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KU holds moot on challenges for media in coming years

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KARACHI: Good old days for Pakistani media have gone and the coming years for journalists are highly unpredictable in this country, said a moot organised by the students of Karachi University Mass Communication Department. Various challenges to media were discussed on at the seminar held at the Karachi Press Club. Pakistan Press Foundation Secretary General […]

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IPI Board calls on Egypt’s president to pardon journalists

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VIENNA: Members of the International Press Institute (IPI)’s Executive Board today in an open letter to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi expressed outrage at the lengthy sentences handed out this week to three Al Jazeera journalists behind bars in Egypt as well as sentences pronounced against six other journalists in absentia. Calling the sentences “unjustifiable”, […]

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Attack on Hamid Mir has massively damaged press freedom: PPF chief

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KARACHI: Secretary General, Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), Owais Aslam Ali, has said the armed attack on the life of senior journalist Hamid Mir had massively damaged the cause of freedom of the press and security of media institutions, which was required for their independent functioning. This he said while speaking at a function, organized by […]

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Journalists call for developing standardized list of terminology for words threatening their safety

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KARACHI: Journalists at a consultative dialogue said that media organizations such as Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) should develop a standardized list of terminology for sensitive words that threaten the safety of journalists. A national consultative dialogue on “Conflict Sensitive Reporting in Print Media” was held on […]

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Impunity poses a major threat to freedom of press in Pakistan

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KARACHI: Chairman of Pakistan Press International and Secretary General of the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), Owais Aslam Ali said that the perpetrators of violence against journalists and media workers enjoy almost absolute impunity in Pakistan, which is seriously hampering press freedom in the country. This he said while answering to various questions asked by Ifex […]

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PPF Protests detention on blogger and fine on activist

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Pakistan Press Foundation has expressed concern over the 15 days of administrative detention of Emin Milli, blogger and 2,500 AZN(2.348 EUR) fine on youth activist Turgut Gambar for Facebook activity. Quoting information from Expression Online Coalition (EOC), PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the […]

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