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Pakistan bans TV channel amid increased attempts to control freedom of expression

Headline Title:  Pakistan bans TV channel amid increased attempts to control freedom of expression 20 October 2014 A politically motivated ban imposed on a Pakistani TV channel critical of the government constitutes a violation of the right to freedom of expression, said Amnesty International.The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) today suspended transmissions of private network ARY TV for 15 days. It has been accused of ostensibly “maligning” the country’s judiciary after it aired an interview with a man currently the subject of a high-profile trial before the…

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