Pakistan government suspends advertising in 2 independent media groups

Pakistani authorities should grant government advertising to outlets without regard for their editorial stances, and should lift the suspension of advertising in the Dawn and Jang media groups, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Since January, the country’s federal government and the provincial governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab have suspended the normal practice of placing advertisements with the two independent media groups, according a report by Dawn and a statement from the All Pakistan Newspapers Society, a private organization representing publishers. The Dawn Media Group publishes Dawn, Pakistan’s most prominent English-language newspaper, and owns the Urdu-language Dawn News TV Channel. Jang…Read more