Under Threat: Journalism has never been more dangerous according to major new INSI report on media safety

April 29 – Journalism has never been more dangerous and journalists have never felt more unsafe, according to the findings of a major report published today by the International News Safety Institute. Under Threat: The Changing State of Media Safety provides an in-depth, multi-media look at the main changes in the journalistic safety landscape over …

UPR Pakistan by Reporters Without Borders

JOURNALISTS IN DANGER As the United Nations Human Rights Council prepared for its Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan, Reporters Without Borders expressed alarm over growing threats to journalists’ lives and safety in many regions of the country. The free press organization, which has official consultative status with the U.N., had recommended as recently as April …

Pakistan CSOs Coalition contribution to the second Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan by the UN Human Rights Council – On Freedom of Expression

This report is submitted on behalf of the following CSOs: Audio Visual Center AURTAZAAD: Women’s Research & Publications Bright Education Society Christian Study Centre CLAAS CWS-P/A Dar –ul-Mussarat –Raiwind Diocese Data Line Service Diocese of Raiwind – Church of Pakistan Executive Board of Methodist Church in Pakistan Films d’Art Interactive Resource Centre Justitiaet Pax Netherlands …

Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan by EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR LAW AND JUSTICE (ECLJ) – On Freedom of Expression

Freedom of Expression Pakistan has impermissibly restricted the freedom of expression by subordinating it to Shariah. This restriction has created a repressive environment in which anyone may be punished for any action deemed inconsistent with Islam. While the Pakistani constitution allows for such restrictions, it is antithetical to the ICCPR. The 2012 UPR must hold …