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PPF calls for the immediate release of Asad Ali Toor; repeat issuance of summons, hours-long detention, and arrest is a violation of Constitutional right to free expression

PPF calls for the immediate release of Asad Ali Toor; repeat issuance of summons, hours-long detention, and arrest is a violation of Constitutional right to free expression

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) calls for the immediate release of journalist and YouTuber Asad Ali Toor, who was arrested on February 26 by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) allegedly in connection with an “explicit and malicious campaign against Honorable Judges of [the] Supreme Court of Pakistan.” The repeat issuance of summons to a journalist, hours-long […]

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Solangi regrets claims made by BBC journalist about interview; termed them false and baseless

Solangi regrets claims made by BBC journalist about interview; termed them false and baseless

Caretaker Minister for Information, Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs, Murtaza Solangi, expressed regret on February 20 over what he termed “false and baseless” allegations made by a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) journalist, Mobeen Azhar, regarding an interview appointment. According to Associate Press of Pakistan (APP), Solangi said that he is no stranger to giving an interview to the media […]

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X is still down in Pakistan, VPN also restricted

X is still down in Pakistan, VPN also restricted

X, formerly known as Twitter, continues to be disrupted in Pakistan for the tenth consecutive day. The outage coincides with restrictions imposed on virtual private networks (VPNs), further limiting access to social media platforms in the country. The disruption has sparked concerns over freedom of expression and access to information, with users unable to utilize […]

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Sindh High Court Seeks Explanation for Election Day Internet Suspension

Sindh High Court Seeks Explanation for Election Day Internet Suspension

The Sindh High Court (SHC) has demanded explanations from the information technology and communication,  interior ministries and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) regarding the suspension of internet services on election day on February 08 in various parts of the country during the court hearing on February 21. The court expressed dissatisfaction with the decision to […]

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Twitter Remains Unreachable for Fourth Consecutive Day in Pakistan

Twitter Remains Unreachable for Fourth Consecutive Day in Pakistan

Twitter continues to remain inaccessible in Pakistan for the fourth consecutive day, prompting concerns over freedom of expression and communication rights in the country. The disruption of the popular social media platform, which began on February 17, has caused frustration among users and drawn international attention, with the United States urging Pakistan to ensure unrestricted […]

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Once again, access to X disrupted in Pakistan, cutting off citizens’ right to freely access information; authorities must provide a credible explanation

Once again, access to X disrupted in Pakistan, cutting off citizens’ right to freely access information; authorities must provide a credible explanation

Once again, access to the internet in Pakistan was restricted with the disruption in access to X, formerly Twitter, cutting off citizens’ right to freely access information. The disruption in access began on February 17 and has intermittently continued to be experienced for a third day on February 19. The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA), which […]

The post Once again, access to X disrupted in Pakistan, cutting off citizens’ right to freely access information; authorities must provide a credible explanation first appeared on Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF).

Journalism Safety

Islamabad High Court (IHC) issues notices in journalists’ legislation case

Islamabad High Court (IHC)  issues notices in journalists’ legislation case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday issued notices to respondents in a case regarding legislation for the protection of journalists’ rights. Chief Justice Aamer Farooq heard the cases filed by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), and Islamabad High Court Journalists Association (IHCJA). At the outset of […]

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PPF Weekly Content Monitoring Report from January 23-29

PPF Weekly Content Monitoring Report from January 23-29Three missing bloggers news of returning back to homes dominated both print and electronic media during the week. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) banned a program under allegations of spreading hatred, which was set aside by Sindh High Court (SHC).However, a social activist registered case against anchor, channel’s owner and others under sections of […]

PPF Weekly Content Monitoring Report from January 16-22

PPF Weekly Content Monitoring Report from January 16-22Forced disappearance of bloggers turned into news of registration of blasphemy cases and allegations on missing activists on both TV channels and newspapers during the week. However right activists in Karachi faced brush of extremist group and Police while protesting against forced disappearance of social media activists. Electronic media watchdog Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority […]

PPF Weekly Media Content Monitoring Report of January 9-15

PPF Weekly Media Content Monitoring Report of January 9-15Forced disappearance of social media activists and bloggers subjugated most of the media coverage in both print and electronic media during the week.  Five social media activists and bloggers are believed to be abducted just for using the right of expression. Owing to the sensitivity of the issue, Pakistan Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani took notice […]

PPF Weekly Media Content Monitoring Report of January 2-8

PPF Weekly Media Content Monitoring Report of January 2-8Code of conduct for electronic media, defacing the press club, justice for slain journalist Shan Dahar and arrests of journalists were the major issues covered by media during the week. As per Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) monitoring 25 out of 88 news items were related to Freedom of Expression category, 23 related to media development; […]

Weekly Content Monitoring Report from December 26, 2016 to January 1, 2017

Weekly Content Monitoring Report from December 26, 2016 to January 1, 2017Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) monitored 93 news items in both newspapers and TV channels during the week. Fifty six of the news makers were males, 30 females; while in seven news items gender of spokesperson was not mentioned. 35 news items were related to media regulation; 17 related to media development; 13 were from media […]

PPF Weekly Media Content Monitoring Report of December 19-25

PPF Weekly Media Content Monitoring Report of December 19-25Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) monitored 78 news items in both newspapers and TV channels during the week. Sixty five of the news makers were males, nine females; while in four news items gender of spokesperson was not mentioned. Twenty two news items were related to media development; 21 related to freedom of expression and safety […]