Drive against free speech

Drive against free speechTHREATS to journalism in Pakistan, and by extension freedom of expression, continue to rear their head frequently in the online space. On Thursday, a Twitter campaign was launched under the hashtag #ArrestAntiPakjournalists, with over 28,000 tweets published in a matter of hours. Consequently, the hashtag trended at number one position in Pakistan for some time. […]

Zardari’s interview pulled from air: anchor

Zardari’s interview pulled from air: anchorKarachi: An interview of former president Asif Ali Zardari was stopped from being aired shortly after it started on a private news channel on Monday. Hamid Mir, who was the interviewer of the programme on Geo News, took to Twitter to express his outrage over the incident. “I can only say sorry to my viewers that […]

Punjab IGP’s new media policy stirs outrage

Punjab IGP’s new media policy stirs outrageLahore: Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Arif Nawaz Khan has issued a new media policy through which certain restrictions have been imposed on media interaction. The policy has been met with outrage from stakeholders who have termed it as a form of censorship and an attack on freedom of information. A circular issued by […]

PPF condemns attack on cameraman in Ghana

PPF condemns attack on cameraman in GhanaPakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana has expressed concern over the attack on David Ankomah, cameraman of Accra-based Joy News by the soldiers on June 23, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the violence against journalist working in the line of duty […]

ATC summons petitioner in next hearing of media houses attack cases

ATC summons petitioner in next hearing of media houses attack casesKARACHI: A special anti-terrorism court directed the petitioner and the witness on Saturday to appear before the court in the next hearing of the two cases pertaining to raising anti-state slogans, vandalism, terrorism and attack on media houses. Dr Farooq Sattar, Amir Khan, Shahid Pasha, Kunwar Naveed and other accused appeared before the court. The investigation […]