Pak journalists stage protest against Musharraf’s media gagging order

November 14th, 2007 - 10:21 am ICT by admin  

Black flag was hoisted on Hyderabad Press Club and the journalists tied black armbands round their arms to mark their protest against the closure of the private media.

Journalists across Pakistan marked Friday as a Black Day for the country’s media, and wore black armbands and hoisted black flags at press clubs.

The media has been boycotting all government functions.

The regulations outlaw publication or broadcast of material considered to be offensive or contrary to the national interest, including live broadcasts of incidents of violence and conflict, video footage of alleged militants, and programs deemed to incite violence. Breaches can be punished with jail sentences and fines of up to 10 million rupees, The News reported. (ANI)

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