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Why Pakistan is so dangerous for journalists

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Journalism in Pakistan has always been marked with bloodshed and fraught with risks, but the recent round of violence against journalists appears to be part of a systematic campaign to stem dissent to militant groups. On March 28, prominent columnist and television host Raza Rumi narrowly escaped an assassination attempt in Lahore after he left […]

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NA body wants dedicated hotline for journalists

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Thursday directed the Ministry of Interior and provincial inspectors general to set up a hotline for the journalists facing life threats from terrorists. While noting that the committee had directed in its meeting on February 14 that a hotline be established […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation protests arrest of SkyFM journalist in Somalia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), an independent non-governmental institution committed to promoting and defending freedom of expression is concerned over arrest of a broadcast journalist, Nuradin Hassan Ibrahim in Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia, on 30 March 2014. Quoting the information from National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in […]

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Media should inform, not create differences: Ghazi Salahuddin

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QUETTA: Renowned journalist, columnist and intellectual Ghazi Salahuddin have said that media’s job is not to create differences but to disseminate information to the public. He said this while talking to a dialogue organised by Rozan at the Quetta Press Club on Tuesday. A large number of journalists and students attended the dialogue. He stressed […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation protests murder of radio journalist in Iraq

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), an independent non-governmental institution committed to promoting and defending freedom of expression is concerned over murder of radio journalist, Mohamed Baidawy by an Iraqi soldier in Baghdad. Quoting the information from International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to the Prime Minister of Republic […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation protests detention of six Palestinian journalists in West Bank

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), an independent non-governmental institution committed to promoting and defending freedom of expression is concerned over detention and violations against six Palestinian journalists in the West Bank by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF). According to information received from Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA), PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation protests imprisonment of journalists in Egypt

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), an independent non-governmental institution committed to promoting and defending freedom of expression is concerned over one-year imprisonment sentence given to reporter of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Newspaper, Samah Ibrahim and imprisonment of at least nine other journalists in Egypt. According to information received from Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), […]

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Govt accepts journalists’ demands on Wage Board, security

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Thursday accepted the demands put up by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) for the formation of the 8th Wage Board Award and security of media houses and press clubs. Speaking to journalists gathered at a sit-in before the Parliament House, Federal Information and Broadcasting Secretary Dr Nazir Saeed […]

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CPJ says Pakistan’s media can be a role model in region

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ISLAMABAD: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said Pakistan can be a role model in the region and among the Muslim countries with reference to the media but the government needed to maintain a steady pace in resolving issues confronting the journalists. A delegation led by Kati Marton, the CPJ board member, is visiting […]

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Journalists’ demands to be accepted: Memon

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KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information, Archives and Local Government Sharjeel Innam Memon said Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) had always honoured just-demands of journalist fraternity. Honouring the demands presented by Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Thursday Minister assured their demands especially for insurance cover to the journalists would be accepted and implemented. Talking to […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation welcomes jail term to security guard for assaulting journalist in Uganda

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), an independent non-governmental institution committed to promoting and defending freedom of expression welcomes 4-year imprisonment sentenced to a security guard for assaulting a Red Pepper journalist, Solomon Hamala in Uganda. Quoting the information from Human Rights Network for Journalists (HRNJ), PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to the […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation condemns arrests of journalists in China

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), an independent non-governmental institution committed to promoting and defending freedom of expression is concerned over the arrest and harassment of editor of an independent news website, Huang Qi and three citizen-journalists, who were the contributors to the site, in China. Quoting the information from Reporters Without Borders (RSF), PPF Secretary General […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation condemns imprisonment of Somali journalist in Ethiopia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), an independent non-governmental institution committed to promoting and defending freedom of expression is concerned over the 27-year sentence imposed on veteran Somali journalist, Mohamed Aweys Mudey in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Quoting the information from National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to the […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation condemns killing of two journalists in Iraq

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), an independent non-governmental institution committed to promoting and defending freedom of expression is concerned over killing of two journalists on 9 March, 2014 in Babel province of Iraq. Quoting the information from International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to the Prime Minister of […]

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