Today’s book of The International New York Times was nude of a cover story in Pakistan. Instead of saying a extensive news on “What Pakistan knew about bin Laden,” readers were greeted with an huge territory of white space that dominates a paper’s front page.
Elsewhere in a world, a International New York Times published a story by Carlotta Gall that closely examines links between Pakistan and Osama bin Laden. Gall’s news traces a common indictment that a ISI, Pakistan’s comprehension unit, might have intentionally supposing preserve for a al Qaeda personality before he was killed during a United States raid in 2011. Instead of that story, we’re left with one of a many visually impediment examples of censorship in years.
Why is 2/3rds of a International New York Times front page in Pakistan vacant today? pic.twitter.com/MgfYQtvs4I
— sherryrehman (@sherryrehman) March 22, 2014
— Qasim Nauman (@QasimNauman) March 22, 2014
Update: The censorship was apparently carried out by a internal paper, The Express Tribune, that has a placement agreement with The International New York Times. About 9,000 copies of a paper were printed with a vacant front page, The New York Times reports.
The Express Tribune has formerly been targeted by an nonconformist organisation in a area and might have avoided edition a al Qaeda / Pakistan story to equivocate being serve attacks. “While we know that the edition partners are infrequently faced with internal pressures, we bewail any censorship of the journalism,” a Times orator said.