Pakistan erased Int. NYT cover story

Pakistan erased an entire International New York Times cover story

By Chris Welch on March 22, 2014 12:53 pm Email 191Comments

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Today’s edition of The International New York Times was stripped of its cover story in Pakistan. Instead of seeing a lengthy report on “What Pakistan knew about bin Laden,” readers were greeted with an enormous section of white space that dominates the paper’s front page.

Elsewhere in the world, the International New York Times published a story by Carlotta Gall that closely examines links between Pakistan and Osama bin Laden. Gall’s report traces the common accusation that the ISI, Pakistan’s intelligence unit, may have knowingly provided shelter for the al Qaeda leader before he was killed during a United States raid in 2011. Apparently Pakistan’s government doesn’t want its citizens reading that content, and instead we’re left with one of the most visually arresting examples of censorship in years.

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Why is 2/3rds of the International New York Times front page in Pakistan blank today?

View image on TwitterQasim Nauman

This is what the front page of the International New York Times should have looked like today: #Pakistan #OBL #PT pic.twitter.com/WuXiNXRtwt

 

 

 

 

 

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