Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pakistan Blocks The BBC World Service

Pakistan's cable TV association has taken BBC World News off air after screening of a documentary that it deemed anti-Pakistan. Photograph: BBC

BBC World News Blocked In Pakistan -- BBC

Channel taken off air after showing documentary on accusations that country was failing to meet commitments in 'war on terror'

The BBC's World News has been taken off the air in Pakistan after broadcasting a documentary that was deemed to be critical of the country. Secret Pakistan, which was screened last Wednesday, explored accusations by CIA officials and western diplomats that Pakistan was failing to meet its commitments in the "war on terror". Khalid Arain, president of the country's cable TV association, said operators had blocked the BBC service as a result.

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More News On Pakistan Blocking Western News Media

Pakistani cable TV operators block BBC because of critical documentary -- Washington Post/AP
Cable operators to shut down ‘anti-Pak’ foreign news channels -- International News
Pakistan cable TV operators block BBC -- AFP
BBC blocked in Pakistan over documentary -- IBN Live
Threat to foreign TV channels issued -- The Nation

1 comment:

ali raza said...

very bad news bbc news channel is very reliable all over the world i think no reason block in pak