Margaret Sullivan: NYT has little control over censorship by local distributors because it doesn’t get a chance to contest those decisions

After an article on the killings of secular bloggers in Bangladesh was removed from the international edition of The New York Times in Pakistan, public editor Margaret Sullivan examines how that kind of censorship can happen. NYT was not given a chance to contest the article’s removal, and International New York Times president Stephen Dunbar-Johnson says NYT reviews its printing and distribution partnerships when this sort of censorship takes place. But there may not be better options in countries such as Pakistan, because it “must operate in environments that are not always conducive to New York Times journalism.”