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Pakistan Sees Surge in Silencing of Mainstream and Social Media
July 23, 2021

Pakistan Sees Surge in Silencing of Mainstream and Social Media

By Waleed Tariq
Attempts to reign in the media have grown since 2018, when the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf came to power.

Toothless and Terrified: The State of Pakistan’s Media
October 27, 2020

Toothless and Terrified: The State of Pakistan’s Media

By Niha Dagia and Niha Dagia
Journalism in Pakistan has never been easy, but the current environment is particularly dangerous.
Pakistan Warns Chinese TikTok, Blocks Singaporean Bigo Live App
July 21, 2020

Pakistan Warns Chinese TikTok, Blocks Singaporean Bigo Live App

By Associated Press
Pakistani authorities cited widespread complaints about "immoral, obscene and vulgar" content on the apps. 

An Attack on Artistic Freedom Highlights Pakistan’s Crackdown on Free Speech
November 05, 2019

An Attack on Artistic Freedom Highlights Pakistan’s Crackdown on Free Speech

By Binaifer Nowrojee
When an artist tried to highlight the harrowing human cost of police violence, her exhibit was shut down – one more voice silenced in Pakistan.

Pakistan’s Undeclared Censorship
May 16, 2019

Pakistan’s Undeclared Censorship

By Tehreem Azeem
Pakistan's media environment is under increasing control -- but some journalists are fighting back.

Pakistan’s Twitter Crackdown
January 14, 2019

Pakistan’s Twitter Crackdown

By Tehreem Azeem
Why is Twitter sending notices to journalists and human rights activists in Pakistan?

Taha Siddiqui on Pakistan’s Muzzled Media
July 24, 2018

Taha Siddiqui on Pakistan’s Muzzled Media

By Aaquib Khan
The well-known journalist is living in exile after narrowly escaping an abduction attempt by gunmen.
Pakistan Silences Its Critics
July 12, 2017

Pakistan Silences Its Critics

By Umer Ali
Criticizing the military, in print or social media, is increasingly dangerous in Pakistan.

Pakistan's Censorship Takes a Dangerous Turn
February 07, 2017

Pakistan's Censorship Takes a Dangerous Turn

By Umer Ali
Pakistan is silencing discussion on a growing number of topics, from religious extremism to CPEC.

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