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PPF concerned over a year imprisonment to Iranian Journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Hassan Rouhani, President of Islamic Republic Iran expressed concern over the one year imprisonment to Isa Saharkhiz for “insulting the former president” and “defaming the head of the judiciary” on April 26. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged Iranian government to immediately release […]


Pakistan Press Foundation is concerned over the detention of six online media activists

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand has expressed concern over the detention of six online media activists including human rights lawyer Prawet Praphanukul and activist Danai Tibsuya under lèse majesté law. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged the government of Thailand instead of […]


SHC restores Bol News licence

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday ordered restoration of the licence of Bol TV channel which was revoked for failing to secure security clearance for its directors from the interior ministry. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Autho­rity (Pemra) had on Wed­nes­day revoked the lice­n­ce of Bol News after the interior ministry rejec­ted security clearance […]


Journalists stage rallies to show solidarity with Dawn

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KARACHI: Journalists staged rallies in different parts of the country on Wednesday on the call of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) to mark the World Press Freedom Day and to show solidarity with Dawn. The show of solidarity comes amid reports that the government has recommended disciplinary action against the paper and its […]


Facebook blocking blasphemous, anti-state content

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1,864 pieces of content blocked so far on request of Pakistan govt since 2013 WASHINGTON: Facebook, which has about 28 million users in the country, has admitted that it is carefully reviewing its content in Pakistan and cooperating with the government in blocking blasphemous and anti-state content. A spokesman for the social media giant told […]


Pemra revokes Bol TV licences

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ISLAMABAD: As the interior ministry has turned down the security clearance of directors of Labbaik Pvt Ltd, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has cancelled the satellite TV licences of Bol News and Bol Entertainment. The interior ministry refused security clearance of the company’s directors Shoaib A. Shaikh, Ayesha Shoaib Sheikh, Viqas Atiq and Sarwat […]


NA body suggests Rs500m welfare fund for journalists

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ISLAMABAD: The standing committee of National Assembly on Information and Broadcasting has suggested to form a welfare fund of Rs500 million for journalists.  The meeting of Standing Committee of the National Assembly for Information, Broadcasting and Heritage was held under the Chairmanship of MNA Muhammad Aslam Bodla. Committee chairman said that the security and welfare […]


After one year of reinvestigation, no progress in the case of Shan Dahar’s killing

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On 19 April 2016 Sindh Police announced they would reopen the investigation of the killing of Abb Takk Television journalist Shan Dahar at the urging of his family and local press groups, including IFEX member the Pakistan Press Foundation. A year later the investigation remains at a stand still, while threats against the family hint […]


Journalists demand action against police for failing to nab attackers

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MIRPURKHAS – Senior journalist and general secretary of National press club taluka kot Ghulam Muhmmad , Muhammad Ismail Gorchani , who was seriously injured in murderious attack near 10 mile Mori, taluka Kot Ghulam Muhammad on Tuesday night has been admitted in ICU ward of civil hospital Hyderabad due to his serious condition, while Kot […]


Pemra nets Rs70m in fines

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ISLAMABAD: The country’s electronic media watchdog has imposed fines to the tune of Rs70 million in 119 cases over the course of the past two years. According to a report, submitted to the Islamabad High Court by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman Absar Alam, the authority has issued 166 show cause notices to […]


G-B papers resume publication after PFUJ talks with govt

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ISLAMABAD: Intensive and long talks were held between representatives of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and federal and Gilgit-Baltistan governments to sort out the issue of registration of cases against journalists. According to sources, Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafizur Rehman, G-B information minister and senior government officials, federal government’s Principal Information Officer (PIO) Rao Tehseen, […]


Govt ‘committed’ to journalists safety: Minister

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ISLAMABAD – Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that the government was committed to safeguarding the rights of journalists across the country. Addressing a protest rally taken out by journalists outside the Parliament against the closure of newspapers in Gilgit-Baltistan owing to government’s apathy, she said that all the issues […]


Journalists’ killings: Pakistan stands sixth among 20 deadliest countries

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WASHINGTON: A recent report from the Committee to Protect Journalists has said 40 journalists have been killed in India and 60 in Pakistan in the last 25 years, reports foreign media. These numbers merely indicate cases that have been reported. All in all, the report says 1,234 journalists have been killed worldwide since 1992. The […]


Pakistan Press Foundation concern over the criminal charges on Canadian Journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada has expressed serious concern over the criminal charges on  Justin Brake, reporter and editor for The Independent.ca, for his reporting on the Indigenous occupation of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric construction project in October 2016. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged […]