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Pakistan's Strict Media Crackdown

AP | By ZARAR KHAN | Posted 12.21.2014 | Media

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A fiery anti-government cleric has ended his 65-day long sit-in protest in Pakistan's capital Islamabad Tuesday. Tah...

The Rise and Fall of Pakistan's Independent News Media

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 06.28.2014 | Media
Malik Siraj Akbar

What we have seen during the past few days on Pakistan's media landscape cautions us not to be overly optimistic about the future of that country's "vibrant" news media. There is still a long way to go.

Pakistan's Eroding Space for Free Expression

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 10.09.2012 | Media
Malik Siraj Akbar

The failure to ensure the freedom of expression has emerged as the greatest pitfall of Pakistan's current democratic system. The civilian government is too fragile to prevent the army and the intelligence agencies from banning newspaper sites.

Sensational Shows Imperil the Future of Pakistan's Fledgling Broadcast Media

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 05.14.2012 | Media
Malik Siraj Akbar

Despite all criticism, the future of a democratic Pakistan largely hinges on the media. While in some countries free press has emerged from a democratic system, in Pakistan, on the contrary, democracy emerged in 2008 out of a free media.

Controversial Pakistani TV Host Fired

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 03.30.2012 | Media

ISLAMABAD (AP) — In a rare victory for Pakistani liberals, a private TV station decided to fire a popular morning show host after she sparked outrag...

Consensus, Not Conflict

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 10.10.2011 | World
Syed Yahya Hussainy

Politicians negotiating positions, impassioned youth taking to the streets, public debate about important issues -- these are the signs that the people of Pakistan have embraced democracy, not that they are turning it away.

Reporter Badly Beaten In Pakistan

AP | Posted 08.20.2011 | Media

ISLAMABAD — Men wearing police uniforms beat a Pakistani journalist working for the British Guardian newspaper, five days after he published an ...

Murdered Pakistani Journalist Buried

AP | ASHRAF KHAN | Posted 08.01.2011 | Media

KARACHI, Pakistan — Pakistan's main intelligence agency issued a rare media statement Wednesday to deny it was behind the abduction and killing ...

Pakistan Media Out Alleged Name Of CIA Station Chief

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 07.08.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD (Associated Press) -- Pakistani media have reported what they say is the name of the CIA station chief in Islamabad - the second such potent...

Fixing the Ship Without Sinking It

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Syed Yahya Hussainy

Pakistan is not the only country in the world where corruption takes place, but it does seem to be one of the few countries where the approach to reducing corruption actually feeds its existence.

Shireen Mazari: The Ann Coulter Of Pakistan

The New Republic | Nicholas Schmidle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In late August, a couple of weeks after a U.S. drone strike incinerated Baitullah Mehsud, leader of the Pakistani Taliban, the country's most popular ...

A Pakistani Visits Home A Decade Later

Taimur Khilji | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Taimur Khilji

Little or no attention is being paid, however, to what the country has: a vibrant youth, a relatively free media, and a growing business community.

Pakistani Journalist, Amir Wakil, Killed; Reporters Without Borders Calls For Media Protection

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD (AFP) -- The press freedom group Reporters Without Borders Tuesday urged Pakistan to control violence after the recent killing of a journali...