News Bloggers (Photo of the Day 06-07-07)

When the President of Pakistan, General Pervaiz Musharraf, imposed restrictions on the media under a ‘New PEMRA Ordinance’ (which later on was withdrawn); the journalists, media professionalists, different organisations and the general public including students protested and rallied against the new ordinance.

The restrictions which were introduced in the Ordinance were ‘totally not acceptable’ by the media professionalists.

“A picture is worth thousand words!”

This picture below, well defines the emotions of the local media after that ordinance was introduced.

http://lahore.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/06/potd-pakistan-journalists-400jc060707-thumb.jpg
Photo: News Bloggers (AOL)

Note: It must be noted that tha ordinance was withdrawn, by the President himself, on the condition if Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) will come up with a ‘New Code of Conduct’ with in three days.

News Sources:

News Bloggers – AOL
Dailytimes Pakistan

4 Comments so far

  1. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on June 19th, 2007 @ 1:42 pm

    ‘New Code of Conduct’ => Doesn’t that refer to implementing Self-Censorship?? :|


  2. >man!< (unregistered) on June 19th, 2007 @ 7:15 pm

    @ Hassan:
    yep!
    u r right..
    the “New Code of Conduct” means the “Self Censorship”.
    I gave the link to the news article at Dailytimes.com, which has more information about this self implementation!


  3. Opee (unregistered) on June 19th, 2007 @ 8:22 pm

    Self Censoship. Is it good or is it good!


  4. >man!< (unregistered) on June 20th, 2007 @ 6:13 am

    its neither good or nor good..
    :-)

    I think it was just to divert the attention and tension of the media towards the liberty to make restrictions of their own choice for themselves..

    but the fact is the government will only approve those restrictions which are acceptable to them!

    “Kharbooza Churri pr girrey ya Churri Kharboozey per..”



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