This writer is the former editor of The Express Tribune and can be reached @TribunianAs we commemorate World Press Freedom Day on May 3, the state of the media in Pakistan once again comes up for discussion. To mark this day, media watchdog Freedom Network released its annual State of Pakistan’s Press Freedom report for 2021. Sindh was the second worst with 26% of the violations (38 cases) and Punjab the third most dangerous with 20% (29 cases). The record registration of 27 legal cases against journalists has proven a growing threat to media freedom in the past year as different actors moved to adopt sophistication in silencing dissenting voices. This is an average of over 12 cases of violations a month — one every third day.
Source: The Express Tribune May 03, 2021 04:18 UTC