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Pakistan - New code of conduct lets Pakistani journalists ... censor themselves

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the restrictive nature of a new code of conduct for radio and TV stations that was drafted by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), an information ministry offshoot, and took effect on 20 August. Called the Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisements) Code of Conduct 2015, it is clearly designed to increase censorship of radio and TV programmes, which are already subject to close control. Consisting of a series of very (...)

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