Data collection under RTI laws helps in investigation journalism

Data collection under RTI laws helps in investigation journalismKarachi, Feb 8:  For better investigative stories it is necessary for reporters to gather important data from related departments using the laws of right to information, said PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali. Speaking to the participants of a training workshop on use of RTI Act, he said these laws have ensured more transparency and […]

Press conference on effective implementation of Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Act 2016

Press conference on effective implementation of Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Act 2016Call for taking measures for ensuring public access to information under RTI Coalition on Right to Information (CRTI) and its partners Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and Center of Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) raised the voice to urge the government to ensure implementation of Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Act, 2016 on February 6, […]

SC rules overt, covert censorship unconstitutional

SC rules overt, covert censorship unconstitutionalISLAMABAD: Overt and covert censorship is unconstitutional and illegal, the Supreme Court ruled while deciding a suo motu notice relating to the Faizabad Interchange sit-in by Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP). “Nebulous tactics, such as issuing advice to self-censor, to suppress independent viewpoints, to project prescribed ones, to direct who should be hired or fired by media […]

PPF condemns killing of two journalists in Afghanistan

PPF condemns killing of two journalists in AfghanistanPakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan has expressed deep concern over the killing of two journalists in Taliqan city, northern Takhar province of Afghanistan. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned this incident and called on the government and law enforcement agencies to thoroughly […]