E-Bulletin For December 2015

December 2015
Dec 01: Three, including two policemen and an employee, injured in hand-grenade attack on DIN News channel’s office in Lahore and Islamic State (Khurasani group) claimed responsibility for the attack.
Dec 04: New PEMRA chief Absar Alam takes over; vows to protect freedom of expression in Pakistan. http://www.dawn.com/news/1224355/pemra-chief-puts-off-dth-licence-bidding.
Dec 04: Ishfaq Saeed, brother of Tawar newspaper news-editor Javed Saeed, was taken away from Pasni school by government forces, the journalist confirms to FN.
Dec 07: Attack on Express News channel leaves guard injured and van damaged in Sargodha office. http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103218778&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151208
Dec 07: Punjab police evolves standard operating procedures for media houses across Punjab to ensure security as attacks on media houses, especially TV channels, increased in Punjab. http://www.dawn.com/news/1224943
Dec 09: Twitter accounts of TV anchorperson Hamid Mir and Geo News channel’s director news Rana Jawad are hacked.
Dec 11: Newspaper editors and TV channels director news formed ‘Editors for Safety’ organization to take attacks on media and its practioners as attack on whole industry and community. Editor Dawn Zaffar Abbas was elected its chairman. http://www.pakistanpressfoundation.org/2015/12/editors-for-safety-formed-to-unite-media-against-attacks/
Dec 11: Chairman NA Committee on IT presents controversial Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (PECB – 2015) to open up debate by the lower House members. http://www.dawn.com/news/1225967/digital-rights
Dec 23: PEMRA serves notices on two channels for violation of code of ethics and NAP guidelines. http://www.dawn.com/news/1228266

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