UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO) REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO PLAN OF ACTION ON SAFETY OF JOURNALISTS

Islamabad : Speakers demanded the implementation of ‘Protection of Journalists and Media Workers Act 2021’ at a seminar organised by UNESCO under its Multi-Donor Program on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists to mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists...

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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...

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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...

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PPF ALARMED BY DETENTION OF COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS’ STEVEN BUTLER AT LAHORE AIRPORT

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...

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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...

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PPF CONDEMNS DEATH THREATS TO NAWA-I-WAQT REPORTER BAKHTZADA KHAN; URGE AUTHORITIES TO TAKE ACTION

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) strongly condemns the death threats to Nawa-i-Waqt reporter Bakhtzada Khan in Haripur city in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. It is imperative that authorities ensure the safety of the journalist by taking such threats seriously and ensuring action against the suspect. On October...

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PPF CONDEMNS THE DECISION OF PEMRA TO BAN THE TRANSMISSION OF BOL NEWS

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) strongly condemns the decision of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to ban the transmission of Bol Television Network comprising Bol News and Bol Entertainment. We urge the authorities to immediately lift the ban and ensure that the transmission should not...

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Lahore Press Club President Azam Chaudhry finds a bullet on his work desk

ISLAMABAD—Azam Chaudhry, President of Lahore Press Club, found a bullet lying on his desk as he arrived at his work desk Saturday. He said whosoever had done this cowardly act should instead have come face to face to attack him. "I have dedicated myself to protecting...

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Journalist Waqar Satti booked for allegedly linking ‘disrespectful’ statements about Islam to Imran

Rawalpindi police have registered a case against journalist Waqar Satti on allegations of attributing “disrespectful” statements “not based on facts” about Islam to PTI chairperson Imran Khan. The case was registered at RA Bazar police station on Saturday on the complaint of a cable operator, Chaudhry...

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Haripur police book man for threatening journalist

HARIPUR: The police on Saturday registered a case against a man for intimidating and harassing a local journalist as media bodies demanded early arrest of the suspect. Waqar Ali, reporter of an Urdu daily, lodged a complaint with the police, stating that he received a phone...

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