E-Bulletin For July 2019

OFFLINE Media Monitoring – July 2019

July 04: The government forms panel to amend Pakistan Eelectronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Act to stop fake news on social media on direction of special assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan. https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/493636-panel-made-to-amend-pemra-act-to-stop-fake-news-on-social-media

July 16: The administration of Tehsil Headquarter Hospital (THQ) Barikot in Swat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province did not allowed media persons to enter the health facility. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=16_07_2019_183_005

July 23: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari condemns the government’s censoring media for rallies of opposition parties. https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/502503-bilawal-slates-media-censorship-of-opp-rallies

July 24: A group of lawyers in Faisalabad district of Punjab province allegedly kidnapped a reporter and cameraman of local news channel for exposing corruption of a policeman who happened to be brother of a district bar office holder. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=24_07_2019_178_006

July 26: Opposition parties and representative bodies of journalists were up in arms against the government’s plan to establish media courts, terming it yet another step towards “arm-twisting” of media and an “attack on democracy.” https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=26_07_2019_003_007

July 26: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority says reports recommending blocking social media websites “entirely false.” https://www.geo.tv/latest/243751-pta-chairman-recommends-blocking-social-media-in-pakistan?fbclid=IwAR096WrVruSEfbZUqhVEWjzgSiIYJWKFI336ol9gVuFASxupUMluhYsxlEs

ONLINE Media Monitoring – July 2019

July 04: Hashtag trend #arrestantipakistanjournalists sets a dangerous pattern in cyber threats faced by journalists. http://digitalrightsmonitor.pk/drm-investigates-twitter-accounts-behind-the-hashtag-arrestantipakjournalists/?fbclid=IwAR0nPqrylby96uVyv20m_wF3L6zxTQ6lArTAET0GHIeIB4nEMrjEZ8cMF2M


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