PPF concerned over detention of Austrian journalist

PPF concerned over detention of Austrian journalistPakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey has expressed concern over the arrest of Austrian journalist Max Zirngast by Turkish authorities. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the arrest and has called on Turkish authorities to immediately release Zirngast. According to IPS Communication Foundation – Bianet, […]

Pakistani newspapers’ coverage of media focuses on flexing of muscles by electronic media regulators

Pakistani newspapers’ coverage of media focuses on flexing of muscles by electronic media regulatorsPakistan’s print media highlighted important issues including the revival of Censorship Committee on Defence Planning (CCDP) after 18 years; the recent flexing of muscles by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to regulate private TV channels and the opening of Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi. PPF monitored […]

No arrests made for murder of two media personnel in Pakistan. Those who injured six media men also remain free.

No arrests made for murder of two media personnel in Pakistan.  Those who injured six media men also remain free.Two media personnel were killed, while six others were injured and many were manhandled during 2015. In addition 11 media personnel were booked in false cases and equipment of many media workers was damaged or destroyed during the year. Television channels remained the primary target of violent attacks during the year. According to research by […]

No country for journalists

Impunity

Pakistan continues to be one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, an uncomfortable truth highlighted by yet another murder of a mediaperson on November 22. Television journalist Hafeezur Rehman was shot dead by unidentified people in Kohat, only weeks after a fellow professional, Zaman Mehsud, was ambushed in a similarly ghastly …

PAKISTANI REPORTER SLAIN BY GUNMEN IN TRIBAL REGION

PAKISTANI REPORTER SLAIN BY GUNMEN IN TRIBAL REGIONA Pakistani television journalist has been shot and killed by motorcycle gunmen in a tribal region in the country’s northwest that has been hit by a wave of attacks on members of the media. Unidentified gunmen killed Hafeez Ur Rehman of Neo TV Nov. 22 near his home in the town of Kohat in the […]

Murder of Pakistani journalist highlights impunity again

Murder of Pakistani journalist highlights impunity againTaliban claim responsibility for gunning down Zaman Mehsud VIENNA, Nov 5, 2015 – The murder of yet another journalist in Pakistan this week because of his journalistic work once again raises the issue of journalists’ safety and the importance of ending the impunity both in that country and worldwide. Senior journalist Zaman Mehsud of Tank […]

Media workers safety

The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), a Pakistani NGO, has published a thought provoking report on Safety of media workers. The report is informative. It presents facts and figures to underline the gravity of the issue. The report also tries to pinpoint the major sources of threat to the media persons and the futility of the …