Threat to Al Jazeera

Threat to Al JazeeraIT is an unequivocal assault on journalistic freedom in a region where a free media is either non-existent or frequently under attack by authoritarian states. Simply, Al Jazeera is a journalistic endeavour worth protecting — the integrity of the media being easily gauged by the array of powerful forces against it. Qatar that created and […]

Quetta court grants bail to journalist arrested by FIA over ‘anti-state’ social media posts

Quetta court grants bail to journalist arrested by FIA over ‘anti-state’ social media postsA Quetta court on Wednesday granted bail to journalist Zafarullah Achakzai, arrested by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for allegedly writing against national security institutions on social media. Achakzai, who was working for Qudrat, a Quetta-based daily, had been arrested by the FIA on June 25 under the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016. He was later remanded to […]

PPF condemns the detention of three  Burmese journalists

PPF condemns the detention of three  Burmese journalistsPakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has written a letter to Htin Kyaw President of the Republic of Myanmar to express its concern over the detention of three journalists in Northern Myanmar on June 26 2017. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, in a letter called for the immediate release of Aye, Pyae and Zaw and withdraws […]

PPF condemns the conviction of Vietnamese blogger

PPF condemns the conviction of Vietnamese bloggerPakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Vietnam expressed concern over the conviction of blogger and government critic Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, also known by her pen name Me Nam (‘Mother Mushroom’), on June 29, 2017. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter condemned the Me […]