- Newsmaker: Pakistanis Go to the Polls on Musharraf
Pakistan's President Purvez Mushareff has called for a referendum on keeping himself in power for the next five years. His declaration that the victory would be binding if 35 percent of the voters turned out moved opposition leaders to call for a boycott. After three weeks of campaigning, the voting has just ended. Najam Sethi, who edits Friday Times in Lahore, Pakistan, says the election lacks credibility at home and abroad.
- Reporter's Notebook: Internet Radio: A Day of Silence or Forever Silent?
Many Internet radio stations will go silent tomorrow to protest a prospective government action they say threatens their very existence. The US Copyright Office is considering the establishment of a royalty fee for music played on web radio. Jefferson Graham, technology reporter for USA Today, reports on the potential impact on "the unsung gem of the digital age."
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