Posted: 27 Nov 2007 Print Send a link
"Pakistan's private Geo TV, which was airing contents from Dubai before being blocked by authorities here in the wake of emergency in that country, is to move its base from the UAE to Hong Kong. ... 'We are making arrangements to air the transmission from Hong Kong because we are losing around half a million dollars every day since the Dubai Media City (DMC) blocked satellite signals for our news channel on November 17.'" PTI, 24 November 2007. I have not seen this reported elsewhere. The choice of Hong Kong as Geo TV's new headquarters is interesting. Hong Kong does enjoy relative media freedom, though this has been eroding since Hong Kong's reversion to Chinese control. And China itself is notorious for its lack of press freedom. Furthermore, China and Pakistan have historically had close relations.