E-Bulletin For December 2014

December 2014
Dec 01: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists observe countrywide protest against attacks on DunyaNews, DawnNews and Abbtak TV channels’ DSNG vans in Islamabad on November 30
Dec 03: Several cities in #Balochistan are without TV News channels since 7pm (Dec 3) after #BNP & #BSO forced shutdown of cable service
Dec 08: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf supporters abused Geo News anchorperson Ms Maria Memon, reporters Irfanullah and Hammad Ahmad and threw sticks at them in Faisalabad during protest. The PTI supporters also damaged the channel’s DSNG van.
Dec 08: A court in #Kohat district acquits #journalist Farhan Bangash of terrorism charges on Dec 8. “Feel relieved after the verdict,” says Farhan.
Dec 09: Famous TV anchor Talat Hussain tweets receiving calls with abusive language and threats.
Dec 10: Supreme Court suspends conviction of Geo channel owner, show host by Gilgit court in a blasphemy case.
Dec 12: PTI activists harass and manhandle Mazhar Abbas and Geo News crew, including female reporters, while covering the PTI’s ‘Karachi shutdown’ call.
Dec 15: PTI supporters harass, intimidate Geo News newscaster Sana Mirza, injures reporters Amin Hafeez, Ahmed Faraz and cameraman Khawaja Amir.
Dec 21: Zeeshan Shamsi, defence correspondent of NewsOne channel, survives attempt on life in Sialkot. His wife received two bullets and reported stable now.
Jan 24: Journalist Raja Arshad of Aaj TV and Amir Wazir Malik of Nawai-e-Waqt receive “threating messages” from #Taliban in Gujar Khan district in Punjab province after covering protest demonstration against attack on army school in Peshawar.
Dec 31: Six cameramen injured when protestors clashed with TV crew members outside Peshawar Press Club in Peshawar.

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