CPJ condemns move against TV channels -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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CPJ condemns move against TV channels

NEW YORK, Feb 7: The Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday condemned President Pervez Musharraf’s decision to remove independent broadcaster Aaj TV from air for more than 12 hours.

Quoting agency reports, the CPJ noted that the satellite transmissions of Aaj TV were shut down on Wednesday after a prominent critic of the government, Nusrat Javed, appeared on a late-night political talk show,

“We have repeatedly opposed the Musharraf government’s attempts to restrict the press as Pakistan’s political situation has grown worse,” said Joel Simon, CPJ’s executive director.

Source: Dawn
Date:2/8/2008