first_img January 28, 2021 Find out more News PakistanAsia – Pacific News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Reporters Without Borders is shocked by the complete interruption in Dubai of the broadcasts of two Pakistani TV stations, Geo News and Ary One World, which have offices in Dubai. Geo News said the decision was preceded by constant pressure on the Dubai authorities from President Pervez Musharraf. The press freedom organisation calls on the emir of Dubai not to bow to the pressure and to allow the two station to resume broadcasting.“Pressure by Gen. Musharraf, a notorious press freedom predator, on the Dubai authorities constitutes outrageous interference,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Not content with silencing Geo TV and Ary One in Pakistan, he has gone so far as to get a foreign government to suspend the two stations. We urge the emir of Dubai, in the name of press freedom and free enterprise, to rescind this decision at once. We also extend our support to the staff of the two stations.”Satellite reception of Geo News and Ary One World was terminated at 1 a.m. today in Dubai after the authorities effectively forbid the stations to broadcast. Hamid Mir of Geo News told Reporters Without Borders that, late yesterday, the emirate’s authorities gave the station two hours to stop broadcasting, without offering any explanation.The staff of both stations blame the action of Dubai’s authorities on President Musharraf, who has been pressuring the government to do this since declaring a state of emergency in Pakistan on 3 November. Organisation Help by sharing this information PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Reporters Without Borders is shocked by the complete interruption in Dubai of the broadcasts of two Pakistani TV stations, Geo News and Ary One World, which have offices in Dubai. The press freedom organisation calls on the emir not to bow to the pressure and to allow the two station to resume broadcasting. November 17, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dubai urged to reverse decision, taken under pressure from Musharraf, to suspend broadcasting by two Pakistani TV stations Receive email alerts RSF_en April 21, 2021 Find out more News June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Pakistan Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Newslast_img

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