The Pakistan government has stepped up its media crackdown by suspending the licence of Geo News, a popular television channel, in its dispute with the country's spy agency. The New York Times reports the broadcast regulator indicated the channel will be suspended 15 days and pay a fine. The channel had reported that the spy agency was behind a shooting of one of its journalists.
It has taken 15 years, but four Milosevic-era security officials have been indicted in the 1999 killing of a newspaper publisher in Serbia. Slavko Curuvija was shot outside his Belgrade apartment. Reuters reports the accused include the former head of the department of state security.
Ryan Chittum, writing for the Columbia Journalism Review, says it's important economically that The New York Times not abandon print --- at least not yet. The Times cannot afford to move to a digital-only publication. Its financial position would move from black to red. It will be necessary to slowly wind down the print operation, he writes, in order to shift to a digital organization.