Media Safety | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) - Part 35
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IHC summons Nisar over blasphemy on social sites

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ISLAMABAD: Hearing a contempt petition against non-implementation of court orders regarding blockage of blasphemous content on the social media, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday directed Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to appear before the court in person on Wednesday (today). The bench in its order noted: […]

Three ‘extortionists’ impersonating journalists, law enforcers held

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The Sindh Rangers on Tuesday arrested three suspects, who allegedly work as facilitators for a political party. A spokesman for the Sindh Rangers said the arrested men – Faraz Tariq, Mohammed Sajjad and Zarrar Ahmed – extorted money from Lalu Khait, Liaquatabad area, as they pretended to be journalists and officials of the law enforcement […]

PHWU hosts reception for newly-elected KUJ officials

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Herald Workers Union (PHWU) hosted a reception in honour of the newly-elected office-bearers of the Karachi Union of Journalists at its union office here on Saturday. On this occasion, the leadership of both unions agreed to take forward the ongoing struggle for the protection and safety of journalists in the metropolis in […]

Daniel Pearl’s murderer getting all facilities under jail manual, say prison authorities

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KARACHI: All facilities guaranteed under the jail manual, including meetings with family members and lawyer, are being provided in prison to Ahmed Omar Shaikh, who was convicted to death for killing American journalist Daniel Pearl. Prison authorities stated this in a report submitted to a two-judge bench, headed by Justice Ahmed Ali M Sheikh, of the […]

KUJ to send its recommendations to government this month

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The Karachi Union of Journalists organised a discussion on the Journalists Welfare and Protection Bill, 2016, on Wednesday and prepared its recommendations and suggestions for incorporation in the proposed law that would be sent to the federal government this month. The discussion session was organised at the Karachi Press Club and attended by senior journalists, […]

Experts call for economic security of journalists

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ISLAMABAD: As many as 105 journalists lost their lives in the line of duty in past six years in Pakistan (2010-16) that has been regarded as one of the most dangerous countries for the media persons. The state and media industry need to come together to take steps on war-footing to ensure not only physical […]

PPF concerned over Murders of two Radio broadcasters

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to the H.E. Danilo Medina Sánchez President of the Dominican Republic, expressed concern over the murders of radio broadcaster Luis Manuel Medina Pérez  and producer Leónidas Antonio Evangelista Martínez during live broadcast on February 15, 2017 in the southeastern city of San Pedro de Macorís. PPF Secretary General Owais […]

‘115 journalists killed, 185 injured in Pakistan since 1990’

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Speakers say PFUJ and other such organisations will have to take ownership of journalists’ safety; abduction of four bloggers shows people on digital media too at risk Since 1990, 115 journalists have been killed and 185 injured in Pakistan while performing their duties, which shows that they are working in a dangerous environment where they […]