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PPF condemns imprisonment of Nigerian journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria has expressed concern over the imprisonment of Nigerian journalist, Obinna Don Norman. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has called on the Nigerian authorities to immediately release Norman and drop all charges against him. PPF also urged to review […]


Right of freedom of speech not absolute: SC

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ISLAMABAD-  The Supreme Court has observed that the right of freedom of speech and expression guaranteed under Article 19 of the Constitution is not absolute. The top court has further observed that the said right cannot be stretched to cover a speech, comment or publication which may tend to influence, impede, embarrass or obstruct the […]


PPF condemns detention of two journalists in Kazakhstan

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan has expressed concern over the detention of Sania Toyken and Sanat Nurbekov, correspondent and cameraman of Radio Azattyk. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned the detention of journalists and termed it an attack on media freedom. PPF also urged the […]


PPF condemns the ongoing attacks on Prime Television

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Edgar Lungu, President of Zambia has expressed concern over the recent attacks on Lusaka based Prime Television. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned the continuous attacks on Prime TV and urged the political parties and authorities in the Zambia to stop targeting […]


Fawad Chaudhry’s insistence

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Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry told a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Information on February 25 that there was a need for a centralised regulatory authority for all types of media, print, electronic and digital. The minister mustered in support of his idea the convergence of news and entertainment in mobile phones because of […]


PPF condemns harassment on Zimbabwean journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe has expressed concern over the harassment on Zimbabwean journalist, Tafara Chikumira. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned the attack on journalist by political party’s security officials and urged the authorities and political parties to stop targeting journalists […]


Journalists protest against layoffs, pay-cuts

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KARACHI: Dozens of journalists took out a procession on Tuesday from their offices to the Karachi Press Club in protest against layoffs, non-payment of salaries and deduction in salaries of their colleagues by both print and broadcast media houses. A large number of members of the Pakistan Herald Workers Union representing Dawn Media Group, working […]


PPF condemns attacks on journalists and media workers during Nigeria’s election coverage

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria has expressed concern over the attacks on journalists and media workers during coverage of Nigeria’s Presidential and Senatorial elections held on February 23, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned the attacks on journalists during election coverage […]


PPF condemns entrance ban on Russian journalist in Moldova

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Igor Dodon, President of Moldova has expressed concern over the ban on journalist Olga Yuryeva from entering Moldova. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned this act of country’s law enforcement agencies and termed it an attack on media freedom. PPF also urged […]


PPF denounces murder of Mexican commentator

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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 Mexican commentator Jesús Eugenio Ramos Rodríguez. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has denounced the increasing rate of violence against journalists in Mexico and called on the Mexican government […]


TV journalist held for ‘defaming’ state institutions granted bail

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A duty magistrate in Lahore on Sunday granted bail to Din News TV host Rizwanur Rehman Razi ‘Dada’, who was arrested a day earlier for allegedly uploading “defamatory and obnoxious” posts against the judiciary, government institutions and intelligence agencies on his Twitter account. The magistrate ordered his release on bail against a surety bond of Rs100,000. The Federal Investigation […]


PPF condemns attack on Kalush FM radio station

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine has expressed concern over the attack on the editorial office of Kalush FM, radio station on February 8. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the attack on radio station and called on the authorities to punish those responsible behind this […]


Faizabad judgment

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The apex court has issued a strong verdict in the 2017 Faizabad sit-in case. The court had taken up the matter as a suo-motu case and had reserved judgment in November 2018 after hearing the attorney general of Pakistan, the Election Commission of Pakistan and Pemra. The SC has minced no words while noting with […]


Sindh PA passes resolution for payment of govt ad arrears

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KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Friday unanimously passed a resolution calling upon the federal and provincial governments to immediately release payment of the outstanding advertising dues of the media organizations to save them from further crisis severely affecting their employees. The resolution was moved in the house by MPA of ruling Pakistan People’s Party Burhan […]