Posts Tagged ‘ freedom of press ’

Geo Saga Requires Reflection, Not Reaction

Apr 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Censorship, Geo TV, ISPR

The attempted murder of Geo News Senior Anchor Hamid Mir has rocked the nation, not only as the latest attempt to silence a journalist who reports on sensitive issues, but due to the very serious allegations made by Hamid Mir and others holding the ISI responsible for the attack. As tensions are rising to regrettable levels, though, […]



Beighariat Karnay Wali Brigade

Oct 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The YouTube video for ‘Aalu Anday’ may have made Beyghairat Brigade an instant Internet sensation while making the politicians and officials who were the targets of their satire uncomfortable. But there’s one group in particular that should have felt especially shamed by the popularity of ‘Aalu Anday’, and that’s the media which avoids any confrontation […]



Is Media Freedom a Cruel Hoax?

Jun 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Censorship

In 2009, Kamran Shafi’s home was strafed with gunfire after he was warned not to report about security agencies. In 2010, Umar Cheema was abducted and tortured. Umar Cheema was lucky – he survived. In 2011, Saleem Shahzad was abducted and tortured to death, his body dumped on a canal bank in Mandi Bahauddin. None […]



Information Welfare

Jan 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

An open and transparent government is a hallmark of democracy. The people must have proper information about government officials and public policy in order to elect the politicians that best represent their interests. But government information must also be looked at through the proper amount of skepticism. Historically, governments have engaged in propaganda to make […]



Attacking the Messenger

Jan 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

  The recent attack on Dawn reporter M.H. Khan is shocking. Threats and intimidation against journalists has become too commonplace, but usually we expect these attacks to be carried out by Taliban and other militants. The fact is, attacks on journalists is simply uncivilized. That this attack was allegedly carried out by political supporters of SNF […]



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