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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 […]


PPF condemns attack on cameraman in Ghana

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana has expressed concern over the attack on David Ankomah, cameraman of Accra-based Joy News by the soldiers on June 23, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the violence against journalist working in the line of duty […]


Ruling party’s leader assaulted senior journalist

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Imtiaz Khan Faran, senior Pakistani journalist and president of the Karachi Press Club (KPC) was physically assaulted by Masroor Ali Sial, senior leader of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) during the recording of a talk show on June 20, 2019. On June 24, a video of the incident had gone viral on social media in which Sial […]


ATC summons petitioner in next hearing of media houses attack cases

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KARACHI: A special anti-terrorism court directed the petitioner and the witness on Saturday to appear before the court in the next hearing of the two cases pertaining to raising anti-state slogans, vandalism, terrorism and attack on media houses. Dr Farooq Sattar, Amir Khan, Shahid Pasha, Kunwar Naveed and other accused appeared before the court. The investigation […]


PPF condemns manhandling of journalists in Monrovia, Liberia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to George Weah, President of Liberia has expressed concern over the arrest of sports editor of the Inquirer newspaper, Cassell Webster on June 10. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the manhandling of journalists by law enforcement agencies and football association and call […]


Reporter arrested on drugs, weapons charges: police

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The Bahadurabad police have registered a case against a reporter associated with an Urdu daily on drugs and weapons charges. Asad Ali was allegedly picked up by the law enforcers on Wednesday. FIR No. 168/19 was registered late on Friday night under sections 6 and 9(c) of the Control of Narcotic Substances Act. According to […]


No odds big enough for K-P’s women journalists

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Peshawar: In Pakistan’s traditionally male-dominated setup, women continue to face cultural pressures both at home and elsewhere when it comes to pursuing a profession. Still, Pakistani women have proven themselves to be most resilient, proving their mettle in every field. Women in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, like other provinces, are opting to enter many professional fields in droves, even […]


PPF condemns murder of Brazilian journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil has expressed deep concern over the murder of Robson Giorno, founder of the news website Jornal O Maricá. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the brutal murder of a journalist and called on the Brazilian authorities to […]


PPF condemns death threats to two Congolese journalists

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo has expressed concern over the death threats to the two journalists of Democratic Republic of Congo. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned these death threats to the journalists and urged the concerned authorities […]


22 PTM workers detained in Bannu

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BANNU/WANA: At least 22 workers of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) were detained in different parts of Bannu on Monday night and sent to the Haripur central jail on Tuesday. Bannu Deputy Commissioner Attaur Rehman said that detentions had been made under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) ordinance. A reporter of […]


PPF condemns attacks on journalists in Indonesia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia has expressed concern over the attacks on journalists after unrest erupted during a protest against the election results of Indonesia. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has denounced the attack on journalists working in the line of duty and […]