Pakistan drops further in the Press Freedom Index to 157th place

Karachi, May 4: According to media reports, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reports that Pakistan is further down from the list of countries in terms of protecting journalists. According to the RSF report, Pakistan has decreased by 12 in 157 out of 180 countries. Last year, Pakistan was ranked 145th on the list, GeoNews reported.

Kazim Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Newspaper Editors’ Council (CPNE), expressed concern about the worsening situation and said he could oppose the editorial policy but could not impose a decision on the agency.

Fazil Saymil, president of the Karachi Press Club, said freedom of expression is protected by prioritizing personal interests above all else, Geonews reported. World Press Freedom Day is celebrated on May 3rd each year, emphasizing the basic principles of freedom of the press and introducing the current state of journalism to the world. Imran Khan calls on Joe Biden’s administration for Pakistan’s regime change “conspiracy.”

This day is also celebrated to show solidarity and pay homage to journalists who were killed, injured, or affected while performing their duties. The 2022 edition of the Press Freedom Index, which assesses the state of journalism in 180 countries and territories, is a globalized, unregulated version that encourages the disastrous consequences of news and information turmoil: fake news and publicity. Emphasizes the impact of the online information space. RSF said.

In democratic societies, the division is widening as a result of the widespread use of opinion media following the “Fox News Model” and the widespread use of disinformation circuits amplified by the capabilities of social media.

At the international level, democracy is undermined by the asymmetry between the open society and tyranny that controls the media and online platforms, while waging a propaganda war with democracy. Polarization at these two levels contributes to increased tension.

Russia’s (155th) invasion of Ukraine (106th) at the end of February reflects this process as there was a propaganda war before the physical conflict.

China (175th), one of the most oppressive dictatorships in the world, has used its legislative means to limit its population and plunge in other parts of the world, especially in the index, Hong Kong (148th). Separated from.

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