E-Bulletin For April 2020

Media Monitoring April 2020
April 04: Media workers report facing difficulties in returning homes after performing their duties late at night. They were denied access to the residential areas by police due to lockdown against COVID19. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=04_04_2020_002_006
April 04: Dr Irfan Ashraf, anchorperson of App News TV channel receives threat on his Twitter account for “exposing Indian involvement” in Balochistan and “fake missing persons case.” https://twitter.com/irfanashraf36/status/1246495330406981635
April 09: The Sindh High Court sets aside five years imprisonment of journalist Nasrullah Chaudhry, working Daily Nai Baat newspaper in Karachi. A lower court sentenced him five years imprisonment over hate speech in December 2019. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=09_04_2020_114_004
April 12: The Sindh High Court upholds appeals of four men against their conviction in participating in 2002 murder and kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=12_04_2020_003_001
April 15: Prime Minister Imran Khan took “strong notice” of campaign against the Supreme Court on social media in which “uncalled-for, immoderate and intemperate language” had been used against the superior judiciary and chief justice of Pakistan. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=12_04_2020_003_001
April 19: An accountability court further extended physical remand of Jang media group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman for 10 days in a 34 years old case of 54 Kanal of land. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=19_04_2020_177_008
April 20:  Two verified Facebook pages of Awami National Party’s central general-secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain and a foundation named after his son Rashid Hussain have been hacked. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=13_04_2020_181_006
April 26: Muzaffarabad-based reporter and cameraman of a private TV channel tested positive for COVID-19. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=26_04_2020_153_004
April 29:  Jang Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakilur Rehman sent to jail on judicial remand as the National Accountability Bureau did not seek his further custody in a 34 years old case of 54 Kanal of land. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=29_04_2020_002_006

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