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Pakistan: Media, Critics Under Increasing Attack

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Pakistani journalists and civil society activists take part in a demonstration called by the journalists’ union to condemn attacks on journalists, in Islamabad, Pakistan, May 28, 2021.  © 2021 AP Photo/Anjum Naveed (New York) – Pakistan’s government in 2021 intensified its clampdown on the media, activists, and the political opposition in its efforts to stymie all criticism, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2022. Pakistan’s already beleaguered media came under intensified pressure from the authorities. The government, in August, proposed a new media…

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