Journalists in Pakistan Protest TV News Blackout

Hundreds of journalists working in Pakistan, including the editors of several major national papers, got together in Lahore the other day to demonstrate against a governmental blackout of news channels. The blackout is the result of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Ordinance, which is being enforced as part of the emegency rule declared by President Pervez Musharaff at the beginning of November.

One wonders: what would it take to mobilize the journalists of New York City in this way? Right now the only thing that brings more than a hundred of them to one place is Radar parties!

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