The borders of freedom: Blasphemy and the press in Pakistan
Updated 1343 GMT (2143 HKT) November 24, 2017
Rafia Zakaria is the author of The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan (Beacon 2015) and Veil (Bloomsbury 2017). She is a columnist for Dawn newspaper in Pakistan, The Baffler and Guardian Books. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. This is the next installment in CNN Opinion's series on the challenges facing the media as it is under attack from critics, governments and changing technology.
(CNN)On August 13, a day before Pakistan turned 70, I received a Facebook message from a Pakistan-based journalist and colleague.