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Mobile, Internet Services Temporarily Suspended in Punjab and Balochistan During By-Elections

Mobile, Internet Services Temporarily Suspended in Punjab and Balochistan During By-ElectionsThe federal government, in a bid to uphold the integrity and security of the electoral process, has announced the temporary suspension of cellular services in specific districts of Punjab and Balochistan during the by-elections scheduled for April 21 and 22. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) revealed in a statement issued on April 20 that, upon directives from […]

Journalist Murtaza Ali Shah Faces Threats from India Over Khalistan Coverage

Journalist Murtaza Ali Shah Faces Threats from India Over Khalistan CoverageMurtaza Ali Shah, a reporter for Geo News and The News London, is facing life-threatening intimidation from the Indian state due to his extensive coverage of Khalistan issues, according to the Sikh Federation UK. Dabinderjit Singh, leader of the pro-Khalistan British Sikh organisation, went public with this information during an interview with the Sikh Channel Akaal TV. The Sikh Federation […]

PPF welcomes Asad Ali Toor’s release on bail; urges authorities to safeguard the rights of journalists instead of harassing them

PPF welcomes Asad Ali Toor’s release on bail; urges authorities to safeguard the rights of journalists instead of harassing themPakistan Press Foundation (PPF) welcomes journalist and YouTuber Asad Ali Toor’s release from jail after his bail was approved on March 16. We urge authorities to safeguard the rights of journalists protected under the law instead of harassing them through the issuance of notices, arrests, and investigations. Toor’s arrest on the grounds of an investigation […]

Journalist Misbehavior Case: PTI’s Faisal Javed Khan Indicted

Journalist Misbehavior Case: PTI’s Faisal Javed Khan IndictedOn March 13, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) leader Faisal Javed Khan was indicted by the District and Sessions Court in Islamabad in a case of threatening a journalist. The indictment follows a complaint filed against Javed Khan at the Bani Gala police station on August 10, 2022.  During a press conference on August 9, 2022, held […]

Rights Activists and Civil Society Demand Immediate Resumption of X

Rights Activists and Civil Society Demand Immediate Resumption of XHuman rights activists and civil society organizations have demanded the immediate restoration of X, formerly known as Twitter, in a joint statement. They expressed grave concerns about the escalating occurrences of internet shutdowns and the blocking of social media platforms. The joint statement issued on March 13 highlights the urgent need for the restoration of access to X, emphasizing […]

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 […]