E-Bulletin For January 2015

January 2015

Jan 05: Supreme Court indicts ARY TV channel anchor Mubashar Lucman and CEO Salman Iqbal in ‘contempt of court’ case. http://www.dawn.com/news/1155189/sc-indicts-ary-ceo-anchorperson-in-contempt-case

Jan 08: Tribal journalist Umar Daraz Wazir, working for Mashaal Radio, went missing from cantonment area in Bannu district in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Jan 09: Tribal journalist Umar Daraz Wazir, working for Mashaal Radio who went missing from cantonment area in Bannu district in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, was freed by military authorities.

Jan 14: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif orders blocking sites and social media platforms being used by terrorists. http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-15/page-1/detail-7

Jan 16: AFP photographer Asif Hasan is shot and wounded in Karachi during clashes betwen police and Islami Jamiat-e-Talba members.

Jan. 18: Paramilitary force ‘raids’ house of newspaper’s resident #editor in #Karachi on Jan 18. http://www.dawn.com/news/1158128/cpne-criticises-rangers-raid-on-nawa-i-waqt-editors-house

Jan 19: ‘Intelligence Bureau’ is not taping journalists’ phones in #Pakistan
http://www.dawn.com/news/1158175/ib-not-tapping-politicians-phones

Jan 19: AJK PM says no legislation targeting media in Kashmir. http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=20_01_2015_183_002

Jan 22: Pakistan bans Abdul Qadir Gilani’s book. http://dailycapital.pk/controversial-book-by-abdul-qadir-gilani-banned/

Jan 25: Freedom Network releases annual report for 2014 declaring the year as “the most brutal” for journalists in Pakistan’s history with 14 journalists, including media assistants and a blogger, were killed.

Jan 27: A two-day international conference in Islamabad takes up draft safety bill for journalists’ protection in Pakistan.

Jan 27: Authorities in Kurram tribal region arrests father and family relatives of tribal journalist Anwar Shah after his articles exposing corruption in government departments appeared in local media.

Jan 27: Paramilitary Frontier Corps force arrests tribal journalist Sudhir Afridi from his home in Landikotal town in Khyber tribal district near Peshawar. No reason was given for his arrest.

Jan 28: Tribal journalist Sudhir Afridi is released after paramilitary Frontier Corps force arrested him from his residence in Landikotal town in Khyber tribal district bordering Peshawar without framing any charge. “The aim was to humiliate me,” he talked to FN after his release.

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