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Proposed Pakistan Law Seeks Greater Control of Media

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Pakistani journalists hold nationwide protests to denounce rampant censorship, and hold a banner that reads: "black day," in Karachi, Pakistan, July 16, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Fareed Khan As part of its crackdown on freedom of expression, the Pakistani government is seeking sweeping new powers to control the media. Journalists across Pakistan have raised the alarm about proposed legislation that would augment the powers of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and allow it to access human resources data at independent  media houses. PEMRA has…


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