PPF concerned at the detention of Hayatullah Khan’s brother; calls for an inquiry

PPF concerned at the detention of Hayatullah Khan’s brother; calls for an inquiry

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned at the detention Zameer Khan, of on November 19 in the town of Miraali in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Khan is a brother of slain journalist Hayatullah Khan who was murdered in 2006. PPF urges an independent inquiry into Khan’s detention and if it is related to his family’s efforts in […]

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Bajaur jirga resolves dispute between medics, journalists

Bajaur jirga resolves dispute between medics, journalists

BAJAUR: A jirga succeeded to resolve a dispute between local journalists and the staff of district headquarters hospital Khar here on Thursday. The jirga comprised of local MNA, political leaders figures and officials of the district administration held several meetings with both the parties to resolve the issue. The local journalists alleged that medical superintendent […]

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PPF launches guidelines for documenting and confronting impunity for crimes against journalists

PPF launches guidelines for documenting and confronting impunity for crimes against journalists

Amidst impassioned and first hand accounts of impact of the murder of journalists in Pakistan, members of the civil society, journalists and media bodies gathered on November 26 for the launch of Pakistan Press Foundation’s (PPF) ‘Guidelines for Documenting and Confronting Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists.  The report tracks gaps in the judicial process for […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the manhandling of journalists by political workers

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the manhandling of journalists by political workers

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) strongly condemned the manhandling of journalists by political workers in response to the questions of reporters during pressers. Esar ul Haq Qasmi, a reporter of Khyber TV was harassed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s local Chairman Gulbagh Muhammad Arif Orakzai over a question during long march coverage in Hangu on November 26, 2022. Orakzai got enraged by […]

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State’s failure to protect bold journalists criticized

State’s failure to protect bold journalists criticized

KARACHI: The hapless families of the murdered newsmen on Saturday asked the journalists fraternity to step up the fight with the state for ending the unshakeable impunity the murderers enjoy. Unfolding their ordeals in pursuance of justice for their loved ones, who were murdered by the state’s functionaries or government’s departments just for exposing the […]

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Owais Aslam Ali, Secretary General, Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) makes an impassioned plea to governments to match their words in support of press freedom and safety of journalists with effective actions.

Owais Aslam Ali, Secretary General, Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) makes an impassioned plea to governments to match their words in support of press freedom and safety of journalists with effective actions.

Owais Aslam Ali, Secretary General, Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) made an impromptu impassioned plea to governments to match their words in support of press freedom and safety of journalists with effective actions.  He said civil society organizations work under tremendous pressures under very difficult counties and it is time for governments to focus on actions rather than words. […]

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Commission to protect journalists, media practitioners formed

Commission to protect journalists, media practitioners formed

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Wednesday announced the formation of a 14-member commission for protection of journalists and media practitioners. Information Secretary Abdul Rasheed Solangi briefed the provincial cabinet about the commission and said Sindh was the only province where protection had been given to media persons. “The commission will promote, protect and effectively ensure […]

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Protection of Journalists in Pakistan: Sense and Censorship

Protection of Journalists in Pakistan: Sense and Censorship

A few days ago Irfan Raza, a journalist from DAWN News, was reportedly abducted from Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) and later was recovered from Chakri area in Rawalpindi. The unidentified armed kidnappers took away his vehicle. A few weeks ago, renowned journalist Arshad Sharif was shot dead in Kenya. According to the International Federation of […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation condemns Imran Khan’s defamatory and dangerous attempt to implicate journalists to assination attempt on him.

Pakistan Press Foundation condemns Imran Khan’s defamatory and dangerous attempt to implicate journalists to assination attempt on him.

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) strongly condemned former prime minister Imran Khan has implicated three journalists — Hamid Mir, Waqar Satti and Murtaza Solangi — to being linked to the attempted assassination attempt on him in Wazirabad in the Punjab province. Such irresponsible claims are not only defamatory but dangerous. On November 3, a gun attack […]

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