E-Bulletin For May 2020

Media Monitoring May 2020

May 07: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority suspends license of NEO TV after the expiry of its show-cause notice period as the transmissions by the channel were found to be “illegal.” https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=07_05_2020_005_008

May 07: The workers of Jang Group across the country protest for release of Mir Shakilur Rehman, CEO and editor-in-chief of the group who is in National Accountability Bureau custody for three decades old alleged plot scam. https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/655370-mir-shakil-ur-rahman-s-arrest-enters-55th-day

May 11: The supreme Court restrains the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority from taking any “coercive measures” against Neo TV for a period of 15 days until the channel challenges the vires of the PEMRA Television Broadcast Station Operations Regulations 2012.  https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=12_05_2020_003_003

May 11: Jang/Geo group’s workers and journalists continue protest for 59th consecutive day on arrest of Mir Shakilur Rehman. https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/657238-arrest-of-mir-shakil-ur-rahman-jang-geo-group-employees-continue-protest-for-59th-consecutive-day

May 11: Over two dozen journalists and other media workers infected with corona virus in Quetta, Balochistan.  https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=11_05_2020_005_001

May 12: Dawn editorial highlights risks journalists face while covering COVID19 story. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=12_05_2020_006_003

May 12: Jang Group CEO and Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakilur Rehman completes two months under “unlawful” custody. https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/657672-mir-shakil-ur-rahman-completes-two-months-under-unlawful-custod

May 13: The Lahore High Court issues notice to NAB on Mir Shakil’s bail plea. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=13_05_2020_002_002

May 12: Fifty-four journalists and media workers test positive for corona virus. https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/657670-corona-now-aiming-at-journalists-media-workers-54-tested-positive

May 16: Pakistan’s first female Sikh journalist nominated for UK award.  https://tribune.com.pk/story/2222877/1-pakistans-first-female-sikh-journalist-nominated-uk-award/

May 19: While the world observed Telecommunication and Information Society day on May 17, social networking site Twitter was inaccessible to users in Pakistan for almost two hours. https://www.dawn.com/news/1558186/outage-in-pakistan-not-from-companys-end-says-twitter

May 19: An unidentified person threw live bullets on peaceful protestors at the protest camp outside the offices of the Jang and The News on Murree road in Rawalpindi against the arrest of Mir Shakilur Rehman. https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/660947-arrest-of-mir-shakil-ur-rahman-live-bullets-thrown-at-protest-camp

May 27: Zulfiqar Ali Mandrani, reporter of Sindhi-language Daily Koshish, was shot dead in Dodapur town of Garhi Khero in Jacobabad district. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=27_05_2020_005_001

May 29: Jang Group CEO and Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakilur Rehman’s bail petition could not be held due to unavailability of division bench of the Lahore High Court. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=29_05_2020_002_006

May 29: Two Radio Pakistan staffers including a senior broadcasting engineer and an Urdu Newscaster died from COVID -19 https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=29_05_2020_004_002

May 30: The joint investigation team formed in February this year reached the final conclusion that mysterious death of senior journalist Aziz Memon was a well-planned murder. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=30_05_2020_115_001

 

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