Farman went to cover the fight between doctors and started making videos of doctor for his organisation meanwhile one of person from the nursing staff came and snatch his phone and broke it off at the moment.

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

Case Update Status

FIR was not registered against the hospital's staff.

Summary of Case

"On November 5, 2022 Journalist Farman Kareem went to City hospital near Gilgit Press Club, Farman went to cover the fight between doctors and started making videos of doctor for his organisation meanwhile one of person from the nursing staff came and snatch his phone and broke it off at the moment. Farman is currently affiliated with Bol TV and work as photo journalist. FIR was not registered of this case due to police officials, Unions and press clubs members went to Airport police station to register the FIR and gave 24 hours ultimatum to register the FIR as soon as possible against the administration of hospital. PPF tried to contact journalist but his phone numbers are not responding. Gilgit Press Club Version: On November 5, 2022 Khursheed Ahmed President of Gilgit press club told PPF that Journalists were harassed by the nursing staff of the hospital for making a video of the fight in the hospital without their consent. Press club demanded fair investigations from the police officials if the FIR is not registered within 24 hours. The press club will call a protest against the officials. As the matter is purely related to journalism. Only Farman was there to cover the fight and no other journalist was there except for him. Gilgit Union of Journalist (GUJ) Version: On November 5, 2022 President of Gilgit Union of Journalists Khalid Mustafa told PPF that the incident is related to journalism and FIR is not registered up till now. Hospital administration condemned the attack but did not announce any compensation for journalists. Employer/Organization’s Version: On November 5, 2022 Bureau Chief of Bol Tv Siddiq Jan told PPF that the matter is not in our knowledge and this matter is out of Islamabad. Siddiq said he will take information and ill update. "

Category of Incident

Harassment

ICCS Status

ICCS Divisions: 0803-Acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression

ICCS Group: 08039-Other acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression

ICCS Class: N/A

ICCS Crime: Acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression

Reported By

Twitter

Date of incident

5

Month

November

Year

2022

Name of affected person

Farman Kareem

Other affected persons

No other person was affected

Name of affected organization

Bol News

Other affected organizations

No Organisation was afected

Action by

Hospital staff harassed journalist Farman Kareem

City

Gilgit Baltistan

Province

KPK

Designation

Reporter

Professional category

Journalist

Age of victim

Not Applicable

Marital Status

N/A

Compensation Details

Amount of compensation announced by government: No compensation announced

Date of compensation announcement by government: No compensation announced

Date of compensation paid by government: No compensation announced

Amount of compensation announced by others: No compensation announced

Date of compensation announced by others: No compensation announced

Date compensation paid by others: No compensation announced

FIR Details

Was FIR registered ?: No

Court Details

Was case investigated ?: FIR was not registered

Court where case was presented: FIR was not registered

Name of prosecuting lawyer: FIR was not registered

Date of first court hearing:

Date of last court hearing:

Status of court case: FIR was not registered

Journalist Union Status

PFUJ

"On November 5, 2022 President of Gilgit Union of Journalists Khalid Mustafa told PPF that the incident is related to journalism and FIR is not registered up till now. Hospital administration condemned the attack but did not announce any compensation for journalists. "

APNS

N/A

CPNE

N/A

PBA

N/A

Media Source Status

Media reports:

https://twitter.com/SafdarAS/status/1588507110471798786

Condemn Status

Colleague of victim

Not required to contact

Employer organization

"On November 5, 2022 Bureau Chief of Bol Tv Siddiq Jan told PPF that the matter is not in our knowledge and this matter is out of Islamabad. Siddiq said he will take information and ill update. "

Press Club Status

Press club 1: "On November 5, 2022 Khursheed Ahmed President of Gilgit press club told PPF that Journalists were harassed by the nursing staff of the hospital for making a video of the fight in the hospital without their consent. Press club demanded fair investigations from the police officials if the FIR is not registered within 24 hours. The press club will call a protest against the officials. As the matter is purely related to journalism. Only Farman was there to cover the fight and no other journalist was there except for him "

Press club 2: N/A

Press club 3: N/A