Tragedy coverage brings out role of citizen journalism

Tragedy coverage brings out role of citizen journalismSocial media has certainly created a lot of chaos and anarchy all across the world with a flood of fake or manipulated “news.” It will still not stop a person like me, who did nothing but full-time journalism for three decades, to admit that in countries like Pakistan “citizen journalists,” always beat us when it […]

PPF condemns social media blackout in Zimbabwe

PPF condemns social media blackout in ZimbabwePakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe has expressed concern over the internet shutdown in Zimbabwe since January 15, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has denounced this restriction of internet in the country and called on the government of Zimbabwe to stop targeting public […]

Media must reinvent itself to survive, seminar told

Media must reinvent itself to survive, seminar toldLAHORE: The media is going through a transformation the world over due to “digital disruption” and mobile technology has so bewitched the younger generation that very few among them watch television these days, TV host Fahad Hussain said at a seminar on Sunday. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry was among the speakers at the Afkar-i-Taza ThinkFest […]

Senate body asks govt to issue ads to media

Senate body asks govt to issue ads to mediaISLAMABAD – The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting recommended giving advertisements to media and sought Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry for briefing on the draft advertisement policy of the government. The committee asked Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to get the approval of the committee and include its input in […]

PPF condemns online harassment of female journalists in Brazil

PPF condemns online harassment of female journalists in BrazilPakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil has expressed concern over the harassment of female journalists on social media. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned such incidents of harassment on social media and called on the newly elected government and authorities in Brazil to stop targeting journalists. […]

PPF condemns investigation against Fox TV anchor Fatih Portakal

PPF condemns investigation against Fox TV anchor Fatih PortakalPakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey has expressed concern over the investigation launched against Fox TV anchor Fatih Portakal. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the threats and fine made against the anchor and channel and called on the authorities to stop targeting journalists and […]