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PPF condemns Liberia’s House of Representatives decision to summon journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to George Weah, President of Liberia has expressed concern over the decision of the House of Representatives to summon journalist Philibert Browne. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali denounced the decision of House and called on the Liberian authorities to stop targeting journalists for doing their job and disclosing […]

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Principal accused in journalist’s murder case arrested

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PESHAWAR: The police on Tuesday arrested the principal accused in the murder case of a journalist after the court dismissed his pre-arrest bail application.He had been absconder in the case since long. The University Campus Police arrested the main accused Sohail Khan after the District and Sessions Judge of Peshawar, Muhammad Younas, dismissed his bail […]

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Charge-sheet filed against journalist Nasrullah in ATC

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KARACHI: The Counter Terrorism Department has filed a charge-sheet with the administrative judge of antiterrorism courts on Monday against a journalist accusing him of fanning religious disharmony. According to the CTD, it arrested Nasrullah Khan Chaudhry, a journalist associated with Urdu-language daily Nai Baat, in Karachi’s Garden area on Nov 11. The agency alleged that […]

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Cost cuts in media

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ONE 24/7 news television channel has shut down. Many other news channels, big and small, are teetering on the brink: their advertising revenues have been falling for several months. The keyword in the (electronic) media these days is ‘rightsizing’. From camerapersons to producers to programme hosts — everyone’s job is on the line. Bureau offices […]

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PPF concerned over harassment of Philippine news website Rappler

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Rodrigo Duterte, President of Philippines has expressed concern over the charges of tax evasion against the news website Rappler, its founder and journalist Maria Ressa. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has called on the authorities in Philippine to end its campaign of judicial harassment, targeting a […]

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No killer of journalists punished in last five years: report

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ISLAMABAD: As many as 26 journalists have been murdered in the country during the last five years and none of the killers have been punished, said a report launched on Friday. The report, formulated by ‘Freedomnetwork’, was set to be launched on November 2 — the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists […]

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Journalist in jail

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High drama and a lack of self-restraint have often characterised the actions of law enforcers across the country.Both elements were in full display recently in Karachi, when the provincial Counter Terrorism Department arrested senior journalist Nasrullah Khan Chaudhry, who has been remanded to jail authorities on charges of spreading religious disharmony.The circumstances of Mr Chaudhry’s arrest, […]

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‘Govt using stoppage of ads to media as a weapon’

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KARACHI: Senior journalists shared their views on the current state of the media at a seminar titled ‘Media crisis in Pakistan’ held at Szabist on Wednesday evening. Journalism teacher and political commentator Prof Dr Tauseef Ahmed Khan said during this year’s general elections, two terminologies were heard — deep state and political engineering. “And now […]

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Journalist charged under anti-terror law, sent to jail

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KARACHI: The administrative judge of Karachi-based antiterrorism courts remanded a senior journalist to prison on Wednesday in a case based on charges of fanning religious disharmony. The Counter Terrorism Department said it had arrested Nasrullah Khan Chaudhry, a journalist associated with Urdu-language daily Nai Baat, from his house in Karachi’s Garden East on Nov 11. […]

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Treason case against Nawaz, Abbasi adjourned till 19th

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LAHORE: A Lahore High Court full bench on Monday deferred hearing of a petition seeking treason case against two former prime ministers — Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi — and a journalist. Abbasi and journalist Cyril Almeida appeared before the bench along with their counsels. However, Advocate Naseer Bhutta filed an application on behalf […]

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SC restrains media from airing public comments in sub judice matters

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday issued a verdict wherein the media has been restrained from airing public comments regarding sub judice matters. “The oft-used term ‘media trial’ is a real phenomenon and cannot be allowed where the fate of sub judice matters is being decided on public forums as not only the […]

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Promotion of democratic models urged to protect freedom of expression

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KARACHI: A global commission has urged world leaders to take action to promote democratic models that protect the exercise of freedom of expression and opinion while respecting the principles of pluralism, freedom, dignity and tolerance, and the ideal of reason and knowledge. According to a press release issued by the Ethical Journalism Network on Monday, […]

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Growing joblessness in media industry worries lawmakers

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QUETTA: The opposition and treasury members of the Balochistan Assembly on Saturday expressed concern over the laying off of journalists and other people who were working for news organisations across the country and said they would move a joint resolution on the issue during the next session. Journalists staged a walkout from the press gallery […]

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Undemocratic regimes want to wipe out press freedom: Bilawal

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ISLAMABAD  –  Pakistan People’s Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Thursday said that impunity for crimes against journalists was an international issue as undemocratic regimes, extremist and anti-people forces are bent upon to wipe out press freedom from the globe. In his message on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists being observed […]

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