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Pakistan - Geo News suspended for two weeks, sues intelligence agency

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns today's decision by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to suspend all broadcasting by the TV news channel Geo News for 15 days. The decision was taken in response to a defence ministry complaint to PEMRA accusing Geo News of waging a “vicious campaign, libellous and scandalous in nature” after its star talk show presenter Hamid Mir was badly injured in a targeted shooting on 19 April. PEMRA also ordered Geo News to pay a fine of 10 (...)

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