February 28, 2020

6 Media Laws Every Journalist Should Know

Journalists and the media community in Pakistan often have to face the court when any law regarding free speech, contempt of court, defamation or cyber-terrorism is violated. In these video series, we look at some laws that impact media and journalistic activities in the country.

Ever since the passing of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act in 2016, laws controlling speech have become stricter. Let’s examine which laws are these, and why journalists should be careful about them.

Defamation

Hate Speech

Glorification of an Offence

Unlawful Online Content

Contempt of Court

Cyber Terrorism

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