Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Blank TV Screens in Pakistan

Information is power. To withhold information is to control and that is is exactly what Musharraf is doing to the people of his country. Television stations were seized over the weekend and the police have begun to raid independent newspapers.

The following excerpt is from an article that gives a gripping first hand account of the events unfolding in Pakistan from Saeed Shah, a freelance journalist for the Globe and Mail newspaper.

"When I returned to Pakistan two months ago, the country was preparing for elections, and myriad private television channels were blasting criticism of the President, General Pervez Musharraf, around the clock, while the activist courts held the government's feet to the fire... read more"

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