Dec 04: Muttahida Qaumi Movement MPA Anwar Raza allegedly attacked TV crew covering demolition of “illegal” marriage hall in Karachi. Dunya News bureau chief filed case on behalf of his reporter.
Dec 09: Four cameramen of different TV channels and a newspaper photographer faced police wrath after they began filming a “drunk” cop dancing in Sukkar.
Dec 16: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has given the federal government a week to implement its order in a case related to the uploading of sacrilegious content on social media. https://www.dawn.com/news/1376877/govt-told-to-implement-anti-blasphemy-measures-online
Dec 17: Dawn News channel’s crime reporter Hasan Farhan received verbal threat through “telephone call” from “unknown number” in Peshawar. He registered complaint with police and he was told to take “precautionary measures.”
Dec 22: Unidentified persons fired shots at residence of Geo News channel’s crime reporter Imran Chaudhry in Multan city. He said he did not have any family or personal feud not did he receive threats.
Dec 23: A meeting among Quetta Press Club, Balochistan Union of Journalists, Freedom Network in Quetta with management of more than 20 press clubs which were closed in Baloch areas following mass media threats by two banned Baloch insurgent groups agreeing to reopen the closed press clubs.
Dec 23: Express News channel’s senior reporter Naeem Asghar “threatening letter” from banned Hizb ut-Tahrir in Islamabad. Police asked him to lodge FIR but he refused.
Dec 24: Arshad Baig of Express News channel was attacked after he made footage of accused trying to run away from City Court premises in Karachi.
Dec 29: Workers of Pakistan Muslim League (N) attacked Jaag TV reporter during the press conference of Miftah Ismail, adviser to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on economic affairs, in Karachi.
Dec 31: 600% hike in Facebook content restriction for Pakistan. https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/262671-600pc-hike-in-facebook-content-restriction-for-pakistan
E-Bulletin For December 2017