Attack | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

Paksitan Press Foundtion

‘Editors for Safety’ expresses concern over attacks on media by supporters of some religious organisations

Pakistan Press Foundation

‘Editors for Safety’, an organisation of newspaper editors and heads of television channels working for safety and security of journalists, has expressed it’s serious concern on a series of attacks on journalists and television crews in different cities by supporters of some religious organisations during today’s protest rallies. Reports from Lahore, Karachi, Hyderabad and some […]

Freedom of Expression, Front Page , , ,


Pakistan Press Foundation expresses concern over attack on Mexican journalist

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto expressed concern over the attack on Mexican daily newspaper El Criollo’s reporter Sala Garcia at his home in Tabasco state by two armed assailants on 10 February 2016. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter to Mexico President urged […]

Protest Letters by PPF , , ,


Pakistan Press Foundation expressed concern over attack by unidentified armed men on two Turkish newspapers offices

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to President of Turkey,Recep Erdogan, expressed concern over attack by unidentified 3-4 masked persons with guns and molotov cocktails on offices of Turkish daily newspapers Yeni Safak and Yeni Akit. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged Turkish government to ensure that anyone attacking a […]

Protest Letters by PPF , , , ,


Senior Jang reporter attacked in Pindi

Pakistan Press Foundation

RAWALPINDI: Senior reporter of Jang, Ayub Nasir, has been injured in an attack on him by unidentified car riders. He was going to his home in the Media Town from his office in Blue Area on Friday night when a car intercepted him near the PWD Colony. Three unidentified men came out of the car, […]

General News , , ,


Journalists stage demo for security at workplaces

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Various journalist bodies on Monday staged a demonstration here outside the National Press Club (NPC) urging the government to ensure foolproof security at their workplaces. The protest was held on the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) which was attended by the members of Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ), NPC and other […]

Freedom of Expression , , ,


Media freedom: Assembly unanimous in condemning TV station attack

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: The Provincial Assembly on Monday passed a unanimous resolution condemning an attack on the office of a television channel. The resolution demanded that the government take the necessary security measures to protect journalists and media houses. The session chaired by Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal had earlier witnessed a token walkout by journalists from the […]

Freedom of Expression , , ,


One injured in a hand grenade attack by Islamic State on office of television channel

Pakistan Press Foundation

Video editor of “ARY News” television channel was injured in attacked by militants of Islamic State (IS) on January 13, in Islamabad the capital of Pakistan. The attackers on a motorcycle hurled a hand grenade and fired shots at the office. The security guard tried to catch the attackers but not succeeded. Omar Hayat, a […]

Freedom of Expression, Front Page , , ,


Pakistan Hindu Council slams Sindh govt for failing to protect minorities

Pakistan Press Foundation

Karachi: Unless the Pakistan People’s Party-led Sindh government stops its unnecessary meddling in policing and administrative affairs, lives of innocent children will continue to be lost and attacks against minority communities will not be controlled. This was said by Dr Ramesh Vankwani, the patron-in-chief of the Pakistan Hindu Council and an MNA of the federally-ruling […]

Human Rights , , ,


#Dunyaunderattack, three injured as office gets bombed

Pakistan Press Foundation

FAISALABAD (Dunya News) – Dunya News came under a grenade attack Friday from unknown assailants of banned organization as its Bureau office in Faisalabad was bombed, injuring three of its employees. The attack shattered windows, while cars and motorcycles parked outside were significantly damaged by the explosion. Threatening pamphlets were also dropped at the crime […]

Freedom of Expression, Front Page , , ,


Past in Perspective

Pakistan Press Foundation

”Journalists are bigger terrorists than terrorists themselves.” –Asif Ali Zardari’s frustration on Pakistani media during an address to businessmen from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad 2009. Asif Ali Zardari was addressing members of the delegation of the Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), during which he commented on the role of journalists in Pakistan. The president […]

Freedom of Expression , , ,


Journalist shot dead in Tank

Pakistan Press Foundation

TANK: Tribal journalist and human rights activist Mohammad Zaman Mehsud was gunned down in an ambush in Tank, southern district of Khyber Pakhtun­khwa, on Tuesday, only a day after the International Day of End Impunity Against Journalists was observed the world over. Police and witnesses said that Zaman Mehsud was going to Tank from Gomal […]

Freedom of Expression, Front Page , , ,


In the crosshairs: Pakistan’s journalists

Pakistan Press Foundation

It’s been a year and three months since the last attack on Pakistani journalist Jamshed Baghwan’s house in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan’s province Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The July 2, 2014 incident was the third on his house in four months. Baghwan, the bureau chief for Express News in Peshawar, recalls how difficult that time was. His […]

Front Page , , ,


TV channel’s van attacked in Karachi

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: Men on a motorcycle opened fire at a digital satellite news-gathering (DSNG) van of Samaa TV in Liaquatabad area on Sunday. A cameraman, a technician and the driver of the vehicle escaped unhurt but its rear window was smashed by a bullet. According to Karachi-West Deputy Inspector General of Police Feroze Shah, the same […]

Freedom of Expression , , ,


Shooting on DSNG van of a private news channel of Pakistan

Pakistan Press Foundation

The Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) van of Samaa television, a private news channel of Pakistan, was attacked by armed men in Karachi, the largest city and media center of Pakistan. The attackers on a motorcycle fired five to six straight shots when the DSNG van. Police and paramilitary Rangers arrived at the scene and […]

Freedom of Expression, Front Page , , ,