BBC Media Action's work in Pakistan
This policy briefing examines the role of media as a driver of inclusion and accountability in a country in the midst of a democratic transition.
Publication date: September 2013
Authors: Huma Yusuf and Emrys Schoemaker
Overview: This briefing shows how a changing media landscape in Pakistan is increasingly giving voice to populations historically excluded from the public sphere, even amid ongoing political, security and economic constraints.
• The proliferation of independent, privately-owned broadcast media outlets has been a crucial part of Pakistan’s democratic transition
• Regional media and social media, in particular, have allowed for far greater representation and inclusion
• But the media remains vulnerable to political influence, security threats and a limited financial base
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