to enter many professional fields in droves, even […]


PPF condemns murder of Brazilian journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil has expressed deep concern over the murder of Robson Giorno, founder of the news website Jornal O Maricá. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the brutal murder of a journalist and called on the Brazilian authorities to […]


PPF condemns death threats to two Congolese journalists

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo has expressed concern over the death threats to the two journalists of Democratic Republic of Congo. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned these death threats to the journalists and urged the concerned authorities […]


22 PTM workers detained in Bannu

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BANNU/WANA: At least 22 workers of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) were detained in different parts of Bannu on Monday night and sent to the Haripur central jail on Tuesday. Bannu Deputy Commissioner Attaur Rehman said that detentions had been made under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) ordinance. A reporter of […]


PPF condemns attacks on journalists in Indonesia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia has expressed concern over the attacks on journalists after unrest erupted during a protest against the election results of Indonesia. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has denounced the attack on journalists working in the line of duty and […]


PPF condemns murder of Mexican journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico has expressed deep concern over the murder of Francisco Romero, a Mexican journalist and the editor of the online media Ocurrió Aquí. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the brutal murder of journalist and called […]


Media houses attack case adjourned till June 13

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Karachi : An anti-terrorism court judge on Saturday expressed resentment over absence of lawyers from the hearing of two cases against the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leaders. The cases are related to attacks on media houses on August 22, 2016 after hate speech by the MQM founder. Farooq Sattar and other accused appeared in the anti-terrorism […]


PPF condemns closure of 15 stations in Congo

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo has expressed concern over the shutdown of at least fifteen private and community based broadcasting stations. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned this action of closing the stations and urged the authorities to […]


PFUJ slams govt for imposing ban on ads for Dawn

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ISLAMABAD: The Paki­stan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned the government’s decision to impose a ban on advertisements to the Dawn Media Group and termed it a move against media freedom. Afzal Butt, who heads his own faction of the PFUJ, and Ayub Jan Sarhandi, its secretary general, said in a statement on Friday […]


PPF condemns the shutdown of two radio stations in Ghana

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana has expressed concern over the shutdown of Accra based Radio Gold and Radio XYZ. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the shutdown of both radio stations and urged the management of stations and the regulator to discuss […]


PPF condemns brutal attack on Ukrainian investigative journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine has expressed concern over the physical assault on investigative journalist and video blogger, Vadym Komarov. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned this brutal attack on Komarov and urged the Ukrainian authorities to immediately investigate the matter and […]


RIUJ to continue struggle for rights of media workers

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ISLAMABAD: The newly elected body of the Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (Afzal Butt group), at its first meeting, has decided to continue the protest campaign for the rights of media workers and freedom of press. The meeting criticised the information ministry for not resolving the issues of the employees of the state-owned news agency […]


Climate of impunity

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SEVENTY-TWO dead, including 48 deliberately singled out and murdered and 24 killed in the line of duty — these are the journalists who have lost their lives in Pakistan since 2002. They were among the bravest of the community: many of them took on some of the most powerful in the land, exposing corruption in […]