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‘Setting up media courts is an attack on media’

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LAHORE: A Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker termed the government’s suggestion of setting up media courts as an “attack on the media itself”. Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Hina Pervez Butt strongly condemned the government’s suggestion in a resolution submitted at the Punjab Assembly secretariat. The MPA contended that the government’s act of censorship is tantamount […]


Government to set up media courts in the country

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The Government of Pakistan on July 24 proposed to establish media courts to resolve issues related to the media industry and ensure timely justice to the victims of media, besides introducing a new advertising policy and issuing licenses to 58 new TV channels. Firdous Ashiq Awan, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information […]


GFMD DELIVER AN ORAL STATEMENT AT THE UN HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT

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On July 19th at the 2019 UN High-Level Segment held at the United Nations HQ, GFMD, represented by Owais Aslam, Secretary General of Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and member of the GFMD Steering Committee, delivered an oral statement. In this statement, our network called for the strengthening of pluralistic and independent media and journalism on the road […]

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PBA slams Geo’s relocation by cable operators

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has condemned the relocation of Geo News from its original position to later numbers of channels by the media regulator Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). In a statement on Tuesday, the PBA said a complaint was lodged by its member channel Geo News, saying it had been moved on several cable […]

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Firdous says federal govt committed to freedom of press

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KARACHI: Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information, has assured the APNS that the federal government is committed to the freedom of press and address the problems faced by the newspaper industry. Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan visited the APNS House and held a meeting with the APNS members wherein she […]

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Reporters of television channels attacked by lawyers

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Two reporters Muhammad Tayyab of Channel 41 and Ali Raza of Channel 24 television channels and a cameraman of Channel 24 Waqas Ahmed were beaten by a group of lawyers of Supreme Bar Council including the Bar Secretary, Shahid Munir on July 23, 2019 in Faisalabad. Tayyab, Raza and Ahmed were taking interview of Muaz […]

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Bilawal says opposition facing ‘censorship’ in Parliament

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Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that the opposition was facing ‘censorship’ in the Parliament. Addressing the National Assembly, Bilawal said constructive criticism was important for every democracy, however, our opposition is facing ‘censorship’ in the parliament. “Ban on the use of word ‘selected’ is the worst censorship in history”, […]

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Firdous Awan visits KPC, assures journalists of support

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Karachi: Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, the special assistant to the prime minister on information and broadcasting, has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will effectively advocate the case of Pakistan during his meeting with US President Donald Trump. Speaking to media at the Karachi Press Club on Monday, Awan said that Imran Khan had gone […]

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Attack on media freedom

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PTI trolls did no service to their party when on Tuesday they started a smear campaign on Twitter against independent media houses and journalists giving unfavourable coverage to its policies. The party’s social media wing fired off at least two dozen tweets in English and Urdu attacking the media for allegedly using freedom of expression […]

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PPF condemns detention of Cuban journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Miguel Díaz-Canel, President of Cuba has expressed concern over the detention of Ricardo Fernández Izaguirre, a journalist and correspondent of 14ymedio portal. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the detention of journalist and call on the concerned authorities to immediately release him without any charges. […]

Freedom of Expression, Media and Governance, Media Safety, Protest Letters by PPF


Why Is Pakistan’s Media In Crisis?

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It has been an eventfully torrid new millennium so far for the media sector in Pakistan, which has grown enormously in terms of scale and influence. From virtually a staid state-owned broadcast sector at the turn of the century, the sector has morphed into a cacophonous landscape of dozens of independent news and entertainment channels […]

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Freedom of expression

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The Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi was severely criticized by a Canadian social media activist during the ‘Global Conference for Media Freedom: London 2019’. The complainant accused the foreign minister (his government) of censoring his twitter account, telling him that ‘he had no right to silence his journalistic and personal freedom’. Both the […]

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PPF condemns the attack on TV journalist in Uganda

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda has expressed concern over the attack on journalist Godfrey Katongole on July 15, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the attack on journalists working in the line of duty and urged the concerned authorities to immediately look into this […]

Broadcasting, Freedom of Expression, Media Safety, Protest Letters by PPF, Television


Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellowship Opportunities

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General Fellowship  Early-career professional journalists from developing countries with proficiency in English can apply for a six-month fellowship. Alfred Friendly provides fellows with basic and advanced hands-on instruction at the Missouri School of Journalism and places them in leading U.S. newsrooms. The successful candidate will be 25-35 years old and have at least three years […]

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