International Press Institute (IPI) gives mixed review on press freedom
LAHORE- The International Press Institute’s (IPI) annual World Press Freedom Review 2000 published in Vienna (Austria) has given a mixed review to the Pakistan government on press freedom, pointing to the failure to provide security to journalists and made institutions, though noting that it followed a liberal policy with fewer restrictions than previous governments.
The Report on Pakistan also noted that the government, despite commitments, had not made substantial progress on reforming the media laws, or on such issues as opening up the electronic media or autonomy for the Audit Bureau of Circulation.
Describing various incidents of harassment of journalists, it signal out as the “most horrific case of violence” the suicide-bombing attack on the Karachi office of The Nation and Nawa-e-Waqt, in which three persons were killed, including two employees of the organisation.
Source: The Nation