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.
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.
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.
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.
This research has been conducted to help different stakeholders understand how the corporate sector is currently responding to its data protection responsibilities in Pakistan.
This study presents a brief overview of the implementation of Pakistan's Prevention of Electronic Crime Act.
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.
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.
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.
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.