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'Hand Over Your Broadcast Equipment': Pakistan Stifles Media, Cuts Phone Lines

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Pakistan's Electronic Media Regulating Authority (PEMRA) issued an order that bans the media from making any reports 'that defame or bring into ridicule' President Pervez Musharraf, his administration or the military. Any editor who violates the order can face up to a year in jail or a 5 million rupee fine ($83,000).

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