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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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Activists attack Pakistan TV station, leaving one dead

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned an attack on local TV channel ARY News in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi by activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) that left at least one person dead and several others injured. The violence occurred shortly after MQM chief Altaf Hussain, who lives in self-imposed exile […]

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Pakistan cybercrime bill raises fears of online censorship

A bill that would give extraordinary power to the Pakistani government to censor online content continues to raise alarm among the country’s civil society as it moves through Parliament. Passed in April by the National Assembly, the lower house of Pakistan’s Parliament, the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (PECB) is currently under review by a […]

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IPI joins call on Pakistan to release Mir shooting report

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in calling for the formal release of a judicial commission’s report on the 2014 shooting of Geo Television journalist Hamid Mir after details of the report were leaked to the public. The PPF yesterday called on Pakistan Supreme Court Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali […]

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