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Illusion of Free Media Hides Threats to Journalists in Pakistan

Television news channels have sprouted all over Pakistan since former president and military leader Pervez Musharraf opened up the broadcast landscape to private channels in the early 2000s.   Political debates, criticism of the government, and excited anchors shouting every new piece of information as “breaking news” now give the impression of a bold, free, and vibrant media.  But many journalists working in Pakistan tell a different story.   “The establishment has almost...

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