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PPF condemns Liberia’s House of Representatives decision to summon journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to George Weah, President of Liberia has expressed concern over the decision of the House of Representatives to summon journalist Philibert Browne. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali denounced the decision of House and called on the Liberian authorities to stop targeting journalists for doing their job and disclosing […]

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Principal accused in journalist’s murder case arrested

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PESHAWAR: The police on Tuesday arrested the principal accused in the murder case of a journalist after the court dismissed his pre-arrest bail application.He had been absconder in the case since long. The University Campus Police arrested the main accused Sohail Khan after the District and Sessions Judge of Peshawar, Muhammad Younas, dismissed his bail […]

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Govt believes in freedom of expression: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday said the present democratic government fully believed in the fundamental right of freedom of expression. The minister was talking to a delegation of journalists belonging to Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Kashmir and Hazara. He said freedom of media and democracy were intertwined and were indispensable for each […]

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PPF concerned over misogynistic comments against journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina has expressed concern over the misogynistic comments against journalist Norma Devechi. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali denounced this act and urged the authorities to thoroughly investigate this incident and hold those responsible for sexually assaulting journalist, Norma Devechi. PPF also urged […]

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PPF concerned over harassment of Philippine news website Rappler

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Rodrigo Duterte, President of Philippines has expressed concern over the charges of tax evasion against the news website Rappler, its founder and journalist Maria Ressa. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has called on the authorities in Philippine to end its campaign of judicial harassment, targeting a […]

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No killer of journalists punished in last five years: report

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ISLAMABAD: As many as 26 journalists have been murdered in the country during the last five years and none of the killers have been punished, said a report launched on Friday. The report, formulated by ‘Freedomnetwork’, was set to be launched on November 2 — the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists […]

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Media houses to get all outstanding dues: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry Thursday said the federal cabinet had decided to release all the outstanding amounts to the media organisations at the federal level.He said this while briefing the media on the decisions of the federal cabinet which met under Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Prime Minister Office […]

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PPF concerned over demolition of Al-Aqsa headquarters in Gaza

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Mahmoud Abbas, President of State of Palestine and Palestinian National Authority has expressed concern over the demolition of Al-Aqsa TV headquarters in Gaza. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has called on the authorities and international organizations of media freedom to thoroughly investigate this matter and hold […]

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Bajaur Press Club closed following threats

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The Bajaur Press Club, in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province that borders Afghanistan, was closed on November 13, for an unspecified period on the orders of senior officers of the local administration due to the fear of terrorist attack. Talking to Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), Hasbanullah Khan, President of the Bajaur Press Club said the senior […]

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Arrest of senior journalist: PPP supports protesting Karachi journalists

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KARACHI: Expressing grave concern over the attack on the Karachi Press Club (KPC) and arrest of senior journalist Nasarullah Chaudhry on fabricated charges, Central Information Secretary of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Nafisa Shah on Tuesday said the PPP would raise this issue in parliament and support journalists in their struggle for democratic rights and freedom […]

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PPF concerned over attacks on Radio Station in Colombia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Iván Duque Márquez, President of Colombia has expressed concern over the third attack on the headquarters of RCN Radio in Bogotá, capital of Colombia on November 8. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has called on the Colombian government to thoroughly investigate the matter and hold those […]

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Government orders clearance of media houses’ dues to prevent layoffs

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Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Monday said Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the concerned departments to immediately clear all pending dues accruing to media houses. “In the past few weeks, the government has observed that people are being sacked from various media houses. The PTI government is committed to providing livelihood to people and […]

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Counter Terrorism Department of police pick up journalist

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Nasrullah Khan Chaudhry, a senior sub-editor of Nai Baat daily newspaper was picked up by Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of the police during a raid on his home in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city and media centre. Chaudhry’s wife Ghulam Fatima submitted an application to the police station, in which she stated that armed men some […]

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Journalists stage sit-in over KPC intrusion

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KARACHI: Journalist community on Friday staged the sit-in outside Governor’s House to protest against the intrusion of security men in plain clothes in the Karachi Press Club (KPC) and demanded of the authorities to bring the culprits to book. It is pertinent to mention here that number of gunmen in plainclothes reached the KPC in […]

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