E-Bulletin For April 2019

Media Monitoring Report

April 2019

April 06: Senior journalist Shahzeb Jillani, who works for Dunya News TV channel, booked under cybercrimes law for alleged hate-speech and defamatory remarks regarding the state institutions.

April 10: Muhammad Alouddin Kalyar, reporter of Daily Khabrain newspaper, was injured in Yazman town in Bahawalpur district in southern Punjab province during coverage by armed men of a federal minister.

April 25: Senior reporter Arshad Waheed chaudhry is harassed online by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf supporters for asking a question from PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari about PTI government performance.

April 26: Dunya News TV channel’s reporter Rizwan Rafiq Minhas was harassed by administration of Tehsil Headquarter Hospital in Kot Momin while covering reporting non-cooperative behavior of hospital staff with patients.

April 27: Counter-terrorism Department cops harassed senior court reporter of TV One News channel, Shokat Korai, on premises of Sindh High Court in Karachi.

April 29: BOL News TV channel reporter Mudassar Kazmi received injuries and life threats from drug dealers against which he made a report.

April 30: Local journalist Malik Amanullah Khan was shot dead in Parowa tehsil of Dera Ismail Khan district by unidentified men. https://www.dawn.com/news/1479544/journalist-killed-in-di-khan

April 30: A local court in Karachi confirmed pre-arrest bail of journalist Shahzeb Jilani in case registered under cybercrimes law for his views on social media and TV programme about state institutions. https://www.dawn.com/news/1479414

 

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