No person affected

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

Case Update Status

Case Closed as Dawn News denied to share the information and said matter has been resolved by verbal talks.

Summary of Case

"On April 21, 2020 Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) imposed fine of Rs. 1 Million on Dawn News for airing fake news pertaining to demise of British Prime Minister. Pemra first issued show cause notice to Dawn on 7 April, 2021 under PEMRA Ordinance 2002, Act 2007 Sec 20 (F) and Sections 3 (1) (I, k, l), 4(1) , 4(7)(a,c) , 4(10), 5, 17 and 22 of 2002 ordinance. Pemra also ordered Dawn News to on air apology and directed to appear for personal hearing. On 10 April, 2021 Beareau Chief of Dawn Mr. Qazi told PPF that the matter has been resolved now by verbal settlement."

Category of Incident

Censorship

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

PEMRA

Date of incident

7

Month

April

Year

2020

Name of affected person

No person affected

Other affected persons

No other person affcted

Name of affected organization

Dawn News

Other affected organizations

No other organization affected

Action by

Pakistan Electronic Media Authority (PEMRA)

City

Karachi

Province

Sindh

Designation

N/A

Professional category

N/A

Age of victim

N/A

Marital Status

N/A

Compensation Details

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Date of compensation announcement by government: N/A

Date of compensation paid by government: N/A

Amount of compensation announced by others: N/A

Date of compensation announced by others: N/A

Date compensation paid by others: N/A

FIR Details

Was FIR registered ?: No

Court Details

Was case investigated ?: N/A

Court where case was presented: N/A

Name of prosecuting lawyer: N/A

Date of first court hearing:

Date of last court hearing:

Status of court case: N/A

Journalist Union Status

PFUJ

N/A

APNS

N/A

CPNE

N/A

PBA

N/A

Condemn Status

Colleague of victim

N/A

Employer organization

N/A

Press Club Status

Press club 1: N/A

Press club 2: N/A

Press club 3: N/A