04/27/2014 01:04 pm ET Updated Apr 27, 2014

Attack On Pakistan Journalist Hamid Mir Leads To Media Battle

AAMIR QURESHI via Getty Images

LONDON — For a time, Pakistan’s journalists were seen as messy champions of democracy: brave if sometimes flawed truth-tellers who helped oust the military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf and held up a critical mirror to their tempestuous country.

But a vicious gun attack last weekend on Hamid Mir, the country’s most famous television newscaster, seems to have changed everything, setting off a divisive media battle in which the truth itself has become bitterly contested.

Read more on The New York Times