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Pakistani journalist attacked by police officers

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Shaukat Korai, court reporter of News One TV channel   was assaulted in the premises of Sindh High Court (SHC) by Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) officers in Karachi on April 27. Korai  told Pakistan Press Foundation that he was present in the court for his routine coverage, when CTD officers brought few suspects to Anti-Terrorism Court’s administrative […]


PPF condemns attack on journalist in Kabul

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan has expressed concern over the attack on journalist and editor-in-chief of 1TV Abdullah Khejani by the Presidential Protection Guards (PPS) on April 22 in Kabul. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has denounced the attack on a senior journalist […]


Press freedom hero

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IF evidence of the perils of being a journalist in Pakistan today were still needed, the IPI’s Press Freedom Hero Award for this year provides it — resoundingly so. Dawn’s Cyril Almeida has endured an over two-year long campaign both overt and insidious, conducted with the express objective of silencing him, even if it put his […]


Attack on journalist’s house condemned

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SHIKARPUR – The house of senior journalist Waheed Phulpoto was attacked by armed assailants belonging to Brohi tribe in the limits of Lakhi Gate police station here on Thursday. According to police, the accused were identified as Asif Brohi and his accomplices, inhabitants of Ghari Yasin tehsil of Shikarpur. They ran away after harassing the […]


Court reserves order on journalist’s bail plea

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KARACHI: A district court on Wednesday res­erv­ed its order on an application seeking confirmation of an interim pre-arrest bail of journalist Shahzeb Ali Shah Jillani in a case involving alleged cyber-terrorism, electronic forgery and giving defamatory remarks about state institutions. The FIA had booked Mr Jillani in a case registered under sections 500, 109 and […]


Protest against ‘unjust’ arrest of journalist

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Shikarpur – A large number of people belonging to different walks of life took out a protest rally against, ‘what they said’, the unjust arrest of local journalist Mushtaq Sarki here on Monday. The rally, organised under the auspices of Shikarpur Youth at Lakhi Gate clock tower, was led by Shikarpur Union of Journalists (SUJ) […]


2 terrorists linked with Pearl killing arrested

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MANSEHRA  –   Two Pakistan Taliban terrorists have been arrested for their involvement in the kidnapping and killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl and several terror-related activities in the country, officials said on Friday. The Counter-Terrorism Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Mansehra district said they are the most dreaded terrorists of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Daniel Pearl, […]


PPF condemns law suit against radio talk show host

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to George Weah, President of Liberia has expressed concern over the law suit against radio talk show host, Henry Costa. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, has condemned the action taken against the journalist and Roots FM and urged the concerned authorities to immediately look into this matter […]


Govt striving to resolve media issues: Samsam

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LAHORE: Punjab Information and Culture Minister Syed Samsam Ali Bukhari said Thursday the government was making all-out efforts to solve the problems of the journalist community. He was chairing a departmental meeting at the office of DGPR Punjab here on Thursday. Secretary Information Momin Agha, DGPR Punjab Dr. Muhammad Aslam Dogar and others attended the […]


Define ‘reasonable curbs’, says Babar

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) Secretary General Farhatullah Babar said Thursday the freedom of expression was being increasingly curbed. He was speaking said at a discussion — Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists — organised by the National Commission on Human Rights here at a local hotel on Thursday. Babar said the Article […]


Journo, brother injured in armed attack

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MIRPURKHAS : A local journalist and his brother were seriously injured in an attack by suspects in Baloch Para of Lalchandabad here the other day. According to police, local journalist Fahad Malik and his younger brother Abdul Wahab Malik were at their house when suspect Sarwar Awan and his two sons including Azeem Sarwar Awan […]


Journalist’s bail extended by one week

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KARACHI: A district court on Wednesday extended by one week an interim pre-arrest bail of journalist Shahzeb Ali Shah Jillani in a case pertaining to cyber terrorism, electronic forgery and giving defamatory remarks about institutions of the state. The Federal Investigation Agency had booked Mr Jillani in a case registered under Sections 500 (punishment for […]


RSF slams move to charge reporter with ‘cyber-terrorism’

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KARACHI: A global media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), on Tuesday slammed attempts to “intimidate Pakistan’s journalists” and said a reporter critical of army and intelligence services was being prosecuted for “cyber-terrorism”. The global watchdog said Shahzeb Jillani, who worked for Dunya News and had also worked for BBCand Deutsche Welle in the past, was currently facing charges under a controversial electronic […]


PPF condemns attack on office of local media organization in Harare

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe has expressed concern over the attack on office of 263 Chat, Harare based local media organization. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned the attack on the reporter and office of 263 Chat and urged the authorities to […]