Pakistan: Media regulatory bill proposes jail term for journalists

Pakistan: Media regulatory bill proposes jail term for journalists

Take a look at the beta version of dw.com. We're not done yet! Your opinion can help us make it better. Critics say a plan to consolidate media regulatory agencies will further shrink press freedom in the country. Journalists and opposition parties have decried the law as "draconian" and unconstitutional. The proposed agency will issue guidelines on national security issues and monitor media entities As Pakistan's President Arif Alvi addressed the parliament on Monday, hundreds of Pakistani journalists converged outside to demonstrate against a proposed law that they say would undermine press freedom in the South Asian country. Under the proposed legislation, the government aims to converge several media regulatory bodies in Pakistan and expand the scope of regulation for digital media while envisaging to establish a new regulatory body …
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