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Govt asked to legislate for ensuring freedom of press

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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. […]


Activists seek president’s help to curb rights violations

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KARACHI: The civil society’s memorandum presented to the President Dr Arif Alvi on Saturday highlighted the violation of freedom of association, freedom of the press, right to free trial, minorities, women and children’s rights. It proposed to set up a task force comprising senior government officials, experts from the private sector and civil society representatives […]


PCP unanimously rejects proposed PMRA

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ISLAMABAD: The Press Council of Pakistan has unanimously rejected the proposed creation of Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) and urged the government to ensure the Freedom of Press, if it intends to streamline the various institutions then it should table a Bill in the Parliament, says press release. The Press Council of Pakistan’s General Council, […]


Govt believes in freedom of press, speech: Jehangir Iqbal

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PESHAWAR: Government firmly believes in freedom of press and freedom of expression and is fully aware of the importance of regional press as much as national newspapers and is striving for resolving their problems, said Principal Information Officer Mian Jehangir Iqbal. He was talking to editors of local newspapers at a lunch hosted in his honour […]


CPNE passes resolution to ‘protect’ freedom of press

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The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has expressed deep concern over the prevailing condition of freedom of press in Pakistan, saying the media is undergoing a phase of extreme congestion and unnecessary restrictions. According to a resolution passed in a standing committee’s meeting headed by CPNE President Arif Nizami, despite non-implementation of the notorious censorship, […]


PFUJ forms NAC to fight for workers’ rights

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Three factions of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Monday constituted a National Action Committee to fight for the media workers’ rights, including delay in salaries, retrenchment and freedom of the press. “We will not allow the government and media owners to target the workers,” said the representatives of all the three factions […]


UN Human Rights Committee asks Pakistan about crimes against journalists

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There has been a clear deterioration in the safety of journalists, the problem of impunity and of freedom of expression online. These were the main findings of the report submitted to the 120th session of UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in collaboration with IFEX, the global network defending and […]


IHC allows Amir Liaquat to conduct his show

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday allowed anchorperson Dr Amir Liaquat Hussain to conduct his show on a private television channel, suspending the ban imposed on his programme by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). Pemra had banned Amir Liaquat’s show Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga for ‘hate speech’ in January. Following the court […]


29 TV channels issued notice for false news

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday issued show cause notices to as many as 29 TV channels for airing false news of bomb blast in Lahore and ‘creating panic in the public. Following the explosion in Lahore, which claimed at least lives of eight innocent people, TV channels reported it as […]


Media-government showdown averted

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ISLAMABAD: A possible showdown between the media and government was averted on Wednesday evening, after the information minister brokered reconciliation between her cabinet colleague Anusha Rehman and a reporter covering Supreme Court proceedings. The two came face to face earlier in the day when Azam Gill, a reporter for a private TV channel, began filming […]


PPF concerned over Murders of two Radio broadcasters

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to the H.E. Danilo Medina Sánchez President of the Dominican Republic, expressed concern over the murders of radio broadcaster Luis Manuel Medina Pérez  and producer Leónidas Antonio Evangelista Martínez during live broadcast on February 15, 2017 in the southeastern city of San Pedro de Macorís. PPF Secretary General Owais […]


PPF condemns the arson attack on Ukrainian journalist’s car

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 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Volodymyr Groysman, Prime Minister of Ukraine, expressed concern over the arson attack on a journalist Sergei Guz’s car by unknown perpetrators in the morning of February 12, 2017 in Kamianske (Dneprodzerzhinsk). PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged the government of Ukraine to take […]


Pakistan: Three staffers of television channel injured in suicide attack while covering protest rally

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Lahore: Three staff members of Aaj television channel were injured when a suicide bomber targeted police officials that were negotiating to end a protest by hundreds of pharmacists against amendments to the law to regulate sale of pharmaceutical drugs. The blast, which targeted the police officials in the busy Mall Road near the provincial assembly […]


Staffer of television channel shot dead: Taliban claim responsibility for the killing

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Karachi: One person was killed when unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle fired at the Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) van of “Samaa” television channel on February 12, in Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan.The person killed was twenty two years old Taimoor Abbas who was working as an Assistant on the DSNG van. The DSNG […]