Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned at the detention Zameer Khan, on November 19 in the town of Miraali in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Khan is a brother of slain journalist Hayatullah Khan who was murdered in 2006. PPF urges an independent inquiry into Khan’s detention and if...Read More
Amidst impassioned and first hand accounts of impact of the murder of journalists in Pakistan, members of the civil society, journalists and media bodies gathered on November 26 for the launch of Pakistan Press Foundation’s (PPF) ‘Guidelines for Documenting and Confronting Impunity for Crimes Against...Read More
Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) strongly condemned the manhandling of journalists by political workers in response to the questions of reporters during pressers. Esar ul Haq Qasmi, a reporter of Khyber TV was harassed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s local Chairman Gulbagh Muhammad Arif Orakzai over a question during long march coverage in...Read More
Owais Aslam Ali, Secretary General, Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) makes an impassioned plea to governments to match their words in support of press freedom and safety of journalists with effective actions.
Owais Aslam Ali, Secretary General, Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) made an impromptu impassioned plea to governments to match their words in support of press freedom and safety of journalists with effective actions. He said civil society organizations work under tremendous pressures under very difficult counties and it is...Read More
Pakistan Press Foundation condemns Imran Khan’s defamatory and dangerous attempt to implicate journalists to assasination attempt on him.
Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) strongly condemned former Prime Minister Imran Khan has implicated three journalists — Hamid Mir, Waqar Satti and Murtaza Solangi — to being linked to the attempted assassination attempt on him in Wazirabad in the Punjab province. Such irresponsible claims are not...Read More
A culture of impunity plagues crimes against journalists as cases see little progress beyond condemnations and formation of commissions
The culture of impunity in crimes against journalists has plagued Pakistan as the media continue to come under attack in both now traditional forms of violence including physical assault and threats as well as via more sophisticated ways online. The record for press freedom and the...Read More
Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) horrified at the preventable death of female reporter of television channel in a tragic accident while covering a political procession
Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is horrified at the preventable death of Sadaf Naeem, a female reporter of Channel 5 television channel on October 30 in a tragic accident while covering former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Long March. Naeem’s death should serve as a wakeup call to...Read More
PPF mourns loss of senior journalist Arshad Sharif; calls for investigation into reasons for his exile from Pakistan
Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) mourns the loss of senior journalist Arshad Sharif who was shot dead while traveling in a car in Kenya on October 24. We join calls for an investigation into his death and for a thorough investigation into the causes behind Sharif’s...Read More
Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is alarmed by the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) detention of the Committee to Protect Journalists Senior Program Consultant Steven Butler upon his arrival in Lahore. The authorities must explain the basis for his temporary detention and questioning for over eight hours. According...Read More
PPF SHOCKED BY THE IRRESPONSIBLE SEXIST REMARKS BY FORMER PRIME MINISTER IMRAN KHAN REGARDING GHARIDAH FAROOQI
Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is shocked by the irresponsible and sexist remarks by former Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding senior journalist and NewsOne anchorperson Gharidah Farooqi. For a politician and the head of one of the largest political parties in the country to make such...Read More