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Pakistan Suspends License of Leading News Channel (For Defaming Army & ISI)
New York Times ^ | 6/6/14 | Declan Walsh

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 Geo’s dispute with the country’s 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 Pakistan’s civilian and military leaders.

Even before Friday’s 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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: media; pakistan; television

1 posted on 06/07/2014 1:43:41 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The MB in the WH would love to do this to FOX.

2 posted on 06/07/2014 1:50:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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