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State propaganda and censorship not an answer to governance failures

Islamabad, December 30, 2014: Bytes For All is alarmed by the recommendations made by Pakistani parliamentary body that seeks to impose McCarthyism-style regulations on the media and Internet, in reaction to the December 16 Peshawar school attack.

On December 24, the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting held a meeting along with senior officers of the Ministry of Information and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to come up with a set of media-related anti-terror policies that would be incorporated into the government’s National Action Plan.

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