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Journalists call for forming ethics oversight bodies

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Karachi: Senior journalists have demanded restructuring the Press Council of Pakistan and renaming it “Media Council” by extending its scope to the electronic media to monitor the content in terms of ethics. A roundtable conference was held on “Ethical Journalism and the Print Media” was organised by the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and Pakistan Coalition […]

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Call to monitor ethical journalism practices

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KARACHI: Former Minister for Information and Broadcasting Javed Jabbar said at a roundtable discussion that there is a need of establishing an independent watchdog “News Broadcast Standard Authority” comprising senior media professionals and civil society to oversee and monitor ethical journalism practices in media in Pakistan. He said that there should be an independent body […]

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Media needs to train journalists on sensitive issues: moot told

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KARACHI: All media organizations should train both newsroom and field journalists for covering sensitive issues like minority and religious ones so as to avoid any harm. Media needs to give full training to reporters and cameramen on live courage of religious and other grave issues. It is must to be careful while using language in […]

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Banned outfit`s threats did not affect polls`

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KARACHI: Threats issued by banned outfit did not affect the results of May 11, 2013 general elections and media played a positive role in covering the polls, said speakers at a moot. They said at a roundtable discussion on `politics of conflict` organised by the Pakistan Press Foundation here the other day that before May […]

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PPF organizes security training for journalists

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Islamabad: Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) organized an Advanced Security Training for Journalists on September 25-28, 2013 in Islamabad. Training was attended the journalists of Balochistan province, KPK and South Punjab. It focused on first-aid, safety and security of journalists. Trauma awareness, stress and risk management was also included in the training. Journalists were told how […]

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PPF condemns murder of radio correspondent in Philippines


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Pakistan Press Foundation has expressed concerned over the death of a radio correspondent in the province of Masbate, Philippines inside his own store on the morning of Sunday 2 June 2013. Quoting information from Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR), PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to the President of the […]

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PPF shows concerns over the death of Congolese radio journalist


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Pakistan Press Foundation has condemned the death of Congolese radio journalist Guylain Chandjaro in Bunia. He was a Swahili-language journalist with Radio Canal Révélation, a community radio station. Quoting information from Reporters Without Borders (RSF), PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on […]

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PPF condemns closure of Uganda National dailies and radio stations

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Pakistan Press Foundation has expressed concern over the siege of the national dailies of Uganda the Monitor and Red Pepper by the national police forces and closure of two other radio stations KFM and Dembe FM since May 20, 2013. Quoting information from Human Rights Network of Journalists (HRNJ), PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali […]

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Safety of journalists during polls coverage demanded

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KARACHI: In Pakistan journalists are facing immense problems regarding their safety and it is necessary that all the stakeholders including government take concrete steps to ensure their security while covering the coming general elections, said speakers of a moot here Friday in connection with World Press Freedom Day. The roundtable discussion on “Safety of Journalists […]

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PPF Protests death threats to Editor of Sanghu weekly in Nepal


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Pakistan Press Foundation has expressed concern over the death threats to Gopal Thapaliya, editor of the Sanghu weekly over a news report on corruption in the capital city, Kathmandu. Quoting information from Freedom Forum, PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to the Prime Minister of Nepal, Thapaliya was threatened by an unknown […]

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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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PPF Protests blocking of an online newspaper


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Pakistan Press Foundation has expressed concern over the blocking of the El Diario de Cuba, an online newspaper, starting from January 14, 2013 in Venezuela. Quoting information from Freedom House, PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to the President of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, by Monday an access problem had fallen sharply […]

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PPF Protests threat to radio broadcasters and journalists

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Pakistan Press Foundation has expressed concern over the closure of two FM Radio stations, Dhrubatara FM and Panchakoshi FM, and four newspapers, Dhamaka Daily, Hamro Teshro Aankha Daily, Ravibar Weekly and Sajha Pratibimbha Weekly in Dailekh District, Nepal. Quoting information from World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in […]

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PPF Protests defamation charges against Youssef Jajili

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Pakistan Press Foundation has expressed concern over the defamation charges against Youssef Jajili, editor-in-chief of the investigative weekly, Alaan Magazine on Monday in Ain Al-Saba court in Casablanca. Quoting information from Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to the Prime Minister of Morocco, Jajili was charged with […]

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