Journalists Protection Act 2021 implementation problems and possibilities in Securing the Fourth Estate

PESHAWAR: On the fateful evening of January 17, 2012, tragedy struck the journalism community in Pakistan when an unknown gunman opened fire on Mukarram Khan Atif, a 40-year-old senior journalist and correspondent for the US-based Pashto language “Deewa Radio,” as well as a reporter for...

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PPF alarmed by injuries to Geo News cameraperson Samiullah Khan in suicide blast at political party workers’ convention in Bajaur; draw attention to the safety of media professionals on the ground

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is alarmed by injuries to Geo News cameraperson Samiullah Khan while on duty when a suicide blast at a workers’ convention for the political party, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazal (JUI-F), killed 54 people and injured 83 others on July 30 in the Bajaur district of the...

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PPF alarmed by injuries to Geo News cameraperson Samiullah Khan in suicide blast at political party workers’ convention in Bajaur; draw attention to the safety of media professionals on the ground

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is alarmed by injuries to Geo News cameraperson Samiullah Khan while on duty when a suicide blast at a workers’ convention for the political party, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazal (JUI-F), killed 54 people and injured 83 others on July 30 in the...

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Geo News cameraman in critical condition

One of the injured including Geo News cameraman Samiullah and has been shifted to the district headquarters hospital in Lower Dir as he is said to be in critical condition. The cameraman has sustained injuries on his head and his chest.   Source: Geo News...

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The government is creating a big obstacle to creating a commission for the safety of journalists

News: Pakistan is one of the countries where journalism is dangerous because there is no punishment for those who torture journalists and no decision is taken in such cases. Taking into account this situation, laws on the protection of journalists and other mass media workers...

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The rising toll of journalist deaths in Balochistan raises concerns: A look at the troubled landscape

News:  On September 29, 2012, Abdul Razzaq, who lives in Khuzdar district, Balochistan, received the news that his brother, Abdul Haq Baloch, had been killed by unknown individuals. Abdul Razzaq shares that his brother had been a journalist for ten years and was working with...

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Pakistan ranked third in the world for imposing internet restrictions

KARACHI: Pakistan has been ranked third in the world over the imposition of internet restrictions in the first half of 2023. According to a report by Surfshark, a virtual private network company headquartered in Lithuania, a half-year analysis of internet shutdown based on the Internet Shutdown...

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns death threats; case registration against journalist Badar Zaman in Swat district of KP after writing a story on healthcare department

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the death threats and registration of a criminal complaint against Daily Huamawam resident editor Badar Zaman in the Swat district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. On July 1, Zaman published a story about the alleged illegal commission collection by two clerks of the...

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Pakistan Press Foundation condemns the online harassment of woman journalist Sahrish Khokher that translated to physical threats against her

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the online harassment campaign against a women journalist, ARY News Senior Reporter Sahrish Khokher. It is unacceptable that Khoker is facing harassment online on social media platforms. Khokher’s online harassment has led to physical threats against the reporter. We urge the Federal...

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Government denies sacking journalist for asking Prime Minister Shehbaz question on press freedom

News: Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Tuesday that journalist Azam Chaudhry — who is reported to have claimed he was “taken off the air” from the Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) for asking a question related to press freedom from the prime minister — was...

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