Freedom of the Press

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Freedom of the Press
The War on Words (1977–1978)

Ahfaz Ur Rehman
Translated by Imtiaz Piracha


An English translation of the Urdu book Sab Sai Bari Jang, this is an honest, accurate, and concise account of the days of turmoil and struggle when President General Zia ul-Haq had enacted a series of draconian laws in order to suppress freedom of expression and free press. They left an indelible mark on the history of the press in Pakistan. The struggle of some journalists against repressive rule has contributed in revamping the overall nature of movements for the freedom of expression, free media, and a free press in Pakistan. This book can be regarded as a vital historical account for future generations enabling them to learn from the heroic struggles of people of conscience who employed the power of their pens to combat the forces of oppression.

Author Description

Ahfaz ur Rehman is a senior Pakistani journalist, activist, writer, and poet. Rehman has fought for freedom of the press and for the rights of journalists and others working in media throughout his career. He has authored several books.

Journalist and translator Imtiaz Piracha has written articles in English and Urdu dailies. He has worked in Qatar with MEBS International and has monitored and translated news and current affairs broadcasts.

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ISBN 9780199407330
Weight in kg No
Rights World
Year of Publication December 2017
Binding Hardback
Pages 252 pages
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