â€¢ The Monitor story, "With news banned from TV, Pakistanis find it on the Web" (Nov. 7, 2007), reported how the kind of news clampdown that was possible when President Pervez Musharraf came to power in a coup in 1999 has become more difficult in a multimedia world. When private TV broadcasts were shut down, GEO-TV, which is broadcast globally from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, moved reports to its website. But at midnight Friday, Dubai cut off its signal, citing intense pressure from the Musharraf government. At least for now, GEO-TV has closed shop.
THE WEEK AHEAD
â€¢MONDAY, NOV. 19 United States - The United States will accept imports of cattle and bison from Canada born on or after March 1, 1999. Beijing â€“ French President Nicolas Sarkozy visits China.
â€¢TUESDAY, NOV. 20 Amman, Jordan â€“ Parliamentary elections. Paris â€“ France's main teaching unions, hospital workers, and civil students will strike to protest government plans to leave 23,000 public sector jobs unfilled next year. Phnom Penh â€“ Chief Khmer Rouge inquisitor Duch makes first public appearance at "Killing Fields" Tribunal for bail hearing. Japan â€“ Japan will start to fingerprint and photograph foreigners entering the country as part of an antiterrorism policy.
â€¢THURSDAY, NOV. 22 Rabat, Morocco â€“ Resumption of trial of 27 member of Tetouan Cell, accused of recruiting volunteers to fight coalition troops in Iraq.
â€¢FRIDAY, NOV. 23 Durban, South Africa â€“ Football Association (FIFA) preliminary draw for 2010 World Cup.
â€¢SATURDAY, NOV. 24 Australia â€“ Federal elections.
â€“ Amelia Newcomb
Deputy World editor