Pakistan: PPF welcome safe return of Aaj News Assignment Editor Nafees Naeem; urge investigation into his abduction

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) welcomes the safe return of Aaj News Assignment Editor Nafees Naeem, a day after he was abducted by unidentified individuals in plain clothes. The circumstances of his abduction and return remain unclear. We urge the authorities to conduct an investigation and...

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Aaj News staff member Nafees Naeem returns home

Aaj News senior staff member Nafees Naeem, who went missing on Monday after he was "picked up" by men in plainclothes, returned home safely within 24 hours of being abducted. The channel's director news, Kamal Siddiqi, shared the development on Twitter. "Aaj senior assignment editor Nafees Naim...

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Journalist’s ‘disappearance’ near home sparks concern, condemnation

KARACHI: Nafees Naeem, an assignment editor at Aaj News channel, went missing from near his home in Nazimabad on Monday afternoon and is believed to have been abducted by unknown persons traveling in a Vigo, according to police, the TV channel’s administration and media organizations. West-Zone...

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Islamabad High Court (IHC) summoned case of harassing journalists by FIA

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court (IHC) Athar Minallah summoned the case on the petition of senior Anchorperson Sami Ibrahim where the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) accused him of provoking the public against institutions, BOL News reports. FIA officials argued that Sami...

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Pakistan: Escalating Attacks on Journalists

A recent series of attacks and growing pressure on journalists who criticize the Pakistan government is a cause for serious concern, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists said today. Those suspected of criminal responsibility should be promptly and fairly prosecuted. The...

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PPF terms PEMRA’s prohibition of interview of former prime minister’s interview as a dangerous step

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) believes that a recent Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) prohibition order issued to Bol News Talk Show Tajzia hosted by Sami Ibrahim following the broadcast of an interview with former prime minister Imran Khan is a dangerous step taken by the regulatory...

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PEMRA bans Sami Ibrahim talk show featuring Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Thursday imposed a ban on Tajzia, a Bol TV talk show hosted by Sami Ibrahim, for airing a statement of PTI chairman Imran Khan. In a notification to all TV channels, PEMRA said: “Reference is invited to a talk show...

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Pakistan Television (PTV) anchorperson removed from job for visiting Israel

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Television (PTV) anchor Ahmed Quraishi has been sacked from the state television channel after backlash over his recent visit to Israel as part of an interfaith peace delegation. The delegation also met with the Israeli president during their visit. Federal Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb Monday...

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) joins 34 rights groups demand independent investigation into the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has joined a coalition of 34 press freedom and human rights groups calling for an immediate and independent investigation into the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on May 11. Read the full statement below. We, the undersigned organisations, call for...

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PTI supporters attack SAMAA TV journalists in Karachi, Rawalpindi

SAMAA TV journalists covering a protest near Karachi’s Numaish Chowrangi were attacked by several PTI supporters who left reporter Zamzam Saeed and cameraperson Imran wounded. A TV camera was also damaged in the attack. In another attack that came a few hours later, reporter Yasir Hussain...

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