E-Bulletin For June 2018

June 2018

June 03: The media teams of Jang and Geo were stopped from media coverage of a ceremony held at the Lahore Garrison University


June 5: The Peshawar High Court issued release order on bail of two accused charged with murder of Haroon Khan a Swabi based journalist who was killed on October 12, 2017


June 6: Broadcast journalist belonging to BOL TV Asad Kharral physically assaulted by unknown masked men in Lahore


June 6: Gul Bukhari, a journalist and activist, was abducted by unknown person in Lahore while on her way to the Waqt TV studio. https://www.dawn.com/news/1412220/journalist-gul-bukhari-home-after-hours-long-abduction-in-lahore

June 7: Chief Justice of Pakistan takes notice of the assault on senior journalist Asad Kharral and directed the police to submit a report on the incident in 24 hours


June 7: Lahore High court orders media to apologies for airing Khadija Siddiqui a girl who survived a brutal attack by her fellow student in Lahore, claims about judge’s bias


June 8: The caretaker Government made an amendment in the PEMRA law curtailing the federal government over the authority for suspending the transmission of TV channels by passing direct orders


June 8: Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has expressed its concern over increase frequency and sheer impunity with which anyone critical of the state being targeted https://www.dawn.com/news/1412741/hrcp-takes-exception-to-targeting-of-journalists

June 8: Journalists’ abductions- all media groups must unite behind a call to end the culture of impunity for such crimes


June 8: Committee to protect journalists condemned comments from ISPR which accused journalists of sharing anti state remarks on social media


June 20: The disruption of Dawn newspaper, for the past month is witnessing daily disruptions in targeted cities and towns across Pakistan


June 20: International Press Institute a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for media freedom has expressed deep concern over ongoing coercive measures to curtail the independence of the press in Pakistan. https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/331496-ipi-condemns-intimidation-of-media-in-pakistan

June 21: Journalist’s bodies, politicians and rights activists across the country have expressed concern over attempts to gag print and electronic media by way of physical intimidation, abduction and torture of dissenting journalists and blocking of news channels. https://www.dawn.com/news/1415079/disruption-in-distribution-of-dawn-termed-violation-of-article-19

June 21: Newspaper’s administration asks Prime Minister, Chief of Army Staff and Chief Justice of Pakistan to take notice on disruptions to Dawn’s distribution in cantonment areas for past several months. https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/331918-disruption-to-dawn-s-distribution 

June 22: Journalists protested against threats received by senior journalist Zafar Hikro from candidate of Pakistan People’s Party Muhammad Ali Sahitto. https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1105432298&Issue=NP_SUK&Date=20180622

June 22: Former Minister of Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb emphasized media censorship is against Article 19 of constitution which ensures freedom of speech as a fundamental right


June 22: Journalist and activist Marvi Sirmed‘s laptops and other valuables burgled from her home in Islamabad. https://www.dawn.com/news/1415427

June 23: Fake Facebook post posing as Dawn.com attempts to mislead public. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=23_06_2018_005_001

June 27: Journalists protested against attack on a local journalist Muhammad Ali Sheikh from Razi Dero in District Khairpur Sindh. https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1105450404&Issue=NP_SUK&Date=20180627

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