Media Matters for Democracy, Pakistan: Bottlenecks, incompetence and abuse of power

 

Publication date: 
November 2018
Author: 
Media Matters for Democracy

Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD) has published multiple reports highlighting concerns with the  Prevention of Electronic Crime Act (PECA) and offered recommendations for improvement. In their first comprehensive review of PECA 2016, they took a look at the procedural issues that have defined the implementation of the law.

This study presents a brief overview of the implementation of PECA. It is based on two case studies; first, an overview of procedural and other issues with FIA’s performance and second, a thematic overview of the use of PECA to crackdown on political activists and journalists.

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Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD) is a young Islamabad based non profit. It believes that a liberal, professional media industry is the cornerstone of a progressive, democratic society, and strives for an inclusive, democratic media industry that is tech-friendly, progressive diverse, professional and secure. It is based in Pakistan, where it undertakes policy research and advocacy for better media regulation. MMfD is a member of the APC network.
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