Right to information

Right to informationThere are two factors that directly change the perception of an individual in a given society: the environment and their relativity to it in terms of dignity, quality of life and sense of responsibility. Unless it is realised, a healthy democracy cannot take shape. There is, however, a constant tussle between the wants of humans […]

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Pakistan: Draft Cybercrime Law Undermines Freedom of Expression

In early 2014, Pakistan’s Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication introduced a draft cybercrime ordinance, the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act. At the time, human rights advocates, including the Centre … Read More

Journalists under siege from threats, killings

LONDON: In Pakistan, journalists live under the constant threat of killings, harassment and other violence from all sides, including intelligence services, political parties and armed groups, Amnesty International said in … Read More

Senate body on human rights for unblocking ‘YouTube’

Senate body on human rights for unblocking ‘YouTube’Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights on Friday recommended unblocking of ‘YouTube’, a social website blocked since a blasphemous movie “Innocence of Muslims” was uploaded on the website. The committee was of the view that political decision should be taken to unblock the YouTube. Blasphemous material is still present on the social website, proving that […]

Press Council of Pakistan, Women’s Empowerment Group sign accord promoting media ethics on portrayal of women

KARACHI: Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) and Women’s Empowerment Group (WEG) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to become strategic partners to collaborate on interventions on social development and media … Read More