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Television to Pakistan: Dubai Media City's "appalling precedent."

Posted: 21 Nov 2007

"The two channels were beaming out of Dubai Media City, a tax-free zone which was built by the Dubai government to attract foreign media companies which would be exempt from UAE's restrictive press laws. The apparent arbitrary manner in which GEO and ARY were told they were being shut down is bound to have disturbing consequences for other international media organisations in the region." Dawn, 18 November 2007. Human Rights Watch: "By making itself a party to Musharraf's repression of the Pakistani media, Dubai is damaging its own international reputation. This move sets an appalling precedent and raises serious questions about Dubai's viability as a regional hub for the international media." HRW, 20 November 2007. See previous post about same subject.

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