E-Bulletin For November 2016

November 2016
Nov 01: Infuriated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf workers attack Geo News channel’s satellite van near Swabi during the Imran Khan’s party march towards Islamabad
Nov 02: Senior journalist Hamid Mir receives “Most Resilient Journalist’ Award in The Hague. He survived assassination attempt in 2014 when gunmen attacked him in Karachi.
Nov 01: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will have final say in setting up high-powered body to investigate Cyril Almeida’s story in Dawn newspaper. http://www.dawn.com/news/1293337/pm-to-finalise-high-powered-body-to-investigate-leak-nisar
Nov 7: The federal government forms inquiry committee, to be headed by retired Amir Raza Khan, to probe story of Cyril Almeida of Dawn newspaper, reports Express Tribune. http://tribune.com.pk/story/1223374/govt-forms-inquiry-committee-probe-dawn-leaks/
Nov 07: PEMRA serves notice on ARY News channel for “being unprofessional” and “sensational analysis” as the channel is doing critical programs on PanamaLeaks story. The channel is given November 14 deadline to respond.
Nov 12: Rangers raid and search residence of Hub Press Club president Mur Alyas Kambo in Hub district of Balochistan near Karachi. The journalist was not shown any search warrant by the Rangers personnel. They discovered “nothing” during the search, according to the journalist.
Nov 17: Pakistan is ranked among worst 10 countries for Internet freedom, latest report says, http://www.dawn.com/news/1296904/pakistan-ranked-among-worst-10-countries-for-internet-freedom-report
Nov 21: Kurram agency political administration detains tribal journalist Anwar Shah Orakzai for three and half hours before his release after his critical reporting about corruption, his family says.
Nov 21: Cable operators go on strike to protest launch of direct-to-home service, popularly known as D2H, in Pakistan. http://www.dawn.com/news/1297734/cable-services-remain-suspended-for-indefinite-period-across-country
Nov 24: Pakistan’s first D2H licences were auctioned for Rs.14.69 billion. http://tribune.com.pk/story/1242918/pakistans-first-dth-licences-auctioned-rs-14-69-billion/
Nov 26: PEMRA suspends licence of two TV channels for airing comments against a judge of the Supreme Court. http://tribune.com.pk/story/1245715/irresponsible-analysis-pemra-suspends-licences-three-channels/
Nov 26: Journalist Khalid Mehmood Butt and his son were gunned down in Sahiwal district of Punjab province. Cause of murder is unclear yet. The journalist belonged to Shia sect.
Nov 29: Teacher gets cybercrime accused convicted in Lahore. http://www.dawn.com/news/1299522/undeterred-by-blackmail-teacher-gets-cyber-crime-accused-convicted

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