OUR MISSION

A database documenting threats to journalists, populated by a group of trained representatives of journalist bodies. The data being recorded will be coming through known contacts, allowing researchers to reach out for verification of cases.

ABOUT US

Pakistan Impunity Watch is a project of Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) which is an independent media documentation and training center, non-governmental organization committed to promoting and defending freedom of expression.

About, PPF was established in 1967 as a non-profit organization and continued working until 1974, when it had to suspend operations due to the political environment then prevailing in the country. It was reactivated in 1992, and has since been involved in assisting the development of independent media in Pakistan by conducting training program for journalists, carrying out projects in research and documentation and campaigning to defend and promote freedom of the press.

The aim of the PPF is to establish an effective network of media and journalists throughout Pakistan to gather and document information concerning violations against the press so that they may be able to monitor and defend freedom of expression.

PPF help to raise the standard of journalism in Pakistan and to promote and defend freedom of expression in Pakistan and internationally through the media, greater awareness of social and development issues and to encourage research on mass communication in Pakistan.

PPF organizes media training program and seminars, in rural centers as well as in the cities on issues facing by Pakistani media. The organization has worked for the improvement of professional skills, and in helping to raise journalists’ awareness on professional, social, political and human-rights issues as well as those related to the environment.

About categories

PPF also maintained documentation on the following categories : Arts and Culture , Broadcasting , TV , Radio, Environmental Journalism, Freedom of Expression , Social media , Human Rights , Print media, Information Technology, Media and Governance , Media and Society, Media Development, Media Ethics, Obituaries, PPF activities, Opportunities , Scholarships and Fellowships , Daily News Digest, Publication and Reports and Weekly News Review.

90

Cases

Pakistan Press Foundation documented 100 cases of attacks in year 2020 and 2021 in Pakistan.

Cases in each Region

2%

Balochistan

0%

Gilgit-Baltistan

11%

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

19%

Punjab

25%

Sindh

1%

Azad Kashmir

24%

Islamabad

21%

Censorship cases

OUR STATS

1

Number of journalists murdered/killed in 2020 -2021

25

Number of journalists assaulted in 2020-2021

11

Number of journalists arrested in 2020-2021

3

Number of journalists detained

4

Number of journalists’ harassment

12

Number of verbal threats to journalists

2

Number of cases of deformation on journalist

2

Number of media outlets attacked in 2020-2021

1

Raid on Press Club

44

Censorship of Content

4

Number of cases registered in 2020-2021

2

Number of FIR registration in 2020-2021

OFFICE DETAILS

Pakistan Press Foundation

1st Floor, Press Center,
Shahrah e Kamal Attaturk Road,
Karachi
Phone: 021-32628729