Latest News and Monitoring from Pakistan

South Asia publications join hands to cover press freedom violations in the region

Across South Asia press freedom and safety of journalists have suffered a severe setback, as governments have stifled the independent media to control the public narrative. Journalists and media organizations are paying a heavy price for speaking truth to power. On the World Press Freedom Day, five publications from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Nepal joined […]

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WPFD Pakistan: Target on their backs

To mark World Press Freedom Day, 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. Filthy curses, and the […]

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Pakistani news reporter shot dead in Sindh province

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives, and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the brutal killing of Pakistani journalist Ajay Laalwani on March 18 in Sindh province and called on the government of Pakistan to bring the killers to justice. According to news reports, Laalwani, a reporter for […]

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Prominent Pakistani journalist taken off air after criticizing government

The International Press Institute, a global network of editors, media executives and journalists for press freedom, today vehemently criticized the government of Pakistan for reportedly putting pressure on GEO News channel to take off air well-known journalist Hamid Mir who had criticized the country’s military. According to media reports Geo News channel informed Hamid Mir […]

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