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Pakistan: Draft computer crimes law violates human rights

alt informationPakistan's draft computer crimes law is the latest example of vaguely worded legal frameworks that have severe implications for freedom of expression in the country, Nighat Dad writes

Pakistan’s media targets women in pursuit of ratings

TARGET – Episode No.190 by aajnews Pakistan’s media has become increasingly powerful in the decade and a half since then-president Pervez Musharraf eased restrictions on new TV channels. The move sparked a boom in channels that hasn’t slowed and has encouraged the pursuit of ratings and viewers. The crowded broadcast media market has driven the […]

2013: A deadly year for Pakistan’s internet freedom

alt informationWhile 2013 delivered a milestone transfer of government in Pakistan, the year brought despair and hopelessness to the country's growing ranks of netizens, Nighat Dad writes