Category Archives: Media in Focus

Taliban Shooting Of Pakistani Activist Malala: Some Questions For BBC‏

By Zafar Iqbal The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is at the centre of controversy over the attack on 14- year old Pakistani girl, Malala Yusufzai, who was shot by Taliban militants for advocating girl’s education. She is recovering in Birmingham’s … Continue reading

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Kashmiri Journalist Arrested for Exposing Felling of Historic Trees

By Zafar Iqbal NEELUM VALLEY, Jammu and Kashmir, A journalist has been arrested by police and is being detained after the publication of photos he took of historic trees chopped down by government officials. Elderly eyewitnesses say the trees that … Continue reading

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Media Besieged By Taliban

By Zafar Iqbal Throughout the sixty one years troubled history of Pakistan, the situation of media freedom in Pakistan has never been beyond criticism and particularly under military regimes media has faced a harsh dealing from its dissidents. Of late, … Continue reading

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Pakistan Newspaper ‘Forced to Close’

By Zafar Iqbal The IFJ says ‘harassment and intimidation’ by military forces are continuing to ‘lay siege’ to two more newspapers in Quetta city of Balochistan province. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says it is shocked at the development. RSF says … Continue reading

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Media Repression in Iran

By Zafar Iqbal Iran is amongst those unfortunate countries of the Middle East where authoritarian regimes frequently use unyielding measures to gag the press in order to prevent free flow of information. Media watchdog Reporters without Borders Press Freedom Index … Continue reading

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