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LHC orders police to free arrested media persons

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. 

Coalition formed to combat threats to public interest journalism

A new coalition has been launched in Pakistan to combat disinformation and safeguard public interest journalism against threats to its credibility, Iqbal Khattak, executive director of Freedom Network Pakistan, told Voicepk.net on Tuesday.

Media under Siege in Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan

Award-winning journalists Steven Butler, Hamid Mir, Daniel Bastard, and others discuss the increasing attacks against journalists and whether there is a siege against the media at the 4th Asma Jahangir Conference.

Incensed journalists march to Parliament House against Black Law

Media workers from across the country on Sunday marched to Parliament against the govt’s proposed PMDA. Journalists set up an overnight sit-in camp for Monday's protest during President Alvi's address to the parliament.

Press In Chains: journalists decry muzzling of media

June 21: In their fiery and passionate speeches at lawyers’ convention arranged by the Supreme Court Bar Association, senior journalists have decried the attacks on the media in the country.

“Pakistan’s independent digital media rejects draconian attempt to muzzle media”

ISLAMABAD: The Digital Media Association of Pakistan (DigiMAP) has expressed deep concern at the government proposal to create a new authority to regulate the entire spectrum of the country’s media sector including print, electronic, digital and film.

PFUJ conference highlights #EnoughIsEnough campaign

The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) has launched a decisive movement for the resolution of issues faced by media workers in the country, setting a three-month deadline for the government to take tangible actions towards a framework that can provide physical, economic, and mental security to media persons, said Nasir Zaidi, the PFUJ’s Secretary General, as he read out a declaration.

Resolve journalists’ issues within 3 months, PFUJ tells govt

The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Friday gave the government a three-month deadline to resolve the ongoing media crisis which has severely compromised the independence of media in the country.
Journalist Iqrarul Hasan assaulted in Lahore

Iqrarul Hasan assaulted in Lahore; forgives assailants later

The ARY show host was targeted by unknown assailants who were arrested by the police. Hasan later forgave them.

South Asian rights activists decry attacks on civil society & media

December 9th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; In a webinar hosted by SAHR, Prominent rights activists from South Asian countries decry the use of power by state and non-state actors on civil society and press to quell the dissenting voices.