Women legislators promise support to bill on protection of journalists

PESHAWAR: Women Parliamentary Caucus of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Monday assured the mediapersons’ bodies of its full support in getting the bill on protection of journalists passed from the provincial legislature. The women legislators made the assurance during a meeting with members of the Pakistan Journalists...

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PPF strongly condemns the attack on Sada e Watan Bureau Chief Naseer Ghumman in Sialkot

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) strongly condemns the violent attack on daily Sada e Watan Bureau Chief Naseer Ghumman in Sialkot, Punjab. PPF urges authorities to take immediate steps to ensure the arrest of those behind the attack and to provide the required medical assistance and...

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Pakistan Press Foundation condemns the attack on the Sadiqabad Press Club; urges authorities to ensure safety of members

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) strongly condemns the attack on Sadiqabad Press Club in the Punjab province. The attack on the club premises during which threats were issued to the president of the press club are unacceptable. The relevant authorities must ensure that the perpetrators of this...

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Sindh notifies Commission for Protection of Journalists

KARACHI: Sindh government has notified establishment of Commission for the Protection of Journalists and other Media Practitioners (CPJMP) under the Sindh protection of journalists and other media practitioners Act, 2021. The Sindh government has appointed former judge of Sindh High Court Justice (retd) Rasheed A Razvi...

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‘Five Pakistani journalists among 67 killed this year’

ISLAMABAD: Five Pakistani journalists are among the 67 media personnel killed so far during 2022 in the line of duty, according to figures released by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on Sunday. IFJ renewed its call for concrete actions to protect the safety and freedoms...

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Media professionals demand state provide justice in murder cases of journalists

Leading journalists on Saturday stressed the need for implementing the laws on media freedom and called for the state to ensure justice to the journalists who were killed in the line of duty. They spoke at a symposium titled ‘No More Impunity For Crimes Against Journalists’...

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Pakistan partly delivered on promises to protect journalists: report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has partly delivered on promises to protect its journalist community, mostly through efforts by civil society, media and the UN since 2012, but needs to effectively implement new laws to ensure perpetrators of attacks on journalists are held to account, a new research...

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PPF concerned at the detention of Hayatullah Khan’s brother; calls for an inquiry

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...

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Bajaur jirga resolves dispute between medics, journalists

BAJAUR: A jirga succeeded to resolve a dispute between local journalists and the staff of district headquarters hospital Khar here on Thursday. The jirga comprised of local MNA, political leaders figures and officials of the district administration held several meetings with both the parties to resolve...

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PPF launches guidelines for documenting and confronting impunity for crimes against journalists

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...

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