State’s failure to protect bold journalists criticized

KARACHI: The hapless families of the murdered newsmen on Saturday asked the journalists fraternity to step up the fight with the state for ending the unshakeable impunity the murderers enjoy. Unfolding their ordeals in pursuance of justice for their loved ones, who were murdered by the...

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Owais Aslam Ali, Secretary General, Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) makes an impassioned plea to governments to match their words in support of press freedom and safety of journalists with effective actions.

Owais Aslam Ali, Secretary General, Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) made an impromptu impassioned plea to governments to match their words in support of press freedom and safety of journalists with effective actions.  He said civil society organizations work under tremendous pressures under very difficult counties and it is...

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Commission to protect journalists, media practitioners formed

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Wednesday announced the formation of a 14-member commission for protection of journalists and media practitioners. Information Secretary Abdul Rasheed Solangi briefed the provincial cabinet about the commission and said Sindh was the only province where protection had been given to media...

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Protection of Journalists in Pakistan: Sense and Censorship

A few days ago Irfan Raza, a journalist from DAWN News, was reportedly abducted from Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) and later was recovered from Chakri area in Rawalpindi. The unidentified armed kidnappers took away his vehicle. A few weeks ago, renowned journalist Arshad Sharif was shot...

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Pakistan Press Foundation condemns Imran Khan’s defamatory and dangerous attempt to implicate journalists to assasination attempt on him.

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) strongly condemned former Prime Minister Imran Khan has implicated three journalists — Hamid Mir, Waqar Satti and Murtaza Solangi — to being linked to the attempted assassination attempt on him in Wazirabad in the Punjab province. Such irresponsible claims are not...

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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 mourns loss of senior journalist Arshad Sharif; calls for investigation into reasons for his exile from Pakistan

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) mourns the loss of senior journalist Arshad Sharif who was shot dead while traveling in a car in Kenya on October 24. We join calls for an investigation into his death and for a thorough investigation into the causes behind Sharif’s...

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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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