Freedom of Press & Speech Archive

Halal Media or Free Media – Guest post by Ahmad Nadeem Gehla: Over the last weeks, television screens have broadcasted the growing and angry media sentiment against government over ban on a talk show of a private TV channel by Dubai authorities. Freedom of expression denotes not only freedom of verbal
Shoaib Bhutta: Geo TV bribes judiciary to suppress the voice of an independent journalist: By Abdul Nishapuri Shoaib Bhutta is the name of a courageous journalist who tried to expose the evil designs of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and his commerical empire known as Geo TV / Jang Group. He was the one who revealed
Please lift the ban (if any) on Meray Mutabiq – guest post by Qais Anwar: زرداری صاحب میرے مطابق کو چلنے دیں مسلمان حکمرانوں (براہ کرم اسے اسلامی کے ساتھ نہ ملاءیں)کے عروج کا ایک مظہر چکلہ تھا۔ شہروں سے باہر خاص و عام کے لیے قابل رساءی یہ جگہ یہ وہ تھی جہاں
In Defense of LUBP: Protect Freedom of Expression of Pakistani Bloggers – by Shaheryar Ali:   Shaheryar Ali Source: Sherryx’s weblog It’s a very sorry state of affairs. For more than 2 years now I have been writing about the dangers of “intellectual hegemony”, “selective radicalism” and “double discourse on Rights” being prevalent in
Pakistani media: Freedom without responsibility?: In a country which has suffered successive dictatorships characterised by ridiculous controls on expression, no one can really contend against the argument for a free media. Neither can anyone condone excessive regulation or control of media. But this is
Whither Press Freedom – Guest post by Qudrat Ullah: By Qudrat Ullah With the advancement of information and communication technologies, the mass media has emerged as one of the most important organ of our everyday life,
Iranian blogger Omidreza Mirsayafi dies in prison: Time to support Iranian bloggers: Our friend Hamid Tehrani has told us that Omid Reza Misayafi has died in prison in Iran. Omid was sentenced in December to three years in prison for “insulting” Iranian religious leaders. “(T)he reason for his death,” says Hamid,
Provide security to Ansar Abbasi: Although we disagree with the biased and pro-Taliban reporting of Mr. Ansar Abbasi, having come to know that Mr. Abbasi has received threats by some vested interests, we support Mr. Shaheen Sahbai’s following appeal to the Government of Pakistan
Munir Mengal’s Baloch Voice TV project, ISI, MI and General Musharraf: The man who survived Pakistan’s Gestapo: The man who survived Pakistan’s GestapoSaturday, December 13, 2008Rahimullah Yusufzai Businessman Munir Mengal’s disclosures about his 22 months’ detention in Pakistan are shocking and painful. The only known reason for his arrest and torture at the hands of former
Aaj TV must apologize to Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri. There is a fine line between the freedom of media and its abuse.: Bolta Pakistan 6-november-2008 [Nusrat Javed And Mushtaq Minhas discussing who can be a potential Obama for Pakistan] Mushtaq Minhas: I recalled another [Pakistani] Obama. Do not try to make fun of me now. Do you remember there used to
National Security and the Role of Journalists in Pakistan – By Syed Talat Hussain:
Husain Haqqani gives Kashif Abbasi good spanking: Kashif Abbasi is a media juooni: The TV face/ mouth pieces of Taliban in Pakistan. Regime of ‘hostile’ TV anchors Daily Times – Saturday, June 21, 2008 Two particular encounters on two TV channels Thursday night revealed the mind
A postmortem of anti-democracy journalists; A mirror to Ansar Abbasi, Kashif Abbasi, Hamid Mir, Mushtaq Minhas and other supporters of Taliban.:
Lal Masjid and media – by Abbas Ather: By Abbas AtherThe last two paragraphs are the essence of this op-ed.
It is time to root out the anti-State, pro-Taliban media in Pakistan: Terrorism’s psy-war is bad newsThe terrorists have killed at least 40 people and wounded 90 in the Orakzai Tribal Agency from among a jirga gathered on Friday to form a lashkar against the Taliban. The jirga had already burnt
Anti-democracy elite of Pakistan – Abbas Ather: