Latest News and Monitoring from Pakistan

Pakistani journalist murdered outside of press club

The IPI global network condemns the murder of Pakistani journalist Hasnain Shah, who was shot and killed Monday by unidentified gunmen outside of Lahore Press Club. IPI demands that authorities thoroughly investigate the case and find the suspects immediately. Journalist Hasnain Shah was sitting in his car outside of the Lahore Press Club in Lahore, […]

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Pakistan journalists protest draconian media regulation bill

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists for press freedom, today expressed its support for protests launched by journalists in Pakistan against the Pakis­tan Media Development Autho­rity (PMDA) legislation and urged the government to withdraw it. Journalists in Pakistan launched a sit-in protest outside the Parliament in the […]

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Pakistan should withdraw sweeping new media regulation

In an open letter, the IPI Global Network has urged Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to withdraw a sweeping planned new media regulation, called the Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) Ordinance 2021, that would severely undermine press freedom in the country. Underscoring the importance of press freedom in Pakistan, IPI called on the prime minister […]

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Journalist brutally assaulted in Pakistan

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the brutal attack on Pakistani journalist Asad Ali Toor, and urged the Pakistani government to take immediate action against the perpetrators. According to media reports, unidentified men entered the apartment building where Toor lives and […]

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