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72 journalists murdered in Pakistan since 2002

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KARACHI: Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for media persons, as it has already witnessed the murder of 72 journalists since 2002, stated a report of Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), whose executive summary was shared at a seminar on “State of Pakistani Media 2018” held at the Karachi Press Club on […]

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State of Pakistani Media in 2018

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From special coercive law to blatant censorship, the Pakistani media has witness many forms of oppression in its 71 years of struggle-filled existence. But in 2018 the media endured an unprecedented level of imposed “self-censorship” through tactics unbecoming of a responsible state. Those who refuse to fall in line suffer loss of readership and viewership. Unjustified cover-ups and the suppression of truth […]

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Book launched

LAHORE: A book titled “Expression of Masculinities on Pakistani Television” written by Fatima Bilquis and Sara Tahir, was launched Wednesday at a hotel. The writers told The News that the widespread i.e. mass reach of the media makes it an indispensable tool for reinforcing the ideologies of the dominant class. Thus, in line with the […]

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Multan local court stays publication of Reham’s book

MULTAN: A civil court issued a stay order on the publication of Reham Khan’s book on a petition filed Mustafa Chohan, the PTI lawyers’ wing president, reported Geo News. The court after a brief hearing also summoned Reham, who is the former wife of PTI chief Imran Khan, as well as Husain Haqqani and the […]

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Legal, political and policy environment for Pakistani media deteriorated significantly:  Pakistan Press Freedom Report 2017

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Karachi May 3:  The legal, political and policy environment for Pakistani media deteriorated significantly and Pakistani media professionals continue to face violence while those who attack journalists enjoy impunity from prosecution. A report covering the period January 2016 to April 2017, released by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) to commemorate the World Press Freedom Day on […]

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PPF Weekly Content Monitoring Report from January 23-29

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Three missing bloggers news of returning back to homes dominated both print and electronic media during the week. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) banned a program under allegations of spreading hatred, which was set aside by Sindh High Court (SHC).However, a social activist registered case against anchor, channel’s owner and others under sections of […]

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PPF Weekly Content Monitoring Report from January 16-22

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Forced disappearance of bloggers turned into news of registration of blasphemy cases and allegations on missing activists on both TV channels and newspapers during the week. However right activists in Karachi faced brush of extremist group and Police while protesting against forced disappearance of social media activists. Electronic media watchdog Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority […]

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PPF Weekly Media Content Monitoring Report of January 9-15

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Forced disappearance of social media activists and bloggers subjugated most of the media coverage in both print and electronic media during the week.  Five social media activists and bloggers are believed to be abducted just for using the right of expression. Owing to the sensitivity of the issue, Pakistan Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani took notice […]

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PPF Weekly Media Content Monitoring Report of January 2-8

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Code of conduct for electronic media, defacing the press club, justice for slain journalist Shan Dahar and arrests of journalists were the major issues covered by media during the week. As per Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) monitoring 25 out of 88 news items were related to Freedom of Expression category, 23 related to media development; […]

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Weekly Content Monitoring Report from December 26, 2016 to January 1, 2017

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) monitored 93 news items in both newspapers and TV channels during the week. Fifty six of the news makers were males, 30 females; while in seven news items gender of spokesperson was not mentioned. 35 news items were related to media regulation; 17 related to media development; 13 were from media […]

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PPF Weekly Media Content Monitoring Report of December 19-25

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) monitored 78 news items in both newspapers and TV channels during the week. Sixty five of the news makers were males, nine females; while in four news items gender of spokesperson was not mentioned. Twenty two news items were related to media development; 21 related to freedom of expression and safety […]

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PPF Weekly Media Content Monitoring Report of December 12-18

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) monitored 64 news items in both newspapers and TV channels during the week. Majority of the news makers were 50 males, two females; while in 12 news items gender of spokesperson was not mentioned. According to PPF monitoring 15 news items were related to freedom of expression, media safety news items […]

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PPF Weekly Media Content Monitoring Report of December 5-11

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) monitored 95 news items in both newspapers and TV channels during the week. Majority of the news makers were 71 males, 12 females; while in 12 news items gender of spokesperson was not mentioned. According to PPF monitoring 41 news items were related to freedom of expression, 21 media development and […]

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PPF Weekly Media Content Monitoring Report of Nov 28- Dec 4

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According to Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) monitoring 69 news items were related to freedom of expression, 20 media safety and general news items were 12, five news items regarding media obituary; while one related to media ethics and one media development. PPF monitored 108 news items in both newspapers and TV channels during the week. […]

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