E-Bulletin For December 2019

Media Monitoring December 2019
Dec 04: A few dozen unidentified people stage protest against Dawn newspaper outside its Islamabad bureau over publication of news report regarding the ethnicity of London bridge attacker who stabbed two persons to death. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=03_12_2019_004_002
Dec 04: Federal Chief Information Commissioner Mohammad Azam said the Federal Information Commission had decided to launch its official website next week to help people get desired information from government departments within the minimal possible time. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=05_12_2019_183_005
Dec 06: Special Assistant to PM on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan while briefing the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting said that the freedom of expression is constitutional right of all citizens.  https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=06_12_2019_003_003
Dec 11: Law is proposed to stop media from giving coverage to absconders. https://www.dawn.com/news/1521560/media-curbs-on-absconders-convicts-in-the-offing
Dec 14: Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, special assistant to prime minister on information, said the prime minister established a committee to address challenges faced by the media and journalists. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=14_12_2019_003_005
Dec 19: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah takes notice of police cases against journalists in the province. https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/585499-cm-notices-cases-against-journalists-in-sindh
Dec 19: Peshawar High Court Bench orders Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to issue directives to electronic media not to air derogatory and one sided programmes and remarks against lawyers.  https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=19_12_2019_007_012
Dec 31: Karachi-based journalist Nasrullah Chaudhry working with Daily Nai Baat newspaper is handed five years imprisonment by anti-terrorism court on charges of possessing “literature against the state and spreading religious hatred.” https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=31_12_2019_116_008
Dec 31:  The National Assembly standing committee on information and broadcasting told that 680 cases were pending with courts related to complaints filed with PEMRA against different individuals and in the media and television channels. https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/591253-no-headway-on-pemra-complaints-pending-with-courts
Freedom of Expression Violations
Dec 02: A lecturer from Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan Akhtar Wana Khan was abducted by the Cyber-crime wing of Federal Investigation Agency.  https://twitter.com/naeem_wazir/status/1201535002846093313?s=03

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