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.
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.
December 11, 2020
Pakistan: Reporting in a Pandemic
By Tehreem Azeem
Amid COVID-19, Pakistani journalists are looking for training to help them counter misinformation and stay safe while reporting.
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.
May 16, 2019
Pakistan’s Undeclared Censorship
By Tehreem Azeem
Pakistan's media environment is under increasing control -- but some journalists are fighting back.
May 25, 2018
The Plight of Pakistan's Journalists
By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
The free press is being suffocated in Pakistan.
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.
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."
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.
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.
January 07, 2017
China’s Trouble With Pakistan’s Turbulent Democracy
By Abdur Rehman Shah
The real stumbling block to CPEC? The differences in political systems between China and Pakistan.
June 12, 2013
BBC Urdu: A Conversation with Sairbeen Hosts Erum Gillani and Nosheen Abbas
The Diplomat spoke with the Pakistani hosts of BBC Urdu’s first TV program.