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Impunity looms one year after Arshad Sharif’s murder in Kenya

During the past year, RSF observed that the various investigations have been marked by opaqueness and lack of cooperation between Kenya and Pakistan.

Pakistan: A critical analysis of E-Safety Bill, Personal Data Protection Bill 2023

Concerns have been raised about these legislative frameworks enabling illegal surveillance and isolating Pakistan from the global digital community.

Pakistan: PPF welcomes withdrawal of PEMRA Amendment Bill after media raised concerns about it

Pakistan Press Foundation said that the media should be given room for self-regulation in combating disinformation.

Pakistan: Media groups push for greater protection and promotion of RTI laws

The Pakistan Press Foundation organized a workshop to address the safety and security concerns faced by journalists across Pakistan.

Pakistan: Media group condemns registration of criminal complaints against four journalists

A complaint was filed against four media professionals – Shaheen Sehbai, Wajahat Saeed Khan, Moeed Pirzada and Sabir Shakir – for allegedly inciting the public during the protests in May.

Pakistan government urged to immediately lift restrictions on social media platforms

Media Matters for Democracy said that the restrictions affected nearly 125 million people and caused billions of losses for local livelihoods.

Pakistan Press Foundation: ‘Blocking mobile internet service endangers public safety’

Pakistan authorities urged to ensure access to information at a time of political uncertainty following the arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Pakistan Press Foundation welcomes court decision on PEMRA’s “unsolicited media-gagging order”

The Pakistan Press Foundation reminded the broadcast media regulator to fulfill its mandate without muzzling free speech.

Pakistan: Twitter no longer a space for discourse

Social media platforms have been weaponized to spread hate against minorities and trans people.

Pakistan bans the airing of speeches of former Prime Minister Imran Khan and suspends ARY News

Pakistan Press Foundation calls on the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to immediately rescind the ban and ensure respect for free expression.

Journalist Syed Fawad Ali Shah found jailed in Pakistan after going missing in Malaysia

Despite being a registered refugee since 2011 in Malaysia, freelance Pakistani journalist Syed Fawad Ali Shah was secretly deported in August 2022 and is now detained in Pakistan facing several cases related to his reporting on corruption within law enforcement agencies.

Pakistan: PPF condemns online trolling campaign against journalist Javeria Siddique

Journalist Javeria Siddique tweeted on 8 February: “My husband was killed with a bullet. I will be killed through character assassination.”

Civil society groups condemn Wikipedia ban in Pakistan

UPDATE: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority restored Wikipedia services in the country on Monday after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif ordered the ban on the online encyclopedia be lifted “immediately”.

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

Pakistan Press Foundation released a year-end report which noted that despite the change in government, “little improvement has been seen in the state of press freedom”.

Pakistan: PPF strongly condemns the attack on “Sada e Watan” Bureau Chief Naseer Ghumman in Sialkot

Journalist Naseer Ghumman was attacked after reporting about alleged corruption, involving Tehsil Municipal Administration Sialkot officers.