Established in: 1967
Themes & Interventions: Economic Empowerment
What We Do: Awareness Rising, Service Delivery
Head Office at Karachi
Press Centre Shahrah Kamal Ataturk, Karachi 74200, Pakistan.
Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is an independent media documentation and training centre, non-governmental organisation committed to promoting and defending freedom of expression.
PPF was established in 1967 as a non-profit organization and continued working until 1974, when it had to suspend operations due to the political environment then prevailing in the country. It was reactivated in 1992, and has since been involved in assisting the development of independent media in Pakistan by conducting training program for journalists, carrying out projects in research and documentation and campaigning to defend and promote freedom of the press.
The aim of the PPF is to establish an effective network of media and journalists throughout Pakistan to gather and document information concerning violations against the press so that they may be able to monitor and defend freedom of expression.
PPF help to raise the standard of journalism in Pakistan and to promote and defend freedom of expression in Pakistan and internationally through the media, greater awareness of social and development issues and to encourage research on mass communication in Pakistan.
PPF organizes media training program and seminars, in rural centers as well as in the cities on issues facing by Pakistani media. The organization has worked for the improvement of professional skills, and in helping to raise journalists’ awareness on professional, social, political and human-rights issues as well as those related to the environment.
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