Media freedom

Was fact-checker Zubair arrested for being evasive, uncooperative?

Incidentally, the Alt News' co-founder was the first person to share former BJP leader Nupur Sharma's alleged remarks against Prophet Mohammed during a TV debate.

published on : 28th June 2022

Rising attack on scribes in Pakistan reminds old days of insecurity in country: Report

Crime reporter Hasnain Shah was shot by unidentified assailants on a motorcycle while sitting in his car outside the Lahore Press Club on Sunday.

published on : 26th January 2022

Hong Kong news site Citizen News shuts as pro-Beijing lawmakers sworn in

Citizen news founders stated that the website will stop publishing as the deteriorating media freedom make it unclear whether their reporting violates the law.

published on : 3rd January 2022

Has the media lost perseverance?

The media, of course, always loves the latest news. But that is no reason to abandon worthwhile causes halfway without taking them to their logical conclusion

published on : 3rd September 2021

Imran Khan 'helpless' PM, says banned Pak journalist; underlines growing 'climate of fear' for scribes

Hamid Mir was the host of pimetime political talk show 'Capital Talk', which was taken off-air after he delivered a fiery speech demanding accountability for attack on a scribe earlier this year.

published on : 10th August 2021

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge alleges Centre hounding media; Modi government refutes charge

It alleged that a senior executive of a prominent news channel and two other staffers had recently quit due to pressure from the government for airing stories critical of the ruling establishment.

published on : 3rd August 2018