E-Bulletin For March 2019

Media Monitoring Report

March 2019

March 15: Hassan Abbas, senior journalist of Daily Express newspaper is assaulted by police official and was stopped from coverage of Pakistan Super League final in Karachi.

March 19: Female journalist Gharida Farouqi receives threats and faces harassment on social media for her tweet. https://twitter.com/pressfreedompk/status/1107985915333492736

March 19: Malik Aziz, a cameraman of Such News TV channel, was abused and threatened by Sheikh Khalifa Hospital’s MS in Rojhan town of Rajanpur district for making footage of sewerage pipeline creating hurdles for patients.

March 20:  Punjab Information Minister Syed Samsam Bukhari said the government is formulating a draft law on the media and journalism in the light of 18th Amendment. https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/446465-18th-amendment-draft-law-on-media-journalism-soon-minister

March 25: Waseem Nasir, a reporter of Dunya News TV channel, assaulted by Dolphin Police while filming a scuffle between two wardens and some people in Multan district.

March 30: Adnan Aziz, reporter of Lahore Rang TV, was threatened by Sub Divisional Officer of Batapur upon airing of news on TV against him.

March 30: Police officials in civil dress broke into house of Deewan Peer Ali, correspondent of Sada-e-Watan newspaper in district Vehari and threatened him.

March 31: Matloob Hussain Mosvi, reporter of Daily Jang, was picked up from his home by unknown armed men on early morning of 30th March. https://jang.com.pk/news/623723

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