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Pakistan witnessing worrying new policies and practices that can seriously undermine freedom of expression and safety of media professionals

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Pakistan is witnessing worrying new policies and practices that can have serious consequences on freedom of expression and safety of media in the country, according to the Pakistan Press Freedom Report issued by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) on World Press Freedom Day commemorated globally on May 3. The report cites aggressive system of editorial advice […]


Pakistani newspapers’ coverage of media focuses on flexing of muscles by electronic media regulators

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Pakistan’s print media highlighted important issues including the revival of Censorship Committee on Defence Planning (CCDP) after 18 years; the recent flexing of muscles by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to regulate private TV channels and the opening of Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi. PPF monitored […]

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Those who murder, injure and assault journalists are almost never punished in Pakistan

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A report on safety of Pakistani media professionals presents a bleak picture of level of insecurity faced by Pakistani journalists and calls of serious efforts by governments and media to change the present situation where those that kill, injure, abduct and threaten journalists are almost never punished. The Report on Safety of Media Workers released […]

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صحافیوں کو قتل، زخمی اور تشدد کا نشانہ بنا نےوالوں کو پاکستان میں کبھی سزا نہیں دی گئی

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پاکستان میں ذرائع ابلاغ سے وابستہ کارکنان کی حفاظت کے حوالے سے جاری ہونے والے ایک رپورٹ پاکستان میں صحافیوں کو درپیش عدم تحفظ کی بھیانک تصویر پیش کرتی ہے اور حکومت اور ذرائع ابلاغ سے موجودہ صورت حال کو تبدیل کرنے کے لیے سنجیدہ کوششوں کا مطالبہ کرتی ہے کہ جہاں صحافیوں کو قتل، […]

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People’s issues remain neglected as politics hogs media coverage: PPF report

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Karachi: Politics hogs the most space and airtime in print and electronic media, respectively, while human rights and related issues are usually on the sidelines, according to the findings of a survey released by the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) on Tuesday. The report, titled “Ethical Dimensions of Media Content in Pakistan” was launched with the […]

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The rivalries must go one – Pakistan media bitterly divided

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2014 has been one of the most difficult years for the Pakistani media. Due to the alarming, yet familiar, threats from militant groups, law enforcement agencies, and political parties, the Pakistani media remained bitterly divided. The annual press freedom report released here by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) said that 2014 saw media professionals paying a […]

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Needs assessment on promoting ethics and transparecy in Pakistani media

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Across the world, media as an industry faces challenges that are social, political, and commercial. The demands from the consumers of the media to be constantly fed information that is accurate and current, put additional pressure on the media practitioners. Situation in Pakistan is even more critical than in most places and assessment of ethical […]

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Ethics in Conflict Coverage

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A report addressing key ethical issues facing Pakistan’s media covering conflict. It raises fundamental questions and offers answers to improve standards in journalism. Click on following link to view the complete report. Ethics in Conflict Coverage

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Civil Society Organizations hiding their identity for fear of militants in Balochistan

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A grave situation prevails in Balochistan where the civil society organizations have removed boards and name plates from their office buildings, their staff and officials do not carry ID cards or any other document while travelling for the fear of militants. According to them the NGO people are the main target of militants and other […]

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Politicians using media for electioneering instead of visiting constituencies

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The speakers at a panel discussion held during a workshop on ‘Role of Media in Current Political Scenario’ viewed that the political parties and their candidates were using the media for their election campaign instead of visiting their respective constituencies for canvassing. “The candidates used to visit their constituencies and conduct electioneering through corner meetings […]

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Reporting Afghanistan: Mapping Afghan conflict in Pakistani media by Intermedia

  A media monitoring report analyzing news  content from April to August 2012   Author: Sadaf Baig Editor: Aurangzaib Khan   This  report is  part of an ongoing  project to monitor  various  types  of conflicts as covered by select samples of media  in Pakistan, including newspapers and TV channels. In this  report,  the  focus  is  […]

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Reporting Afghanistan Mapping Afghan conflict in Pakistani media: by Intermedia

November 2012 Reporting Afghanistan Mapping Afghan conflict in Pakistani media A media monitoring report analyzing news content from April to August 2012 Author: Sadaf Baig Editor: Aurangzaib Khan This report is part of an ongoing project to monitor various types of conflicts as covered by select samples of media in Pakistan, including newspapers and TV channels. In this […]

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International Day to End Impunity for Violence against Journalists report 2012

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) Report on Murder of Pakistani Journalists From January 2002 to November 2012 Released on November 23: International Day to End Impunity for Violence against Journalists  At least 48 journalists have been killed in the line of duty in Pakistan in last ten years and 35 of them were deliberately targeted and […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) In Collaboration with NED Report of Workshop with rural journalists on “Human Rights and the role of Media”

October 22-24 2012 Mithi Media has emerged as voice of voiceless people in Pakistan and many people have received relief for the vibrant and independent reporting of the journalists. Human Rights violations in Pakistan have been exposed by both print and electronic media courageously. Pakistani state should honour the international declarations and conventions and ensure […]

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