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Proposed Pakistan Authority Seeks Greater Control of Media

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Pakistani journalists and activists at a demonstration called by the journalists union to condemn attacks on the media, in Islamabad, Pakistan, on May 28, 2021. © 2021 Anjum Naveed/AP Images The Pakistani government is seeking broad new powers to control the media as part of its crackdown on freedom of expression. Journalists, human rights activists, and political leaders across that country have raised the alarm about proposed legislation that would bolster powers of the government to censor and restrict the media. The government claims an ordinance setting up the…

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