Tag: Media and Governance

PPF denounces murder of Mexican commentator

[ 0 ] February 13, 2019

PPF denounces murder of Mexican commentatorPakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico has expressed deep concern over the murder of Mexican commentator Jesús Eugenio Ramos Rodríguez. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has denounced the increasing rate of violence against journalists in Mexico and called on the Mexican government […]

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PMRA: senseless and dangerous

[ 0 ] January 26, 2019

PMRA: senseless and dangerousAGAINST sane advice, the PTI government has moved ahead with its agenda to tighten its control over the media. On Thursday, the federal cabinet approved the creation of the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority that will enable the government to ‘regulate’ all media in the country from one platform. The step has come in the face of strong […]

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APNS, CPNE assail move to form new media body

[ 0 ] January 26, 2019

APNS, CPNE assail move to form new media bodyKARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) have criticised the federal cabinet’s decision to set up the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) that is to replace the existing bodies regulating print and electronic media. The APNS termed the decision a particularly regressive measure and the CPNE described it as […]

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New Media Regulatory Authority gets cabinet’s nod

[ 0 ] January 25, 2019

New Media Regulatory Authority gets cabinet’s nodISLAMABAD –   The federal cabinet Thursday approved formation of a new Media Regulatory Authority in consultation with the journalists’ associations. Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said media representatives will be consulted on the new body. “The cabinet has approved steps for constitution of a new Media Regulatory Authority. Consultation with journalists’ associations has been recommended,” […]

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PPF condemns assault on radio journalist in Lira, Uganda

[ 0 ] January 24, 2019

PPF condemns assault on radio journalist in Lira, UgandaPakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda has expressed concern over the assault on Bismack Olang, journalist with Unity FM radio based in Lira on January 18, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned this unjustified act of mayor and called on the Ugandan government […]

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PPF condemns attack on three journalists covering political rally

[ 0 ] January 14, 2019

PPF condemns attack on three journalists covering political rallyPakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria has expressed concern over the attack on three journalists during a political party rally in Lagos, Nigeria. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has called on the Nigerian government and law enforcement agencies to thoroughly and independently investigate the […]

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Senate body asks govt to issue ads to media

[ 0 ] January 8, 2019

Senate body asks govt to issue ads to mediaISLAMABAD – The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting recommended giving advertisements to media and sought Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry for briefing on the draft advertisement policy of the government. The committee asked Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to get the approval of the committee and include its input in […]

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[Philippines] Pakistani media group appeals to President Duterte over killing of radio broadcaster

[ 0 ] January 8, 2019

[Philippines] Pakistani media group appeals to President Duterte over killing of radio broadcasterThe Pakistan Press Foundation, an independent media organization that seeks to promote and defend freedom of expression, expressed “deep concern” on the killing of Philippine radio announcer Gabriel Alburo in a letter to President Rodrigo Duterte, dated 31 December 2018. Alburo was on his way home to Guihulngan City in La Libertad, Negros Oriental — […]

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CS inaugurates SMIU’s FM radio for literacy promotion

[ 0 ] December 29, 2018

CS inaugurates SMIU’s FM radio for literacy promotionKARACHI: Sindh Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah has expressed pleasure over FM Radio Channel 96.6, incepted by the Sindh Madrasatul Islam University (SMIU) for promotion of education and literacy entitled “Voice of Education”. Speaking after inaugurating the FM Radio Channel 96.6/Voice of Education on Friday, Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah admired the University Teachers and […]

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Pakistan’s journalists complain of increasing censorship

[ 0 ] December 26, 2018

Pakistan’s journalists complain of increasing censorshipPakistani journalists, who have taken on military leaders and been beaten and jailed in the pursuit of a free press, say they now face a form of censorship that is more subtle but no less chilling, one spearheaded by the security services. Journalists and press freedom advocates say the military and the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence […]

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