Articles by Pakistan Press Foundation
Several groups said the proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority Ordinance (2021) could have a devastating effect on free speech and press freedom. Pakistan Press Foundation said it will grant more powers to authorities to control the media industry.
Pakistan Press Foundation welcomes the presentation of journalists’ safety bills in the National Assembly and Sindh Assembly
The Pakistan Press Foundation played a leading role in the campaign for the passage of journalists’ protection legislation.
The central office of the Geo and Jang media group was vandalized by a group of protestors on 21 February in Karachi. Some staff members were also beaten.
The Pakistan Press Foundation presents its 2020 report on the state of press freedom in Pakistan. It noted that journalists were still abducted, killed, arrested, and manhandled with impunity in 2020.
Pakistan: Directive prohibiting electronic news coverage of some news events undermines right to information
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority prohibited broadcasters from airing speeches of an absconder or a proclaimed offender, which is widely believed to be an attempt to deny airtime to the country’s former prime minister. Reporting about a gang-rape incident has been restricted as well.
Journalist Ahmad Noorani started to receive death threats after publishing an investigative story about the business fortunes of close relatives of a retired army officer.
The Karachi Press Club said the “sanctity of the club had been trampled” after Pakistan Rangers entered their premises to conduct some security rehearsal.
The Supreme Court has taken notice of the abduction of the senior journalist and has asked the Islamabad police chief for a report on the incident in two weeks.