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While the FIA was said to have slapped notices on journalists, CJP Qazi Faez Isa, in a suo moto court proceeding directed FIA not to take any action against any journalist merely on the basis of his or her criticism. However, concerns have been rising about shrinking freedom of expression in Pakistan.
Forcibly returning Afghan journalists who have fled to Pakistan would be a flagrant violation of international law and completely unacceptable, warns international organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and urges Pakistan to provide protection to them.
Journalist Shaheen Sehbai alongside vloggers Syed Haider Raza Mehdi, Wajahat Saeed Khan, and Major (Retd.) Adil Farooq Raja were charged with sedition on Monday amidst an ongoing crackdown against PTI-inclined media workers.
Concerns rise as senior journalist & TV anchorperson Sami Ibrahim goes missing amidst state crackdown on PTI. Islamabad police are investigating the situation, but no conclusions yet.
The family of journalist and YouTuber Imran Riaz Khan claims that he has been missing since his release from jail on May 11. They fear that he has been picked up by intelligence agencies and is being tortured.
LHC has ordered Police to free two arrested media persons Aftab Iqbal and Imran Riaz. Both were taken into custody under section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) Ordinance.
News anchor Gharidah Farooqi has said Imran Khan's remarks against her are tantamount to incitement of violence in a civilised society. Women journalists rallied to her support against the former PM's misogynistic views.
A court-ordered panel of journalists on Wednesday held another meeting with senior officials of the interior and information ministries over harassment and assaults faced by media professionals in the country.
A journalist in Ghotki is facing a court case after reporting on the eviction of Hindu families from a flood relief camp.
As the UN's COP26 conference is set to begin in Glasgow, Scotland, journalists are putting forth appeals for the right to cover environmental issues