Pakistan drops 12 points on World Press Freedom Index 2022

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Screenshot of the cover page of the Freedom Network Annual State of Press Freedom Report 2021-22. Fair use. On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, Pakistan-based independent media and civil liberties organization Freedom Network released a report that revealed that journalists in Pakistan have been targeted mostly by state actors in the past one year (May 2021 to April 2022) during the now ousted Imran Khan government, resulting in violence, legal cases, abductions, detentions and threats. Pakistan also registered a steep decline of 12 points in the World Press Freedom Index 2022. Accordi…

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