Pakistan

A commitment to creativity: The online aesthetics of feminist labour
A commitment to creativity: The online aesthetics of feminist labour 15 November 2022 Zoya Rehman for GenderIT.org

This two-part series sheds light on how art and creativity play a key role in activism in Pakistan and provide the country's feminist movement and struggles with a prominent visual aesthetics on the internet.

Navigating identities: Experiencing online violence as a Shia woman in Pakistan
Navigating identities: Experiencing online violence as a Shia woman in Pakistan 29 October 2022 Zoya Anwer for GenderIT.org

Shia Muslims are constantly at risk of being targeted with violence online and offline for their religious belief. And when Shia women and queer folks go online, they find themselves at risk of being targeted with abuse from multiple fronts as their two identities combine.

Seeding change: Media Matters for Democracy on media building and fighting harassment of women journalists in Pakistan
Seeding change: Media Matters for Democracy on media building and fighting harassment of women journalists in Pakistan 23 June 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities' lives? In Pakistan, Media Matters for Democracy has been working on media building, fighting censorship and defending women journalists in an increasingly regressive context.

Equal before God? Women and the right to freedom of religion
Equal before God? Women and the right to freedom of religion 18 January 2021 Gayatri Khandhadai

This article, written by Gayatri Khandhadai, APC's Asia policy regional director, is part of Arrow for Change, a publication showcasing various perspectives and voices on the right to freedom of expression.

Media Matters for Democracy expresses solidarity with brave women journalists taking a stance against online violence
Media Matters for Democracy expresses solidarity with brave women journalists taking a stance against online violence 16 September 2020 Media Matters for Democracy

Media Matters for Democracy stands in solidarity with women journalists who have released a statement highlighting the prevailing trend of continued digital violence from supporters of all political parties and different public and state institutions.

Media Matters for Democracy expresses concern over safety of journalists covering COVID-19 health crisis
Media Matters for Democracy expresses concern over safety of journalists covering COVID-19 health crisis 12 May 2020 Media Matters for Democracy

Media Matters for Democracy is deeply concerned about reports of journalists in Pakistan forced to cover the COVID-19 public health crisis without adequate protective measures and safety precautions.

Digital Rights Monitor: Coronavirus crisis highlights digital divide in Pakistan
Digital Rights Monitor: Coronavirus crisis highlights digital divide in Pakistan 27 March 2020 Hija Kamran

COVID-19 is revealing the extent of the digital divide in Pakistan, and it has resulted in Pakistanis mobilizing on Twitter to demand affordable and accessible Internet services.

State of media and digital freedoms report in Pakistan 2018
State of media and digital freedoms report in Pakistan 2018 18 March 2019 Salwa Rana, Talal Raza and Waqas Naeem

The report touches upon various issues including violent and regulatory actions against the media, online censorship, the right to information regime, disinformation, internet disconnections, data protection, and legislative developments related to cyberspace.

SheConnects: Tech-enabled women entrepreneurship in Pakistan
SheConnects: Tech-enabled women entrepreneurship in Pakistan 17 December 2018 Media Matters for Democracy for Digital Rights Monitor

This report is a thematic exploration of tech-based, women-led startups, aiming to map the growing nature of women’s interventions in the tech-based business industry and the overall impact on other women in the workforce.

Protecting the digital data: An overview of corporate data protection policies in Pakistan
Protecting the digital data: An overview of corporate data protection policies in Pakistan 29 November 2018 Media Matters for Democracy for Digital Rights Monitor

This research has been conducted to help different stakeholders understand how the corporate sector is currently responding to its data protection responsibilities in Pakistan.

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