Censorship of Geo News and Aaj TV condemned
|Publisher||Reporters Without Borders|
|Publication Date||13 March 2009|
|Cite as||Reporters Without Borders, Censorship of Geo News and Aaj TV condemned, 13 March 2009, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/49be03cc26.html [accessed 11 March 2014]|
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Amid a wave of protests and marches by lawyers and opposition activists throughout the country, the PPP-led government today suspended cable transmission of two television stations, Geo News and Aaj TV, in several major cities.
"It is shocking to see a democratic government use the same censorship measures as Pervez Musharraf's military government," Reporters Without Borders said. "We urge the authorities in Islamabad to restore transmission of Geo News and Aaj TV without delay. Such crude censorship will in no way help to resolve Pakistan's political crisis."