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Pakistan's draconian proposed press law stirs controversy

Super regulator will have total media oversight and suspension powers

Journalists and civil society advocates staged a protest in Islamabad on May 28 against the government's proposed consolidated media regulator, which they said threatens Pakistan's already weak fifth estate.    © AP

ANKARA -- Pakistan is trying to push through a new law intended to centralize government oversight of the media, fueling concerns about further deterioration of press freedom in the South Asian country.

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