This and many other posters from the march did what has not been possible for the longest time, which was to get everyone to talk about feminism in Pakistan’s context. How do we perceive feminism? What are our issues and how will we be dealing with them?'
This publication is a gendered version of our earlier publication Surrendering to Silence. It focuses on the experience of the women respondents of a survey, designed to map the presence of and elements related to self-censorship in professional and personal expression by journalists in Pakistan.
Women journalists in Pakistan are increasingly under attack. “This abduction is a warning ahead of elections. Women journalists doing important work in Pakistan are increasingly becoming targets of state intimidation, their work on critical issues is being obstructed,” said CFWIJ founder Kiran Nazish.
If news self-censorship is not addressed in a timely manner, it will undoubtedly jeopardize the future of independent media in the country and damage the media’s role as facilitators of public discourse that is essential to an effective democracy.
In the second episode, Annam Lodhi talks to Asma Ali Zain and Safa Khan
New York, October 11, 2017 -- We are outraged at the Turkish court for sentencing journalist Ayla Albayrak to two years and one month in prison. The court said she was guilty of engaging in terrorist propaganda in support of a banned Kurdish separatist organization through her reporting with the Wall Street Journal, where Ayla … Continue reading The Coalition For Women In Journalism condemns Turkish court’s decision to convict journalist Ayla Albayrak for her reporting.