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Pakistan has a vibrant and diverse range of media outlets, which includes both state-run and private organisations. Observers, however, argue that legislation such as the Official Secrets Act and the Defamation Act hinder the free operation of the media. In early 2011 the government promised a new raft of legislation to ensure that the media was freed from the limitations imposed on it by previous autocratic regimes. There are almost 550 daily newspapers in circulation, covering a range of languages spoken in the country. The oldest newspaper in Pakistan is the Urdu-language Daily Jang, while the most venerable English-language newspaper is Dawn. Others include the Business Recorder, the Daily Times, Pakistan Observer, The Frontier Post and The Nation. Pakistan Press International and News Network International are the two major news agencies in the country.
Some of the main organisations in broadcast media are Geo Television and the state-run network Pakistan Television Corporation (PTC).