E-Bulletin For August 2015

August 2015

Aug 03: Man denied bail in Facebook hacking case in Peshawar.  http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=04_08_2015_182_009

Aug 11: Joint Action Committee of media rights groups, telecom industry, software experts and human rights submit with National Assembly Committee on Information and Technology revised draft Pakistan Electronic Crimes Bill.

Aug 13: Subcommittee of National Assembly allows intelligence agencies’ access to Internet service providers’ data. http://www.dawn.com/news/1200395/subcommittee-agrees-agencies-should-have-access-to-isp-data

Aug 14: Political authorities in Khyber tribal district bordering Peshawar laid foundation stone to build a press club in Landikotal town near the Afghan border.

Aug 18:  PEMRA recommends suspension of Bol TV channel http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-39169-Pemra-recommends-suspension-of-Axact-TVs-license-till-security-clearance

Aug 18: ARY takes over Bol TV channel. http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201508190009&EN_ID=11201508190008&EMID=11201508190002

Aug 19: Latest assistance by British government to help journalism in northwestern Pakistan funding establishment of a media lab at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of the University of Peshawar. http://www.bbc.com/urdu/pakistan/2015/08/150818_journalist_training_fata_kpk_hk

Aug 20: PEMRA issues code of conduct for television channels after the Supreme Court directives.

Aug 24: PEMRA issues warning to cable operators over non-compliance of regulations. http://www.dawn.com/news/1202628/warning-to-cable-tv-operators

Aug 24: TTP says it will ‘target some journalists’ pending approval by the central Shura, Council, spokesman Muhammad Khurasani emails a journalist in northwestern Pakistan

Aug 25: Balochistan government releases findings of judicial commission probing murder cases of 40 journalists in the province. http://www.fnpk.org/journalists-face-dangers-in-balochistan-judicial-report/

Aug 31: Lahore High Court bans live coverage of MQM leader Altaf Hussain’s speeches. http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/08/31/national/lahore-high-court-bans-altafs-speeches/

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