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Declining media freedom

Pakistan Press Foundation

In a special report, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) describes how journalists in this country are pulled back by an undertow of violence and pressures from multiple sources. Since 2000, as many as 57 media persons have been killed in retaliation for their work. Although following the counter-terrorism operations, overall violence and murder of […]

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Journalists under threat

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: A month and a half back, the press club in Khuzdar opened unannounced after being shut for over a year. The press club was shut down in August last year after its president received threats from ‘unidentified men’ shortly after a press conference was held by members from the Hindu community revealing names of […]

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Violence against journalists

Pakistan Press Foundation

AS the UN marks the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists today, it is worth asking why this particular turn of phrase is being used. According to UN figures, over the past decade, 700 journalists have been killed the world over during the course of discharging their duties. This averages out to […]

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CPJ concerned over violence against journalists in Pakistan

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said that in Pakistan last year’s conviction of six suspects for the assassination of Geo Television reporter Wali Khan Babar would herald a new dawn for journalists have dwindled in the face of fresh violence and the leadership’s failure to implement a series of commitments to CPJ to […]

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Pakistan urged to provide proper security to journalists

Pakistan Press Foundation

WASHINGTON: Two international media advocacy groups urged the government of Pakistan on Thursday to provide proper security to journalists. “We are alarmed by the violence against journalists and media workers in Pakistan after three separate attacks in 24 hours,” said the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists. Also read: One dead in firing on Geo TV […]

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CPJ urges Pakistan to reconsider Pemra guidelines

Pakistan Press Foundation

WASHINGTON: An international media advocacy group has urged Pakistan to reconsider the sweeping guidelines it issued recently for regulating on-air news coverage. In a statement issued in Washington, the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists said the “sweeping nature” of the new guidelines for on-air news coverage and commentary on the nation’s television and radio channels […]

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Pakistani government mandates guidelines for broadcasters

Pakistan Press Foundation

New York, August 21, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the sweeping nature of guidelines from Pakistan’s Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) for on-air news coverage and commentary on the nation’s television and radio channels. The Electronic Media (Programs and Advertisements) Code of Conduct, 2015 was made public Thursday in Pakistan and is […]

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Running for their lives: 16 Pakistani journalists went into exile since 2010

Pakistan Press Foundation

The freedom of speech still seems to be a distant dream for Pakistanis, so much so that 16 journalists have had to seek it from foreign shores after going into exile since 2010, says a report published by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). According to the data compiled by the CPJ, the total number […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation protests convictions and sentencing of journalists in Egypt

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), an independent non-governmental institution committed to promoting and defending freedom of expression is concerned over convictions and sentencing of two journalists in separate cases in Egypt. According to information by Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to Interim Prime Minister of Arab Republic […]

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‘More journalists killed in Pakistan than any other democracy’

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: For a democratic country, Pakistan ranks worryingly high when it comes to the number of attacks on journalists. Even though it is much better off than countries such as Iraq, Syria or Somalia that are torn apart by civil war and internal strife, Pakistan’s numbers of violence against journalists are comparable to these countries, […]

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PCOMS, CPDI to host conference

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Coalition on Media Safety (PCOMS) and the Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) are hosting a two-day international conference on January 27-28 to discuss the issue of impunity and growing insecurity of journalists in Pakistan. Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists and over a […]

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Another violence filled year for journalists in Pakistan

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Initial reports had suggested that it was a possible case of new year celebrations gone horribly wrong — that the bullet wound in journalist Shan Dahar’s back was from a stray bullet fired in revelry. But soon, it became clear that the Larkana based reporter had become the first journalist to be targeted in 2014. […]

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Published Photographs Lead to Death Threats in Pakistan

Pakistan Press Foundation

With the rise of extremist movements around the world, journalists have become prime targets in a war of communication both in the field and back at home, once their images have been published, as photographer Alixandra Fazzina learned this week. After five years of working in Pakistan documenting the intimate daily lives of women and […]

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Breaking the Cycle of Impunity in the Killing of Journalists

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The lack of justice in hundreds of murders of journalists around the world is one of the greatest threats to press freedom today. While international attention to the issue has grown over the past decade, there has been little progress in bringing down rates of impunity. States will have to demonstrate far more political will […]

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