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Pakistan: Blasphemy sentence against private TV channel will have chilling effect on media freedom

Headline Title:  Pakistan: Blasphemy sentence against TV channel will have chilling effect on freedom 26 November 2014 The prison sentence for blasphemy handed down today by a court in Pakistan against four people including the owner of a major private TV channel and one of its star actresses will have a chilling effect on freedom of expression and the media, Amnesty International said. The organization also noted serious concerns about the fairness of the trial.An anti-terrorism court (ATC) today sentenced in absentia Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, owner of Geo TV and its parent Jang Media…

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