June 29, 2022

Karachi, May 4 | According To Media Reports, Pakistan Has Slipped Further Down The List Of Countries  In A Report By Reporters Without Borders (Rsf) When It Comes To Protecting Journalists. Pakistan Has Fallen 12 Spots To 157 From 180 Countries, According To The Rsf Report. Last Year, Pakistan Was Ranked 145Th On The List, Geo News Reported.

Council Of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (Pnec) Chairman Kazim Khan Expressed Concern At The Deteriorating Situation, Saying One Cannot Agree With The Editorial Policy But  One Cannot Force Its Decision On An Institution. Fazil Jamili, President Of The Karachi Press Club, Said  Freedom Of Expression Is Protected By Putting Personal Interests Above All Else, Geo News Reported.World Press Freedom Day Is Celebrated  On May 3Rd Each Year To Highlight The Fundamental Principles Of Press Freedom And To Introduce The World To The Current State Of Journalism. 

The Day Is Also Celebrated To Show Solidarity And Commemorate Journalists Who Are Killed, Injured Or Affected While Carrying Out Their Duties. The 2022 Edition Of The World Press Freedom Index, Which Ranks The State Of Journalism In 180 Countries And Territories, Highlights The Catastrophic Impact Of News And  Information Chaos: The Impact Of An Unregulated, Globalized Online Information Space That Fosters Fake News And Propaganda, It Says Rsf. 

Within Democratic Societies, Division Grows Through The Proliferation Of Opinion Media That Follow The “Fox News Model” And The Proliferation Of Disinformation Circles, Amplified By The Workings Of Social Media. Across The World, Democracies Are Being Weakened By The Asymmetry Between Open Societies And Despotic Regimes 

That Control  Their Media And Online Platforms In While Waging Propaganda Wars Against Democracies.The Polarization On These Two Planes Feeds A Higher Voltage. The Invasion Of Ukraine (106) By Russia (155) In Late February Reflects This Process, As  Physical Conflict Was Preceded By A Propaganda War. China (175), One Of The  Most Repressive Autocratic Regimes In The World, Uses Its Legislative Arsenal To Restrict And Isolate Its Population  From The Rest Of The World, Particularly Hong Kong’s Population (148), Which Has Declined Sharply In Recent Years Index .

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