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Focus on PSM | Pakistan

Initial hopes for improvements to media freedom in Pakistan, under the leadership of Imran Khan, appear to have receded. In recent months the country’s media landscape has been faced with numerous changes and challenges.

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Media in Pakistan facing clampdown ahead of elections

Journalists and media houses are facing an unprecedented level of threats and restrictions,  which have been intensifying ahead of the country’s elections later this month.

Former PMA President denied opportunity to speak in India

India is a country where freedom of speech has long been valued. But support for media freedom has to be in our actions, not just our words. Sadly, it seems that media freedom in India is changing.

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Geo TV blocked across Pakistan [Updated]

It is with great concern that PMA notes the current unlawful blocking of Pakistan’s largest TV network Geo.

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Geo TV suspended across Pakistan

The Public Media Alliance adds its voice to the Committee to Protect Journalists' (CPJ) call to reinstate access to the television channel across parts of Pakistan.

Terrorism, Conflict & Hate Speech in South Asian News Media

We are pleased to announce our latest project to strengthen the capacity of South Asian news media to report on terrorism, violence and hate speech.

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Violence against journalists continues in Pakistan

Safety remains a serious concern as hostility towards journalists continues to rise.


Journalist safety an ongoing concern in Pakistan

The Public Media Alliance urges the Pakistani Government to rigorously investigate a reported abduction attempt on Azaz Syed, a senior correspondent at Geo TV in Islamabad on 2 June.

Pakistan and China strike new broadcast deal

Pakistan has granted permission for China’s state broadcaster CCTV and documentary channel CCTV-9 to be transmitted in the country.