PFUJ calls for action against people behind online drive targeting journalists

PFUJ calls for action against people behind online drive targeting journalistsISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists has taken notice of a malicious campaign launched on social media against some top journalists of the country. The union’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) adopted a resolution at its meeting on Saturday, which urged the government to take action against those responsible for the “life-threatening campaign”. It called […]

PPF condemns the internet shutdown in Liberia

PPF condemns the internet shutdown in LiberiaPakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to George Weah, President of Liberia has expressed concern over the internet shutdown in Liberia following the protests in Monrovia on June 7, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the internet disruption in Liberia and termed it an attack of freedom of […]

Local court dismisses case of cyber terrorism against Pakistani journalist due to lack of evidence

Local court dismisses case of cyber terrorism against Pakistani journalist due to lack of evidenceCiting lack of evidence, the Session Court in Karachi has dismissed the case of cyber terrorism against journalist Shahzeb Jilani who was charged defamatory remarks against security and law enforcement agencies of Pakistan. During the hearing on May 18, the court has declared that the First Information Report (FIR) against Jilani is non maintainable and […]

سوشل میڈیا کی وجہ سے صحافیوں کو درپیش خطرات

سوشل میڈیا کی وجہ سے صحافیوں کو درپیش خطراتدنیا بھر میں کل آزادی صحافت کا عالمی دن منایا جائے گا، اس میں کوئی شک نہیں کسی بھی ملک کی ترقی میں صحافت کا کردار انتہائی اہم ہوتا ہے یہی وجہ ہے کہ صحافت کو ریاست کا چوتھا ستون قرار دیا گیا ہے لیکن افسوس پاکستان سمیت دنیا بھر کے صحافیوں کے تحفظ کے […]

Journalist Shahzeb Jillani’s pre-arrest bail confirmed by district court

Journalist Shahzeb Jillani’s pre-arrest bail confirmed by district courtA district court in Karachi on Tuesday confirmed the interim pre-arrest bail of journalist Shahzeb Jillani in a case pertaining to alleged cyber terrorism, hate speech and defamatory remarks about state institutions. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had booked Jillani in a case registered under Sections 500 (defamation), 109 (abetment) and 34 (common intention) of […]

Journalists targeted with coordinated smear campaigns online

Journalists targeted with coordinated smear campaigns onlineKARACHI: Twitter users on Friday raised serious concerns over the increasing weaponisation of social media and online smear campaigns against several Pakistani journalists. The first series of the malicious hashtag campaigns emerged as the top three Twitter trends in Pakistan on Wednesday. The trends accompanied by scurrilous trolling, misinformation and doctored images targeted Marvi Sirmed, […]