Credited with introducing the blogging culture to Iran, Derakhshan spent six years isolated from the web he had contributed to building. When he went back to the internet, what he found was appalling.
Freedom of expression is a universally accepted human right. As a signatory of the ICCPR, Pakistan has committed to uphold this right in the national constitution and through local laws. This report looks at how this right is framed in the legal structure in Pakistan and how it is practised, particularly in the digital spaces, by customising the APC-La Rue Framework.