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On June 5, Pakistan’s Supreme Court (pictured) issued show-cause notices to 34 news channels, asking them to explain, within two weeks, why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against them for airing press conferences by two parliamentarians who criticized the judiciary. (REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)

Pakistan province enacts harsh defamation law, Supreme Court presses legal action against 34 media outlets 

New York, June 11, 2024 – The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed alarm on Tuesday that Pakistan’s east Punjab province hastily enacted a defamation law that is likely to greatly restrict press freedom, and the country’s Supreme Court issued notices to 34 media outlets in connection with their programming. On Saturday, June 8, acting Punjab…

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