Friday, November 9, 2007

Pakistan: Where news is contraband

From the New York Times:

When the president of Pakistan declared emergency rule over the weekend and the government halted private television broadcasts, several networks there turned to the Internet to stream news coverage of the political crisis. One network chief explained the situation this way:

“News is a contraband item in Pakistan now, and it is being sold on the black market,” Imran Aslam, the president of Geo Television, the country’s most widely watched cable news channel, told AFP.

You can read more from Pakistani blogger Teeth Maestro, including updated news and photos of student protests in Lahore.

1 comment:

USpace said...

A nasty and flammable situation indeed...

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
let extremists rule

they will drag your country
back to seventh century

absurd thought -
God of the Universe wants
all citizens beheaded

for most petty offenses
let society collapse

absurd thought -
God of the Universe thinks
take all girls out of school

they can not be allowed
to achieve more than a man