Pakistan ranked 66 on global press freedom scale
LAHORE: Pakistan has been ranked 66 in the world in terms of freedom of expression, according to a Global Press Freedom 2007 report published by the Freedom House, a United States-based NGO working for press freedom.
According to the report, Burma tops the list of the countries where the media is repressed.
Freedom House Senior Researcher on South Asian affairs and Press Freedom Survey Managing Editor Karen Karlikor said the more President Pervez Musharraf’s regime imposed curbs on media, the more freedom of the media decreased in Pakistan.
“Anti-media steps increased in the beginning of 2007 because the media, especially the electronic media was playing a very crucial role in informing the people about the constitutional and judicial crisis,” she added.
Pakistan has been used as an example in the report to indicate global journalistic trends.
According to the report, Pakistan is a country where journalists continued their struggle to seek the truth despite pressure and restrictions.
Source: Daily Times