Latest News and Monitoring from Pakistan

Prominent Pakistan journalist put under travel ban

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined calls for Pakistan to lift the travel ban imposed on a leading newspaper columnist in the wake of his story on a confrontational meeting between leaders of the country’s civilian government and the military. Cyril Almeida, assistant editor of the English-language daily newspaper Dawn, learned on Monday that […]

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Freelance journalist missing, feared kidnapped from Pakistan’s Northwest frontier province

A freelance journalist and filmmaker has gone missing under suspicious circumstances from the tribal areas around the city of Kohat in the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan according to a senior editor for a broadcaster with whom the reporter was working, and a source at Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper. The senior broadcast editor asked that neither […]

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Pakistani journalists stand up against online harassment

Leading Pakistani women journalists appeared before a parliamentary committee on human rights on August 18 to address pervasive online attacks against women in the industry, after launching a campaign under the hashtag #AttacksWontSilenceUs earlier this month. The campaign, including a joint statement signed by tens of prominent journalists and organizations, describes the violent nature of […]

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Pakistan bans broadcast of BBC Urdu news bulletins

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has banned 24 local FM radio stations from broadcasting news bulletins from the BBC Urdu Service. The ban, which affects 24 out of 34 BBC FM partner stations in Pakistan, was relayed to the BBC by the PEMRA, which said it was acting on orders from the government. No […]

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