Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) alarmed by reports of internet shutdown in Gwadar; welcome reports of restoration

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is alarmed by reports of an internet shutdown in the port city of Gwadar in the Balochistan province amidst clashes between protestors and police. We welcome reports that the internet services have been restored and urge the government to ensure that...

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Amnesty International calls for restoration of internet in Gwadar

Amnesty International South Asia on Tuesday decried the reported internet shutdown in the port city of Gwadar which came after an emergency law was reportedly imposed as protests arose over illegal fishing. “Such disruptions are neither necessary nor proportionate, and inhibits the ability of the people...

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Shutter down strike and protests in Gwadar as tension prevails: Mobile networks and internet services suspended

All mobile networks and internet services are completely suspended in Gwadar, including Pasni, and Ormara. The protesters staged a dharna in front of Pasni Press Club and blocked the main highway for traffic and a heavy contingent of police has been deployed up to zero...

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15 including a journalist arrested from Gwadar

GWADAR: At least 15 people including a journalists from Gwadar have been arrested at shifted to the central jail in Turbat, Bol News reported on Monday. Police said they were arrested during a crackdown on the Haq Do Tehreek Police said they were arrested during a...

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Nearly 1,700 journalists, including 93 from Pakistan, killed over last 20 years: RSF

Nearly 1,700 journalists have been killed worldwide, including 93 from Pakistan, over the past 20 years, an average of more than 80 a year, according to an analysis published by Reporters without Borders. The two decades between 2003 and 2022 were "especially deadly decades for those...

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Pakistan 5th most dangerous country for journalists

Pakistan is the fifth most dangerous country for journalists as nearly 1,700 newsmen have been killed worldwide over the past 20 years, an average of more than 80 a year, according to an analysis published by Reporters without Borders. The two decades between 2003 and 2022...

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Press Freedom in Pakistan 2022: A flurry of cases, a high-profile murder and political rhetoric targeting the media.

In a country where the press routinely remains under threat and faces attacks from many fronts, the media in Pakistan operated on slippery grounds in 2022 with a flurry of cases against journalists, television channel closures, charged political rhetoric enabling attacks against the media, overreach...

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Journalist among three shot dead in Attock

TAXILA: A chief editor of a local newspaper, his gunman and driver were shot dead near Marri village in the limits of Attock police station on Wednesday, police said. According to family sources, chief editor of a local newspaper Arshad Jaffari was going to his office...

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Geo reporter wins major defamation case against solicitor, law firm and murderer’s son

Geo TV and The News International’s London reporter Murtaza Ali Shah and his journalist brother have won a major defamation case at the UK High Court over false and malicious allegations made about them on social media sites, including WhatsApp. In one of the first few...

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PPF condemns misbehavior of sitting KP minister with Geo News reporter Rasool Dawar

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the misbehavior of a sitting minister in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province with Geo News reporter Rasool Dawar. It is condemnable that Dawar received death threats and abuse in response to a request for comment on a story. Speaking to PPF, Dawar...

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