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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.
Journalist Qais Javed killed in Dera Ismail Khan
A journalist from the Dera Ismail Khan area has been killed inside his own home by unknown people. Pakistan has seen 100 journalists killed in the last 20 years according to CPJ.
Supreme Court grants bail to Mir Shakil in land case
SC has granted bail to Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman after him spending eight months in detention in a case of property purchase over 30 years ago.
PM had asked for lawyers’ help to remove Faez Isa: Yasin Azad
Yasin Azad, former president of the SCBA alleges that PM Imran Khan called a meeting with figures from bar associations last month to seek their help in removing Justice Issa.
PEMRA suspends licence of 24 News…again
September 1st, 2020 By Staff Reporter LAHORE The...
Torture of Chaman journalists reminder of serious issue
Jun 26, 2020: Two local journalists, Syed Ali Achakzai and Abdul Mateen Achakzai were arrested earlier this week and later released. During their arrest they were first moved to Machh jail - around 200 kilometers away from ...
“They Will Make An Example Out Of Us To Crush All Dissent”
Although it has a remarkably vibrant press, Pakistan only ranks at number eight on the CPJ’s 2019 Global Impunity Index that enlists countries where murders of journalists go unpunished. At least 65 journalists and media workers ...
The attack on Dawn is more complex than it appears
Some believe that it may be Dawn editor Zaffar Abbas’s speech that prompted such behavior. Mr Abbas received the Gwen Ifill award from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) for his immense contribution for press freedom. In his video he talked openly about some aspects of the fragile situation in the country.
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