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

The aim of  Pakistan Impunity Watch is to document verified information relating to threats and attacks on media personnel and institutions in Pakistan.  The database will aim to. track progress in legal proceedings, provides a picture of the press freedom situation in Pakistan over the years and provides a resource for researchers looking into cases of attacks against the media.

In a country where those who perpetrate attacks on the media overwhelmingly enjoy impunity, this website aims to contribute to understanding the nature of attacks on journalists, tracking progress, holding culprits accountable and ensuring researchers and other stakeholders have access to verified information.

Pakistan Impunity Watch has been created and maintained by the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), an independent media documentation and training center. PPF is a non-governmental organization committed to promoting and defending freedom of expression.

PPF was established in 1967 as a non-profit organization and has been assisting the empowerment of independent media in Pakistan by conducting training programs for journalists, carrying out projects in research and documentation and campaigning to defend and promote freedom of the press.

237

Cases

Pakistan Press Foundation documented 237 confirmed cases of attacks from 2020 to date in Pakistan.

Cases in each Region

1

Balochistan

1

Gilgit-Baltistan

31

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

50

Punjab

49

Sindh

0

Azad Kashmir

30

Islamabad

80

Censorship cases

 

 

OUR STATS

2

Number of journalists murdered/killed

57

Number of journalists assaulted

12

Number of journalists arrested

7

Number of journalists detained

23

Number of journalists’ harassment

28

Number of verbal threats to journalists

3

Number of cases of defamation on journalist

3

Number of media outlets attacked

3

Raid on Press Club

80

Censorship of Content

17

Number of cases registered

1

Number of FIR registration

OFFICE DETAILS

Pakistan Press Foundation

1st Floor, Press Center,
Shahrah e Kamal Attaturk Road,
Karachi

Phone: 021-32628729