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When Minhaj Burna Was Banned

The ghost of late Minhaj Barna, one of the most towering trade union leaders of journalists and other newspaper employees in Pakistan, looms large when…

The State Of Media In Pakistan – Special Overview On Print

—————————————————————————————————————–   Freedom Network presents a special, exclusive series authored by seasoned journalist and analyst Haroon Rashid that takes a close look at how advancing…

December 2013 Media Review

Police described it as “cracker bomb attack” on Express Media group’s offices in Karachi on December 2 but its effects were felt widely among the…

“The State Of Media In Pakistan – Special Overview On TV

  —————————————————————————————————————–   Freedom Network presents a special, exclusive series authored by seasoned journalist and analyst Haroon Rashid that takes a close look at how…

Missing Link Between Ethics & Safety

The buzz about journalists’ safety is louder now than ever before as serious threats continue to originate and impact from all sides in Pakistan with…

Final Call For The Media

An attack on Express Media Group’s Karachi office on December 2, 2013, is a direct assault on “Freedom of the Press.” It is not simply…

Alliance Condemns Attack On Express Group Offices

Alliance for Access, a nationwide coalition of civil society organizations, corporations, media houses, telecommunication companies, academics, and student groups to promote open access in Pakistan,…

November 2013 Media Review

Attacks on journalists, curbs on online freedom and passage of Right-to-Know Bill by the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Legislative Assembly were hallmark of media safety review…

A Widow’s Fight Against Impunity

Grief-stricken Reshma came to the Supreme Court in Karachi last month carrying a poster-sized photograph of his slain husband Munir Ahmed Sangi, lying in a…

Unannounced Censorship In Pakistan

Exclusive Blog for Freedom Network   “Don’t try to become a journalist. It’s a dangerous profession in Pakistan”. These were the words of my late…

Freedom Network Joins ‘Alliance For Access’

KARACHI: Freedom Network [FN], Pakistan’s first media watchdog organization, joined November 7 the Alliance For Access, a nationwide coalition of civil society organizations, corporations, media…

The Rise Of ‘Fake Media’ In Pakistan

TV news channels are supposed to provide information based on facts with objectivity and honesty. Sadly, all this is sorely lacking in the expanding media…

October Attacks Review

October proves one of the deadliest months for journalists’ safety in Pakistan. A working journalist and a media assistant were killed, a district reporter remains…