E-Bulletin For September 2018

September 2018
Sep 06: A group of journalists from Charsadda Press Club visited the office of Deputy Commissioner Mian Abdul Qadir Shah to inquire about his view on tree plantation campaign but he insulted the media persons threw away the press cards and manhandled them
Sep 06: PEMRA issued directions to all satellite TV Channels reminding them to review their entertainment and news content in accordance with the provisions of the Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015
Sep 06: The Supreme Court issues order to reach consensus on PEMRA draft on rating policy of TV channels. https://e.jang.com.pk/09-06-2018/pindi/pic.asp?picname=536.png
Sep 07: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said the government had no plans to amend media laws without the consent of media representatives and other stakeholders. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=07_09_2018_003_003
Sep 08: Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry told delegation of all Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS the government believed in freedom of expression and would continue to facilitate the growth of a free and responsible media. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=08_09_2018_003_006
Sep 08: Ramzan Isra, a journalist in Dera Ismail Khan district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, was attacked by unknown miscreants. https://dailytimes.com.pk/294849/journalist-ramzan-isras-residence-attacked-by-unknown-miscreants/
Sep 10: Suspended policemen apologized to journalists and media team whom they harassed on August 13 in Khairpur. https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1105688625&Issue=NP_SUK&Date=20180910
Sep 11: Saeed Sakhi, local journalist based in Daska, district Sialkot, was shot at; according to his son. He filed a story against unethical practices of faith healer. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=11_09_2018_178_004
Sep 11: The Supreme Court suspends high court order to seal offices of private TV channels. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=11_09_2018_004_005
Sep 12: Muhammad Saeed Butt, a senior journalist of Daily Khabrain, was shot dead by two unidentified armed men at a shop in Khanewal districts’ Abdul Hakeem town in Punjab province. https://tribune.com.pk/story/1800735/1-journalist-shot-dead-khanewal-three-suspects-held/
Sep 12: The Supreme Court gave four weeks relaxation to private TV channels for shifting offices. https://e.jang.com.pk/09-12-2018/pindi/pic.asp?picname=63.png
Sep 18: PEMRA has advised TV channels not to air comments and remarks related to judiciary and warned of legal action if they did not adhere to electronic media’s code of conduct – 2015. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=18_09_2018_003_008 
Sep 24: The Lahore High Court directed Cyril Almeida, assistant editor of Dawn newspaper, to appear before the court in the next hearing of a treason case also involving former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
Sept 25: Federal government sets up ‘content committee’ to decide issuance of advertisement to media houses.  https://tribune.com.pk/story/1811462/1-content-committee-formed-oversee-govt-advertisements/
Sep 26: The ministry of information withdrew its plan to shift the Islamabad Headquarters of the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation and give out its existing premises on a long-term lease. https://www.dawn.com/news/1435127/govt-withdraws-plans-to-shift-radio-pakistan-headquarters-after-protests-talks
Sept 27: All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) expresses concern over the government move to set up ‘content committee’ to control advertisement to media houses across Pakistan. https://pakobserver.net/apns-expresses-concern-over-content-committee/
Sep 30: Journalists have given a nationwide call for protest against mass scale retrenchments in the media, nonpayment of salaries, unannounced censorship by state institutions, and intimidation of journalists by state authorities and registration of treason cases against journalist Cyril Almedia. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=30_09_2018_005_001
Sep 30: Authorities did not allow media teams to cover Prime Minister Imran Khan’s maiden visit to Peshawar. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=30_09_2018_007_002

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