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Journalist gunned down in Haripur

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HARIPUR: A journalist was shot dead in a commercial area of Haripur on Sunday morning. Sources said that Bakhsheesh Elahi, the bureau chief of Urdu-language daily K-2, was going to his office from his house on Lora Road when men on a motorcycle opened fire on him and sped away. They said Mr Elahi received […]


Express Tribune staffer facing threats

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A senior staffer of The Express Tribune has been receiving threats from unknown people for the past several days. Chief reporter of The Express Tribune Lahore bureau, Rana Tanveer, has been facing the threats due to his work reporting on issues of minority communities. Two days ago, Tanveer was hit by a speeding car and […]


Journalist beaten up by politician’s guards: police

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KARACHI: A journalist was on Saturday beaten up by guards of a politician belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional for raising objections over rash driving, said SSP-South Saqib Ismail Memon. The police officer told Dawn that he visited the JPMC hospital where the reporter of The Express Tribune, Zubair Ashraf, was sent for a medical […]


First death sentence handed to man for blasphemy on social media

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An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Saturday sentenced a man to death for sharing blasphemous content about Islam on social media, a government prosecutor said. ATC Judge Shabir Ahmed announced the sentence for the 30-year-old accused in Bahawalpur, according to Shafiq Qureshi. The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) had arrested the accused, who belongs to the Shia […]


PPF shows concern over the violation of media freedom

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Pakistan Press Foundation raise voiced over the suspension, restrictions and violations of freedom of media and opinion in the Bahrain, Nigeria Croatia and Indonesia. On June 7, 2017, PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter to Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain expressed concern over the suspension […]


Lawyers ‘thrash’ two reporters in Karachi for ‘filming them searching a woman’

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KARACHI: A group of lawyers allegedly thrashed two reporters at the City Courts on Tuesday for “filming them while they were inappropriately searching a woman”. Junaid Shah and Waqas Aurangzeb, both reporters affiliated with private TV news channels, were beaten up and locked up for around half an hour inside the City Courts premises. Shah […]


PPF welcomes the courts verdict in favour of journalist in East Timor

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Rui Maria De Araújo, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to welcomed the verdict in favour of Raimundos Oki, a senior reporter for the Timor Post and his former editor Lourenco Martins at the district court in Dili, East Timor. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter […]


Govt targeting Pakistan’s oldest newspaper, says RSF

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WASHINGTON: An International media advocacy group, Reporters Without Borders, urged Pakistani authorities on Tuesday not to impose sanctions against Dawn and two of its journalists. The group, better known by its French acronym RSF, also opposed the government’s plan to impose a “code of conduct” on the entire print media. In a statement issued in […]


PPF demands to access journalist in Papua, Indonesia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia expressed serious concern over more cases of violence against journalists in Papua and remains restricted for foreign journalists to enter the province. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter demanded to honor his promise to allow local and international media access […]


PPF seeks justice for Croatian journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Andrej Plenkovic, Prime Minister of Republic of Croatia express a serious concerned over the brutal assault on investigative journalist Dušan Miljuš, nearly a decade ago, remains unsolved. Civil rights group pursuing it, the Partnership for Social Development, trying to reopen his attempted murder case. PPF Secretary General […]


Bid to kidnap journalist foiled

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ISLAMABAD: Unidentified people riding in a car and a motorbike attempted to kidnap senior journalist Azaz Syed Friday night. The suspects including a masked bike-rider intercepted Azaz Syed at Park Road near Banigala police station and stopped his car. The suspects asked him to come out of the car but Azaz accelerated his car and […]


PPF demands to access journalist in Papua, Indonesia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to JokoWidodo, President of Indonesia expressed serious concern over more cases of violence against journalists in Papua and remains restricted for foreign journalists to enter the province. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter demanded to honor your promise to allow local and international media access […]


Pakistani journalist working for Iranian news agency attacked

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ISLAMABAD: A 25-year-old journalist — Zeshan Ali, who works for the Iranian news agency IRNA — was injured after being tortured by two armed men here on Thursday. Muhammad Raza Monafi, IRNA’s bureau chief in Islamabad, told Dawn that Mr Ali after covering usual events of Ramazan in Sector G-9 was returning to the agency’s […]


Access to information bill unanimously approved by Senate committee

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ISLAMABAD: ‘The Right of Access to Information Bill, 2017’ was unanimously approved by the Senate Standing Committee on Information on Monday, within weeks of being presented in the upper house. The bill grants citizens the right to have access to all information held by public bodies subject to ‘reasonable restrictions’. The bill was introduced in […]