Pakistan

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.

Bottlenecks, incompetence and abuse of power: An analysis of PECA’s implementation
Bottlenecks, incompetence and abuse of power: An analysis of PECA’s implementation 07 November 2018 Salwa Rana

This study presents a brief overview of the implementation of Pakistan's Prevention of Electronic Crime Act. 

Pakistan: Global civil society calls on the Government to reverse its order to close 18 human rights and development organisations
Pakistan: Global civil society calls on the Government to reverse its order to close 18 human rights and development organisations 19 October 2018 APC and others

25 national, regional and international civil society organisations express their deep concern over the suspension and expulsion of 18 international non-governmental organisations in Pakistan.

Online dating in Pakistan
Online dating in Pakistan 03 October 2018 Hija Kamran for GenderIT.org

The rise of dating apps allows women to take control of their social life and their choices. Hija Kamran speaks to many women in Pakistan about their experience of online dating, good and bad, whether it allows for challenging of conservative social norms or it leaves women vulnerable to abuse.

Media Matters for Democracy: Violence, journalism and elections in Pakistan
Media Matters for Democracy: Violence, journalism and elections in Pakistan 08 August 2018 Komal Tariq Mughal, Zafar Nizamani and Sadaf Khan

From attacks on journalists to attacks on business freedoms of media houses resulting in financial and commercial repercussions, from organised hate speech against journalists to the use of cybercrime and other laws to initiate legal action, the press in Pakistan seems to be operating in a very restrictive situation.

Women Journalists and the Double Bind: Choosing silence over being silenced
Women Journalists and the Double Bind: Choosing silence over being silenced 18 July 2018 Annam Lodhi

This publication is a gendered version of MMfD's earlier publication Surrendering to Silence. It focuses on the experience of the women respondents of a survey designed to map the presence of and elements related to self-censorship in professional and personal expression by journalists in Pakistan.

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