Latest News and Monitoring from Pakistan

WPFD 2022 Pakistan | Challenges facing Pakistan’s media

To mark World Press Freedom Day 2022, IPI’s media partners in the South Asia Cross-border journalism project in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Nepal have documented several press freedom violations in their countries.  These stories are published in all the five news publications – The Daily Star, The Week, Dawn, Republica and Nagarik. DEMAGOGUERY cloaked in […]

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The state of media freedom in Pakistan

A large part of the media sector in Pakistan is facing serious threats as the government has shown increasing intolerance to critical journalism and as radical political actors regularly attack media outlets and journalists. The armed forces have also played a key role in stifling press freedom in the country. Cases of abduction, physical attacks, […]

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Pakistan passes milestone journalist safety legislation

Pakistan is one of the world’s most dangerous countries for the press, and there has been an urgent need for legislation to ensure the rights and safety of journalists. Local media organizations, journalists and international community have worked tirelessly to change the situation and improve working conditions. After years of lobbying, the Journalist Protection Act […]

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IDEI Pakistan | Crimes against journalists

That Pakistani journalists are threatened, intimidated and killed with no consequences for the perpetrators is a shameful indictment of our democracy. Ahead of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists published a report that ranks Pakistan as ninth out of 12 countries where journalists have been killed […]

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