Impact of Political Environment on Media Freedom in Pakistan

Author
Atif Ashraf, Ghulam Shabbir
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
South Asian Studies
Volume
34
Issue Number
1
Publication Date
January 2019
Institution
Department of Political Science, University of the Punjab
Abstract
This study has been conducted to determine editorial independence of broadcast journalists in current political environment of Pakistan. Journalists from top news channels were approached to explore the political pressures that bar journalists to conduct their professional duties freely. Survey was conducted to asnalyse the level of media freedom based on perception of the professionals. It is found that political factors have a considerable influence on media practice. Freedom of media is being affected by the current democratic set-up of the country.
Topic
Politics, Media, News Analysis, Freedom of Expression, Journalism
Political Geography
Pakistan, South Asia, Punjab