Skip to comments.Pakistan Suspends License of Leading News Channel (For Defaming Army & ISI)
Posted on 06/07/2014 1:43:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway
The Pakistani government on Friday suspended the broadcasting license of Geo News, a popular television channel, in a major escalation of Geos dispute with the countrys powerful Inter-Services Intelligence spy agency.
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority said the suspension would last for 15 days. It also imposed a $104,000 fine.
The dispute began with accusations that the spy agency was behind a shooting attack on a senior Geo journalist in April. It has broadened into a wider confrontation that is seen as a threat to press freedom and a sign of tensions between Pakistans civilian and military leaders.
Even before Fridays suspension, Geo News and its sister channels were effectively off the air in much of Pakistan because cable TV operators had pulled them, apparently under pressure from the military.
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The MB in the WH would love to do this to FOX.
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