PPF seeks end to free expression violations in Azerbaijan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Venezuela

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) voiced concern over the violation of media rights in Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Venezuela. On Jan 13, PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali wrote to President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan regarding the detention and alleged torture of award-winning journalist Mehman Huseynov. Huseynov was picked up on Monday evening and held …

Emotional well-being essential for journalists’ sanity and safety: TV reporters

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Karachi, Jan 18 (PPI):  Majority of journalists witness traumatic events and should get regular psychological counseling and medical check-ups to ensure their physical as well as psycho-social safety and productivity. Media houses also need to develop implementation of safety protocols in the field and anti-sexual harassment policies for female journalists. These were some of the …

Rush for ‘Breaking News’ putting journalists at risk: Press Clubs’ reps

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Press clubs’ representatives from across Pakistan agreed that the rush for breaking news combined with the unprofessional attitude of editors, newsroom personnel and media houses leave journalists working in the field vulnerable and at risk. This was the consensus at the ‘National Consultative Dialogue on the Safety of Journalists,’ organized by the Pakistan Press Foundation …

A bill for journalists

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By: Kamal Siddiqi The government is considering to pass a bill for the safety and protection of journalists. This is a good move and needs to be welcomed, but comes with reservations on some clauses. Newly appointed state minister for Information, Marriyum Aurangzeb, has said that the bill will be ready by November 20. In …

In Pakistan killers of journalists are not held to account and remain free

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A report released today by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has documented the alarming situation that those who attack, injure or even murder journalists in Pakistan are rarely held to account and thus remain free. The report titled Justice delayed AND justice denied to commemorate the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Media that …

Waiting for justice: Three faces of impunity

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They tell us about things that some would rather keep in the shadows. Through them, we learn of drug cartels terrorizing communities, of the greedy, reckless, acts of multinationals damaging our land and our water. They report on the exploitation of indigenous communities. They uncover corruption. They tell us who is lying to us – …