General News | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

Pakistan Press Foundation

General News

Speakers vow to fight for solving media workers’ problems

Pakistan Press Foundation

QUETTA: The participants of a seminar organised by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Friday resolved to fight for the right to speech and dissent guaranteed by the Constitution to every citizen. The speakers vowed to take “every possible measure” for solving media workers’ problems. Ali Ahmed Kurd, a former president of the […]


PTI leader accuses journalists of “acting like PPP workers”.

Pakistan Press Foundation

Leader of the Opposition in the Sindh Assembly PTI’s lawmaker Haleem Adil Sheikh, while addressing the media after the sindh assembly session on Tuesday, accused journalists of “acting like PPP workers”. Sheikh’s remarks came in response to a question from a journalist, who asked about video footage showing PTI lawmakers manhandling members of their own […]


PFUJ demands Shehbaz Gill’s removal for trolling women journalists

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has strongly condemned trolling of women journalists and anchorpersons by Shahbaz Gill, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, and demanded his resignation In a joint statement, President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary-General Nasir Zaidi called for Gill’s immediate removal. They said he has proven time and again to be unfit […]


CPNE urges Punjab govt to play role in resolving financial crisis of media industry

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has once again urged the government to release outstanding dues of newspapers and publications. A meeting of the CPNE Punjab Committee was held with Editor-in-Chief 92 Newspaper Muhammad Haider Amin in chair at Daily Times’ office on Tuesday. All the participants were unanimous in their demand that […]


Journalism and the internet

Pakistan Press Foundation

IT is undeniable that the internet and social media have fundamentally changed the media landscape in the world in more ways than one. And as governments get eager to regulate the internet, media groups are lobbying for laws that can help them get a share of the profits internet companies make through adverts on the […]


Democratic Panel clean sweeps KUJ Dastoor polls

Pakistan Press Foundation

Rashid Aziz and Moosa Kaleem were elected the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) Dastoor’s president and general secretary respectively for the year 2021-22 after the elections held at the Karachi Press Club. According to the results announced by the election committee, the KUJ’s Democratic Panel bagged all of the seats. Aslam Khan and Wakeelur Rehman […]


Govt asked to legislate for ensuring freedom of press

Pakistan Press Foundation

PESHAWAR: The participants of a seminar have demanded of the federal government to legislate for ensuring freedom of press, protection of rights of journalists and financial support to sacked media persons. The seminar titled ‘Freedom of press and resolution of media crisis’ was arranged by Khyber Union of Journalists at Peshawar Press Club on Wednesday. […]


Balochistan Voices turns five

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD—On February 20, 2021, Balochistan Voices turned five highlighting the province’s pressing issues often ignored by mainstream media. In the last five years, Balochistan Voices published almost 2,000 articles on various subjects, including but not limited to socio-economics, politics, development, gender equality, climate change, fact-checking, book reviews, and more. Balochistan Voices in its five-year journey […]


SHC rejects bail application of journalist’s murderers

Pakistan Press Foundation

LARKANA: Sindh High Court Circuit Court, Larkana, rejected bail application of two accused nominated in the murder of a journalist of Dodapur Zulfiqar Ali Mandrani here on Monday. The accused were directed to contact the trial court and also ordered daily hearings. According to a report, drug peddlers last year on 26th May had murdered […]


PTI lawmaker pledges to help resolve issues of journalists

Pakistan Press Foundation

MINGORA: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Member National Assembly (MNA) Haider Ali Khan on Sunday said that the media was the fourth pillar of the state. Addressing a gathering of journalists at the Swat Press Club, he said unfortunately the social and digital media platforms were being mostly used for spreading fake news. “Through the social media, […]


Labour of love

Pakistan Press Foundation

From Layoffs to Lashes, a compilation of 58 articles (36 in Urdu and 22 in English), vividly chronicles the fights waged by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) over the last 70 years to protect and promote press freedom and the economic wellbeing of working journalists; and in between trying to prosecute cases of […]


Minister opens Swat media housing society

Pakistan Press Foundation

Special Assistant to Chief Minister (SACM) Kamran Bangash says the welfare of the journalist is one of the top priority of the Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaaf (PTI), and for this purpose, all the necessary steps are being taken. He said this at the inauguration of the media housing society at Dangram, an area of Mingora, in Swat […]


Women’s participation in Media, Technology is imperative for betterment of country: Fawad

Pakistan Press Foundation

Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhary Fawad Hussain says there is a dire need to change syllabus of Media sciences to cope with the needs of modern era. Addressing a two-day International Media Conference at Fatima Jinnah Women University in Rawalpindi, the minister said Pakistan’s relations with digital companies had deteriorated due to some bad […]


High time to focus on media education and research

Pakistan Press Foundation

Rawalpindi: International Media Conference 2021 kick started at Fatima Jinnah Women University. International Media Conference 2021 titled ‘Digital Media Ecologies in the New Normal: Challenges and Opportunities’ commenced here on Wednesday at the Fatima Jinnah Women University premises. The conference will continue on February 18th, 2021. Federal Minister for Science and Technology. Fawad Chaudhary was […]