This week has been one of much action in Karachi. Thanks to the People’s Resistance (an assortment of activists, journalists and community members) who are organizing to express resistance against Musharaff’s new Martial Law, each Saturday, a group gathers to do a peace vigil and protest against media censorship in Pakistan.
Last week, a group of us attended and placed hand-prints on a cloth canvas that will be used in Friday’s protest rally. Other gatherings over the course of the week included a Human Rights Day rally on 10 December as well as an on-site talk show, Live With Talat, at Karachi Press Club on 12 December. The show has been removed off the air ever since Geo TV, the leading Urdu TV news agency that broadcasts from Dubai, was closed off to its Pakistani audience after Musharraf declared his new version of Martial Law on 3 November.[Image]Read a piece about media censorship by Beena Sarwar on IPS.