Karachi, May 8, 2011--Pakistan's decision tonight to not allow foreign broadcasters to continue to do live transmissions from Abbottabad must be rescinded immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today from Karachi.
reckless for Pakistan to interfere with the flow of information from the site
of what is one of the world's most important news stories. Falling back on
regulatory controls to stifle the flow of news is short sighted and does a disservice
to the entire world. The government must back away from this decision
immediately," said Bob Dietz, CPJ's Asia program coordinator. Dietz had
been part of a CPJ team in Pakistan for meetings earlier this week with
President Asif Ali Zardari and Interior Minister Rehman Malik.