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Pakistan Seeks to Punish Criticism of Army
May 31, 2021

Pakistan Seeks to Punish Criticism of Army

By Niha Dagia
A new bill, if it were to become law, would further damage the Pakistani media’s ability to hold the military to account.

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’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.

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.

The Plight of Pakistan's Journalists
May 25, 2018

The Plight of Pakistan's Journalists

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
The free press is being suffocated in Pakistan.

The Hard Limits of Pakistan's Media Freedom
March 28, 2018

The Hard Limits of Pakistan's Media Freedom

By Daud Khattak
Self-censorship out of fear might explain a near media blackout on reporting widespread Pashtun protests.

Pakistan's Ongoing Media Crackdown Takes Aim at RFE/RL
January 27, 2018

Pakistan's Ongoing Media Crackdown Takes Aim at RFE/RL

By Catherine Putz
Pakistani intelligence says RFE/RL's Pashto-language Radio Mashaal aired programs "against the interests of 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.

Pakistan’s Missing Activists and the State's War on Online Anonymity
January 18, 2017

Pakistan’s Missing Activists and the State's War on Online Anonymity

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The disappearance of prominent online voices has a chilling effect on other nonconforming bloggers.

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