Pakistan’s Media is Silent as Hundreds Protest Government Gag on Bol News Group

The government of Pakistan has placed a gag order on the company behind Bol, a brand new, well-financed Pakistani media outlet that gave co-ownership to journalists. Issued by the Ministry of Information, the gag puts in jeopardy the future of two thousand employees of Bol, which was scheduled to launch in just a few weeks. […]

British journalist who questioned Bangladesh war toll awaits verdict

A Bangladesh court is expected to rule Monday on whether an award-winning British journalist is guilty of contempt after he questioned the assertion that three million people died in the 1971 independence war. In a case seen as a test of the country’s commitment to free speech, judges will decide if David Bergman acted unlawfully […]