Restricted, Intimidated Freedom of Press in Pakistan

Background

On 28 May 2021, telecast on BBC’s Hard Talk, Stephen Sackur conducted an interview of Pakistan’s Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, who played down reports regarding an increase in attack on independent journalists in Pakistan.

Comment

In the interview, in addition to projecting Pakistan’s misleading picture based on inaccurate figures and fallacious claims, Fawad Chaudhry made a deliberate attempt to tone down the worsening situation of the freedom of press in Pakistan. For instance, in an answer to a

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