IPI Board calls on Egypt’s president to pardon journalists

VIENNA: Members of the International Press Institute (IPI)’s Executive Board today in an open letter to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi expressed outrage at the lengthy sentences handed out this week to three Al Jazeera journalists behind bars in Egypt as well as sentences pronounced against six other journalists in absentia. Calling the sentences “unjustifiable”, …

Attack on Hamid Mir has massively damaged press freedom: PPF chief

Attack on Hamid Mir damaged press freedom

KARACHI: Secretary General, Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), Owais Aslam Ali, has said the armed attack on the life of senior journalist Hamid Mir had massively damaged the cause of freedom of the press and security of media institutions, which was required for their independent functioning. This he said while speaking at a function, organized by …

Impunity poses a major threat to freedom of press in Pakistan

KARACHI: Chairman of Pakistan Press International and Secretary General of the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), Owais Aslam Ali said that the perpetrators of violence against journalists and media workers enjoy almost absolute impunity in Pakistan, which is seriously hampering press freedom in the country. This he said while answering to various questions asked by Ifex …

PPF Protests defamation charges against Youssef Jajili

Youssef Jajili

Pakistan Press Foundation has expressed concern over the defamation charges against Youssef Jajili, editor-in-chief of the investigative weekly, Alaan Magazine on Monday in Ain Al-Saba court in Casablanca. Quoting information from Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to the Prime Minister of Morocco, Jajili was charged with …