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PFUJ Expresses Concern Over Raising COVID – 19 Positive Cases In Media Houses

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KARACHI: Office bearers of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have urged the owners of media houses to ensure safety of their workers, both journalists and non journalists, increasingly inflicted with COVID-19. In a joint statement on Monday, President PFUJ, Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General, Nasir Zaidi have urged the owners of both the print […]


Lahore Press Club Demands Special Care Of COVID-19 Affected Journalist

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The Lahore Press Club (LPC) body has demanded the government ensure special look after of senior journalist, Shahid Ali Farrukh, who has been admitted to the Punjab Kidney and Liver Institute (PKLI) after being declared a COVID-19 positive by doctors LAHORE, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 8th May, 2020 ) :The Lahore […]


پاکستان میں میڈیا کی حفاظت اور آزادی صحافت آزادی صحافت کے عالمی دن کو یادگار منانے کے لیے پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) کی رپورٹ

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پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن (پی پی ایف)نے پاکستان میں میڈیا کی حفاظت اورآزادی صحافت 2019-2020کی عالمی آزادی صحافت پر رپورٹ جاری کردی ہے پاکستان میں میڈیا COVID-19سے رونما نئے اور سخت امتحان میں اپنی ذمہ داری نبھارہاہے۔ملک میں اس وبا کے پھوٹنے سےلے کر اب تک دو صحافی جاں بحق ہوئے اور کم از کم 38کا […]


Second phase of ‘save journalist movement’ begins today

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has decided to launch the second phase of “Save the Journalist Movement” from Sunday (today) to mark the Press Freedom Day. A sit-in would be staged outside Parliament House in Islamabad on Sunday, announced the leadership of the PFUJ and the Rawalpindi Islama­bad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) releases World Press Freedom Report on Media Safety and Press Freedom in Pakistan 2019-2020.

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This year, the media in Pakistan, is operating under a new and challenging environment created by the spread of COVID-19. Since the spread of the pandemic in the country, two journalists have died and at least 38 media workers have tested positive. Pakistan Press Foundation’s (PPF) “Report on Media Safety and Press Freedom in 2019-2020” released […]

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Islamabad riskiest for journalists: report

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ISLAMABAD: At least 91 cases, including seven murders of journalists and a blogger, attacks and other violations, against media and its practitioners have been documented in Pakistan over the course of one year – between May 2019 and April 2020 – signifying a worryingly escalating climate of intimidation and harassment that is adversely affecting the […]

Freedom of Expression, Media Safety


PML-N concerned at high incidence of virus in media houses

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Secretary Information Marriyum Aurangzab has expressed grave concern at high incidence of coronavirus in media houses. In a statement issued on Monday, she demanded the government take immediate and concrete measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all journalists. She said that provision of protective gear [personal protective equipment] […]

Covid-19, Media Safety


Journalists in Pakistan fear lack of protective equipment

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Many media workers have been infected with COVID-19 while working in the field, without any safety measures. Pakistan is one of several countries where journalists are risking their lives to report on the pandemic, with little or no protective equipment. Journalists working in newsrooms, sitting side by side close to each other without any social […]

Covid-19, Media Safety


3 journalists test positive for coronavirus in Lahore

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LAHORE: At least three journalists, associated with two private media houses based, have contracted coronavirus, Anadolu Agency reported on Wednesday. All three, whose names have not been disclosed, are based in Lahore. Mohsin Naqvi, chief executive officer (CEO) of one of the two media groups in question, confirmed the development and said: “We are investigating […]

General News, Media Safety


APNS advises member publications on Covid

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Hameed Haroon, President and Sarmad Ali, Secretary General APNS have stated that in view of the pandemic COVID-19, the member publications are advised to take necessary precautions in the production printing functions of their newspapers. This should include, but should not be limited to, keeping your pre-press, press and printing premises regularly sanitized and making […]

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PFUJ demands journalists’ protection in Sindh during lockdown

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SUKKUR: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has strongly condemned the manhandling by the police and Rangers of journalists while performing their duties during the lockdown in various cities of Sindh. In a joint statement, PFUJ President Shehzada Zulfiqar, Vice-President Lala Asad Pathan and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi condemned the behaviour of security officials with […]

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AEMEND issued safety protocols of COVID-19 for media

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Safety protocols with regard to COVID-19 for all journalists and media workers issued by Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors (AEMEND) The guidelines apply specially to all staff working outdoor including Reporters/ Correspondents, Cameramen, Technicians, Satellite Engineers, staff related to assignment and DSNG Operations Outdoor Assistants, Sales Personnel, any other staff specifically designated […]

Environmental Journalism, Media Safety


Owais Aslam Ali elected as Co-Chair of Media Freedom Coalition Advisory Network.

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Owais Aslam Ali, Secretary General, Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and member of the Steering Committee of the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)  has been elected as one of the three chairpersons of Media Freedom Coalition Advisory Group (MFC-AN).  The other chairpersons are Silvia Chocarro of Article 19 and Rachael Kay of the International Freedom […]

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CPNE seeks separate laws for safety of journalists, media freedom

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KARACHI: The president of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), Arif Nizami, has asked the federal government to have separate legislations for the protection of media persons and media freedom in Pakistan. He said the draft bill, which was approved by the federal cabinet two days ago, is actually a junk and mixture of […]

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