Prevention of Cyber Crime Act being drafted

The draft of ‘Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act of Pakistan 2014’ is being prepared for presentation in the Parliament. Although this draft law contains welcoming procedural safeguards, quite a number of provisions violate international standards on freedom of expression. Digital Rights Foundation Pakistan and International Organization working on freedom of...

Who cares for internet freedom?

By: Syed Mohammad Ali Given the exponential relevance of the internet in the dissemination of information over the past two decades, the need for internet freedom is justifiably being described as a right of freedom to information. Low literacy rates, economic disparities and poor infrastructure are commonly blamed for expansion...

Media safety protocols

No story is worth your life. Still, as Kati Marton of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) who visited Pakistan last week said in her latest blog “CPJ finds hope for press freedom in Pakistan” “… at least 46 journalists have been killed, 24 of them murdered for the ‘crime’...