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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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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