The idea behind having a more intimate presser with the prime minister is to give more time to each questioner. Fewer journalists, obviously, translates into the resentment of those not making it to the exclusive list. Critics of the recent panel interview of Prime Minister Imran Khan pointed at the lack of ideological diversity therein. The most independent was Hamid Mir, whose line, of late, doesn’t inspire quite the same sense of independence as it used to. Rather than there being no censorship on PTV, there is now unprecedented censorship of private television channels.
Source: Pakistan Today December 06, 2018 15:11 UTC