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Firdous Awan visits KPC, assures journalists of support

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Karachi: Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, the special assistant to the prime minister on information and broadcasting, has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will effectively advocate the case of Pakistan during his meeting with US President Donald Trump. Speaking to media at the Karachi Press Club on Monday, Awan said that Imran Khan had gone […]


Attack on media freedom

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PTI trolls did no service to their party when on Tuesday they started a smear campaign on Twitter against independent media houses and journalists giving unfavourable coverage to its policies. The party’s social media wing fired off at least two dozen tweets in English and Urdu attacking the media for allegedly using freedom of expression […]


PPF condemns detention of Cuban journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Miguel Díaz-Canel, President of Cuba has expressed concern over the detention of Ricardo Fernández Izaguirre, a journalist and correspondent of 14ymedio portal. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the detention of journalist and call on the concerned authorities to immediately release him without any charges. […]


Why Is Pakistan’s Media In Crisis?

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It has been an eventfully torrid new millennium so far for the media sector in Pakistan, which has grown enormously in terms of scale and influence. From virtually a staid state-owned broadcast sector at the turn of the century, the sector has morphed into a cacophonous landscape of dozens of independent news and entertainment channels […]


Freedom of expression

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The Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi was severely criticized by a Canadian social media activist during the ‘Global Conference for Media Freedom: London 2019’. The complainant accused the foreign minister (his government) of censoring his twitter account, telling him that ‘he had no right to silence his journalistic and personal freedom’. Both the […]


PPF condemns the attack on TV journalist in Uganda

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda has expressed concern over the attack on journalist Godfrey Katongole on July 15, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the attack on journalists working in the line of duty and urged the concerned authorities to immediately look into this […]


Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellowship Opportunities

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General Fellowship  Early-career professional journalists from developing countries with proficiency in English can apply for a six-month fellowship. Alfred Friendly provides fellows with basic and advanced hands-on instruction at the Missouri School of Journalism and places them in leading U.S. newsrooms. The successful candidate will be 25-35 years old and have at least three years […]


National and regional experiences can enrich SDG monitoring of journalists’ safety

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New possibilities to strengthen the monitoring of attacks on journalists were explored this week at a side-event held at the UN within the context of the High-Level Political Forum reviewing SDG progress. The occasion was a side-event organized by UNESCO, three NGOs – Article 19, Committee to Protect Journalists and IFEX, the permanent missions to […]


PPF condemns the attack on private TV broadcaster in Kyiv

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine has expressed concern over the attack on private TV broadcaster 112 Ukraine in Kyiv on July 13, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the attack on private TV channel and urged the concerned authorities to immediately investigate this matter […]


PPF condemns the murder of radio presenter in Afghanistan

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan has expressed deep concern over the murder of Nadershah Sahibzada, a radio presenter and producer working with the privately owned “Seday-e-Gardiz” (voice of Gardiz). PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the brutal murder of the journalist and […]


Journalists slam censorship, layoffs

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ISLAMABAD: Journalists held countrywide demonstrations on Tuesday in protest against an “undeclared censorship”, layoffs in media organisations and non-payment of salaries. The demonstrations were held in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Sakrand, Daur, Badin, Qazi Ahmed and some other towns and cities. Journalists from Islamabad and Rawalpindi gathered at the National Press Club […]


Government decides to bar television channels from giving coverage to political leaders convicted or accused of corruption

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The Government of Pakistan has decided that media should not be allowed to give coverage to political leaders convicted or accused of corruption.  I meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan on July 8 directed the electronic media regulator, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to fulfill its responsibility to ensure that decided that no convicted […]


PFUJ warns against curbs on press freedom

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Islamabad: The Pakis­tan Federal Union of Journa­lists (Afzal Butt group) has warned that the threat to the freedom of press has assu­med ominous proportions. A meeting of the PFUJ’s Federal Executive Council, held from July 5 to 7 with Mr Butt in the chair, observed that arm-twisting of media-owners was resulting in firing of workers […]


PFUJ calls for action against people behind online drive targeting journalists

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists has taken notice of a malicious campaign launched on social media against some top journalists of the country. The union’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) adopted a resolution at its meeting on Saturday, which urged the government to take action against those responsible for the “life-threatening campaign”. It called […]