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Pakistan: Media groups express concern over removal of ‘News One’ from broadcast

The decision to prematurely take ‘News One’ off the air was criticized by media bodies.

Pakistan Press Foundation welcomes passage of bill for the protection of journalists by the National Assembly

Several media groups, including IFEX member the Pakistan Press Foundation, have collaborated and worked hard to push for this landmark legislation.

Pakistan’s shrinking space for free expression

Pakistan Press Foundation released two reports that underscored the continuing attacks facing journalists in Pakistan. One of the reports also documented increasing online attacks targeting women journalists.

Afghan police stand guard outside Pakistan's embassy, in Kabul, Afghanistan, 4 November 2019, WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images

Pakistan to facilitate visas for journalists and media personnel in Afghanistan

The Pakistan Press Foundation hopes that the decision of the Pakistan government to facilitate the visas of journalists in Afghanistan will act as a resource to a safe passageway for members of the media who are currently in need of a safe exit.

An individual under investigation arrives at the offices of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to record his statement, in Lahore, Pakistan, 20 March 2017, ARIF ALI/AFP via Getty Images

Pakistan: Two journalists detained by the Federal Investigative Agency

Media groups condemn the ‘abduction’ of journalists Amir Mir and Imran Shafqat for posting reports criticizing the judiciary and military officials.

A view of the Punjab Assembly in Lahore, Pakistan as the provincial budget is discussed, 14 May 2018, Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Pakistan: Media groups warn Punjab’s new law could be used to arrest journalists

The Pakistan Press Foundation and other media groups have warned that a new legislation (Punjab Privileges Act, 2021) passed by the Punjab Assembly contains a provision that can be used to wrongfully arrest journalists.

Shopkeepers listen to Prime Minister Imran Khan addressing the nation on television, in Karachi, Pakistan, 4 March 2021, ASIF HASSAN/AFP via Getty Images

Pakistan: Proposed super regulator could impose a ‘media martial law’

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.

The lawyer of a militant convicted of murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl speaks to the media outside the Sindh high court, Karachi, Pakistan, 24 December 2020, RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP via Getty Images

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.