Pakistan’s journalists complain of increasing censorship

Pakistan’s journalists complain of increasing censorshipPakistani journalists, who have taken on military leaders and been beaten and jailed in the pursuit of a free press, say they now face a form of censorship that is more subtle but no less chilling, one spearheaded by the security services. Journalists and press freedom advocates say the military and the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence […]

Report sees dramatic increase in censorship

Report sees dramatic increase in censorshipISLAMABAD: Pakistani journalists and media houses during the year 2015 saw dramatic increase in censorship and silent, but potent crackdown on dissent and freedom of expression during the incumbent democratic setup which was never seen in previous civilian set ups. Freedom Network, an independent Pakistani media and civil liberties watchdog pinpointed this fact in its […]

Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015: Vaguely worded law may result in censorship

Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015: Vaguely worded law may result in censorshipKARACHI: As the National Assembly gears up to debate the controversial Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (PEC 2015), a UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression has urged legislators to ensure that the bill contains clear language and does not encroach on free speech. “My real concern is if this legislation were to become law, […]

Pakistan’s complicated media freedom threats

In March 2014, Pakistani columnist Raza Rumi was injured in a gun attack that killed his driver. Weeks later, Hamid Mir, star journalist of Geo TV, Pakistan’s biggest TV station, … Read More