March 04, 2022
Amendment to Pakistan’s Cybercrime Law Sparks Outrage From Free Speech Defenders
By Waleed Tariq
Pakistan’s prime minister said the changes, which include harsher punishments and less rights for the accused, are necessary to fight “fake news.”
July 13, 2021
Activists in Balochistan Face a New Threat: Cyber Harassment
By Arbaz Shah
Women are especially vulnerable to online harassment and defamation, despite laws in place to protect against such crimes.
October 27, 2020
Toothless and Terrified: The State of Pakistan’s Media
By Niha Dagia and Niha Dagia
Journalism in Pakistan has never been easy, but the current environment is particularly dangerous.
October 21, 2020
Silent Battles: How Pakistani Women Counter Harassment in Cyberspace
By Allia Bukhari
“Unless these issues are addressed in the real world, they will continue to exist and increase in the online world.”
June 06, 2020
The Cyber Threat Facing Pakistan
By Muhammad Abdul Qadeer
The threat of Indian cyberattacks against Pakistan becomes more serious given India’s growing cybersecurity cooperation with Israel.
March 11, 2020
Pakistan’s Government and Military Are Crushing Dissent on Social Media
By Abdul Rehman
New social media regulations are just the latest tool used to criminalize dissenting online speech.
July 12, 2017
Pakistan Silences Its Critics
By Umer Ali
Criticizing the military, in print or social media, is increasingly dangerous in Pakistan.
February 25, 2017
Pakistan's Assault on Digital Rights
By Matthew Marcus
Last year's Cyber Crimes Bill could be used as a tool to silence free speech in the digital space.