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Pakistan Press Freedom

Why Pakistan Is Embarrassed to Talk About Balochistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 05.12.2014 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Roshan Ghimire, a contributor to Story South Asia, interviewed me about the conflict in Balochistan. The interview focused on the left-wing secular Baloch nationalist movement that seeks a separate Baloch state, worsening human-rights conditions and increasing challenges for journalists.

Journalists' Choice: Face Death Or Jail

AP | KATHY GANNON | Posted 09.16.2012 | World

QUETTA, Pakistan -- The telephone call to local journalists generally comes in the late evening. The voice on the other end is harsh. He has a stateme...

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.