Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Image of the day

From Reuters:
Muhammedd Suleman, a cameraman with Pakistan's Geo television network, protests against the crackdown on media. November 19, 2007.

And from an interesting story at the Guardian:
Most people here have finally realised that "freedom of the media" was a meaningless buzzword in a country where constitution and courts can be set aside on personal whims. But it remains a fact that in the last few years this carefully created perception of free media helped a military dictator to market himself, among western mentors and even in the unsuspecting media, as a democrat in soul. It also helped to sustain his regime by providing a safety valve for public discontent inside the living rooms rather than the streets.

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