Latest News and Monitoring from Pakistan

IPI urges Pakistan to commit to open discussion on social media rules

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today urged the government of Pakistan to have an open and transparent discussion with stakeholders on controversial new social media regulations. In January, the Pakistani government introduced new rules to regulate all social media usage in the […]

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IPI executive board condemns death threats to Dawn editor and CEO in Pakistan

The undersigned members of the global Executive Board of the International Press Institute (IPI) are appalled by death threats made against fellow IPI Executive Board member and Dawn editor Zaffar Abbas as well as Dawn CEO Hamid Haroon during demonstrations outside the offices of Dawn in Pakistan. On December 3 protestors laid siege to Dawn’s […]

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Cyril Almeida: Pakistan faces ‘worst censorship in a generation’

Cyril Almeida, an editor and columnist at Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper and the International Press Institute (IPI)’s 71st World Press Freedom Hero, faces treason charges following his tenacious coverage of the Pakistan state’s patronage of militant groups. In Pakistan, treason is a capital offence. There is only one punishment for the charges against Almeida: death by hanging. […]

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Pakistani, Egyptian journalists awarded at IPI World Congress

Pakistani journalist Cyril Almeida received the 2019 International Press Institute (IPI) World Press Freedom Hero award at a special ceremony as part of the 2019 IPI World Congress in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 5. At the same ceremony, the 2019 Free Media Pioneer award was conferred on Egyptian news site Mada Masr. Both awards are […]

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