Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) urges the authorities to conduct speedy investigations into the cases of attacks on journalists and to ensure justice is provided.

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) urges the authorities to conduct speedy investigations into the cases of attacks on journalists and to ensure justice is provided.Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has called on the authorities to conduct speedy investigations into the cases of attacks on journalists — Asad Toor and Absar Alam — and to ensure justice is provided. On April 20, former Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) chairman Absar Alam was shot in the country’s capital Islamabad. In a […]

Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists seeks clarification from Prime Minister over Gill’s statement

Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists seeks clarification from Prime Minister over Gill’s statementISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has demanded Prime Minister Imran to explain his position on freedom of speech in the wake of his Special Assistant on Information Shehbaz Gill’s statement over the issue. The journalists’ body expressed grave concerns over the statement of Gill in which he openly announced that the PTI government […]

Pakistani journalist Muhammad Bilal Ghauri summoned over YouTube videos

Pakistani journalist Muhammad Bilal Ghauri summoned over YouTube videosPakistani authorities should cease harassing journalist Muhammad Bilal Ghauri and allow all members of the press to freely report on state institutions, including the military, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Today, M. Waseem Sikandar, a sub-inspector at the Federal Investigation Agency’s Cyber Crime Reporting Centre in Islamabad, issued a summons for Ghauri to […]

Pakistan People’s Party lawmaker submits journalist protection bill

Pakistan People’s Party lawmaker submits journalist protection billPESHAWAR: Member of the opposition Pakistan People’s Party Nighat Yasmin Orakzai on Monday submitted the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Protection of Journalists and Media Practitioners Bill, 2021, to the provincial assembly’s secretariat to ‘promote, protect and effectively ensure independence, impartiality, safety and freedom of expression of journalists and other media practitioners’. Earlier, she had submitted the Khyber […]

SOC Films releases World Press Freedom Day webinar

SOC Films releases World Press Freedom Day webinarIn commemoration of the World Press Freedom Day in May 2021, SOC Films hosted its first ever ‘Webinar’ focusing on the important issues that affect journalists reporting on issues confronting Pakistanis including minorities. The Webinar, moderated by journalist Munizae Jahangir, featured speakers from diverse backgrounds including the Canadian High Commissioner to Pakistan Wendy Gilmour, who […]