E-Bulletin For July 2016

July 2016

July 04: Supreme Court asks PEMRA to take punitive action against private TV channels. http://www.bbc.com/urdu/pakistan/2016/07/160704_supreme_court_pemra_inam_ghar_ban_sh

July 05: This day military takeover by Gen Ziaul Haq caused immense setback to press freedom in Pakistan.

July 15: Tribal journalist Khan Zaman was taken away after police and plainclothed men visited him in Hangu district

July 17: Tribal journalist Khan Zaman returns home after taken away from Hangu claiming that kidnappers beat him up and asked him why “I am filing critical reports.”

July 18: A religious group supporting convicted killer Mumtaz Qadri protested outside Lahore Press Club to declare media “Yahoodi (Jewish) media.” The group accused the media of ‘not giving coverage’ to the group.

July 19: Online abuse of journalists increase in Pakistan as threats against women journalists grow as well. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36824514

July 21: Senate Committee told: Cybercrime bill must protect privacy, user data. http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=22_07_2016_004_004

July 21: Supreme Court asks PEMRA to file record of action against TV channels for anti-judiciary campaign. http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=22_07_2016_005_004

July 25: Supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf manhandle journalists during a protest rally outside Elections Commission of Pakistan in Islamabad. Party leader Imran Khan ‘apologized’ over the incident.

July 27: Police register case against two for posting ‘hate speech’ contents on Facebook in Toba Tek Singh district of Punjab province. http://www.dawn.com/news/1274364/terror-case-against-two-for-hate-posts-on-facebook

July 28: Father of Shaukat Nanori, working for Sindh News channel in Khairrpur district of Sindh province, was found murdered. The journalist says his father was killed because of his reporting. http://www.fnpk.org/journalists-father-murdered-in-sindh-province/

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