Late last year, a number of users around the world received warnings from Twitter that their tweets were violating Pakistani law. I was one of them.
Today during a panel at the Defend Media Freedom Conference in London, UK, I challenged Pakistan's Foreign Minister about this censorship, presumably in the name of enforcing blasphemy laws.
Afterward, I was approached by Irfan Hashmi, a special correspondent for Pakistan's UK44TV. He told me that that Twitter clampdown was just another example of his government's sweeping media censorship — three TV stations have been taken off the air, including his own news outlet.
And that's just the beginning.
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