Monthly E-Bulletin For August 2014

Aug 04: TTP writes letter to CPJ, RSF enveloping threats to Pakistani media over reporting of military operation in North Waziristan.

 

Aug 05: Journalists close press club in Khuzdar district in Balochistan after threats.

 

Aug 09: Dawn newspaper sets up readers’ editor office to promote ethical journalism.

 

Aug 16: Workers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf haunt, harass staff members of Geo News channel, and Jang and The News in Islamabad during the party’s sit-in. http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-32253-Geo-Jang-The-News-didn%E2%80%99t-fail-you-Mr-Khan!

 

Aug 19: ARY News channel says its transmission was taken off cable networks in different cities of Sindh province for reporting two sit-ins of Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri live from Islamabad.

 

Aug 21: Activists of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party of Imran Khan harass female journalist Frahat Javed of Geo News channel in Islamabad. She returned to office after threatening mob stopped the channel’s DSNG van.

 

Aug 21: Activists of Pakistan Muslim League (N) attack ARY News reporter Babar Malik in Faizabaad (Rawalpindi district near Islamabad) while covering the protest of the party.

 

Aug 21: Geo News channel also reports of being taken off cable networks in many parts of Punjab province.

 

Aug 24: Aaj TV crew was attacked in Islamabad while covering PTI sit-in in Islamabad with one cameraman admitted in hospital for treatment.

 

Aug 26: Senior journalist Talat Hussain receives death threat through social media for being critical of PTI and Imran Khan.

 

Aug 26: PTI MPA Shaukat Yousafzai says “outside elements” may be involved in attacks on media promising investigation.

 

Aug 29: Scores of reporters, cameramen and support staff of different news channels were injured when police subjected them to high-handedness while covering clashes in Islamabad. http://www.dawn.com/news/1129180/on-constitution-avenue-journalism-is-a-crime

 

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