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Mob vandalizes office of country’s largest media house and man handles staff.

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the violent attack on the central office of the Geo and Jang media group in the metropolitan city of Karachi.  We are concerned that a group of protestors was able to vandalize property and manhandle staff of Pakistan’s largest media house without any action from the police  It also further […]


‘Reporting based on biases resulting in irresponsible journalism’

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Reporters and magazines covering religious affairs need proper training and self-regulatory mechanisms to ensure responsible reportage because reporting based on inaccurate information and biases is resulting in irresponsible journalism. This was the conclusion reached by the speakers who attended a recent three-day training session organized by the Voice Media Network (VMN), a non-governmental media development […]


Journalists Protest Outside PEMRA Head Office

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Journalists have staged a protest outside the PEMRA headquarters due to repeatedly banning BOL News transmission in different areas of the country and changing its number on the cable. According to details, the journalist community of Rawalpindi, Islamabad staged a protest against Chairman PEMRA Saleem Baig outside PEMRA head office. The protest was attended by […]


PPF alarmed at horrific murder of radio reporter in Somalia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Hassan Ali Khayre, Prime Minster of Somalia has expressed deep concern at the horrifying murder of Abdirisak Sa’id Osman, a local radio journalist. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has, in his letter, has condemned this deplorable act of violence and urged the Somali government to thoroughly […]


PPF expressed concern over assault on cameramen

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Juan Orlando Hernandez, President of Honduras has expressed concern over the physical and verbal assault against two cameramen in Western Honduras. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, in his letter denounced this act by the municipal director and urged authorities to take action against him for restraining […]


PPF denounces assault on NewsOne channel correspondent in Ukraine

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine has expressed concern over the assault on a female journalist, Daryna Bilera, correspondent of NewsOne TV channel. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has, in his letter, urged the government of Ukraine to take immediate action against those responsible for assaulting and […]


PPF urged Bulgarian authorities to stop targeting journalists 

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Rumen Radev, President of Bulgaria has expressed concern over the arrest of two journalists for investigating a scam in EU-funded projects in Bulgaria and Romania. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has urged the authorities and security forces to stop targeting journalists for their […]


People’s issues remain neglected as politics hogs media coverage: PPF report

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Karachi: Politics hogs the most space and airtime in print and electronic media, respectively, while human rights and related issues are usually on the sidelines, according to the findings of a survey released by the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) on Tuesday. The report, titled “Ethical Dimensions of Media Content in Pakistan” was launched with the […]


Television news channel illegally off air in Karachi

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A private television news channel “Saama TV” was forced to go off the air in several areas of Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, for the unknown reasons on Wednesday December 10, 2014. Earlier on October 25, 2014, several television news channels had gone off the air for about six hours in Karachi and other parts of […]


Pakistan Geo media group targeted by ongoing attacks

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VIENNA: The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed concern over Pakistani regulators’ decision suspending the licence of the Geo media group. Pakistan’s Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) suspended Geo TV, Pakistan’s largest television network, on June 6 for a period of 15 days and fined them 10 million rupees (approx. €75,000) after receiving a complaint […]


Seniors worried about insecure environment for budding journalists

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KARACHI: Senior journalists are worried about the future of the media in Pakistan and admit that they are leaving behind a far more insecure environment for budding professionals. Several professionals agreed that different media houses should work together to tackle this problem before it worsens. They were speaking at a consultative meeting with journalists and […]


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 […]


Pakistan Impunity Watch Website launched: Coordinated efforts necessary to deal with threats to media

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KARACHI: Coordinated efforts are necessary to deal with threats to Pakistani media and Committee for Protection of Journalists (CPJ) is consulting with all stakeholders including the government to ensure better steps for protection of journalists and freedom of expression, said Elisabeth Winchell, CPJ Impunity Campaign Consultant here Wednesday. She was speaking at a ‘roundtable discussion […]


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 […]