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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 […]


Slain journalist Saleem Shahzad’s family lost the hope for Justice

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KARACHI, May 30: “We have no hope and faith on police and government as they are not serious in providing justice as no progress has been made in the case in fact “they” neglected the commission’s recommendations” says Anita, widow of slain journalist Saleem Shahzad. On May 29, 2011, Shahzad was picked up from federal […]


مقتول صحافی سلیم شہزاد کا خاندان انصاف سے ناامید

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کراچی، 30 مئی: مقتول صحافی سلیم شہزاد کی بیوہ انیتا نے کہا ہے کہ “ہمیں پولیس اور حکومت سے کوئی امید ہے،  نہ ہی ان پر بھروسہ کیونکہ وہ انصاف کی فراہمی میں بالکل دلچسپی نہیں رکھتے اور نہ ہی مقدمے میں کوئی پیش رفت کی گئی ہے بلکہ درحقیقت “انہوں” نے کمیشن کی تجاویز […]


Amir Khan granted bail in four media house attack cases

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MQM-P leader denies his party has connections with London An anti-terrorism court (ATC) granted bail to Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Amir Khan against Rs50,000 in each of the four media house attack cases. Khan, senior deputy convener of the party, and MQM-P chief Dr Farooq Sattar have already obtained protective bail in several such […]


PPF raise voices to end Press freedom violations

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned over the killings of media workers including journalist, ill treatment with a journalist, violation of media rights and freedom of expression in Afghanistan, Mexico, Egypt, Malaysia and Ukraine. On May 24, 2017, PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, expressed serious […]


PPF condemns the murderous terrorist attack on Afghan TV station  

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  Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, expressed serious concern over the killing of four media workers in the terrorist attack on the National Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) Afghan state Television station in Jalal Abad, capital of eastern Nangarhar province. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his […]


PPF seeks justice for slain Mexican journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, is alarmed over the killing of Javier Valdez Cárdenas on May 15, in Culiacán, the capital of Sinaloa state. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government of Mexico, to thoroughly investigate the incident and bring to justice, the perpetrators […]


PPF seeks justice for Malaysian journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak expressed serious concern that the trial of Malaysiakini Chief Executive Officer, PremeshChandran on May 15 over the airing of an allegedly ‘offensive’ video on KiniTV website. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter to Malaysian government demanded to immediately […]