City of Lahore, Pakistan.

Geo News producer returned after 24 hours missing

A producer for Geo News went missing after being abducted but was then returned 24 hours later, showing ongoing threats to journalists.

Image of a blackened building having been set alight.

Pakistan radio station set alight

The Public Media Alliance calls for safety assurances after journalists were targeted and a Radio Pakistan building set on fire during recent protests.

Pakistan regulator

Pakistan: Regulator exerting greater control

There has been an alarming spate of attacks on media freedom and freedom of expression driven by the country’s regulator.

Pakistan regulator

Pakistan media regulator revokes private TV channel licence

The popular private news broadcaster, ARY News, could face “permanent closure” after its operating licence was revoked by the state-run media regulatory body.

City of Lahore, Pakistan.

Pakistan: new leadership, renewed promises for media freedom?

As a new government enters power in Pakistan, what might this mean for the future of Pakistan’s oppressed media landscape?

Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia

“Free society cannot exist without free media…” A round-up of the third Global Conference for Media Freedom in Estonia.

PMA CEO Sally-Ann Wilson reports from the third conference associated with the Media Freedom Coalition (MFC) in Estonia.

Pakistan Geo

PMA welcomes acquittal of Jang Group and Geo Editor-in-Chief

Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman's acquittal comes nearly 2 years after he was imprisoned – a victory for media freedom and public interest journalism.

Journalist protest in Quetta

Pakistan: Journalists face Contempt of Court charges

Journalists face contempt charges for publishing a report revealing corruption, yet another attempt to suppress independent media.

Pakistan regulator

Pakistan: Media representatives “strongly opposed” to proposed media authority

Media workers in Pakistan continue to voice their concerns over a proposed bill that could grant the state greater control over the media.

Pakistan regulator

New regulator could further restrict media freedom in Pakistan

While PMA welcomes comments that suggest support for media freedom, we are increasingly concerned by the bleak reality in Pakistan as authorities tighten their grip on independent media and critical voices.