May 06, 2021
Internet and Social Media Blackouts Are Hurting Businesses in Pakistan
By Shahid Afzal Khan
The internet offers Pakistan a path for sustainable economic growth. Government “security” policies must not get in its way.
July 30, 2020
US Diplomacy in Pakistan: The Case of the Missing Mangoes
By Adam Weinstein and Adnan Rasool
U.S. diplomacy needs to leave the conference room and engage with local populations – something European and Chinese diplomats have already mastered.
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.
August 06, 2019
Can Social Media Help Heal the Wounds of Partition?
By Iftikhar Alam
72 years after partition, migrants are using social media to reconnect with their ancestral homes.
May 16, 2019
Pakistan’s Undeclared Censorship
By Tehreem Azeem
Pakistan's media environment is under increasing control -- but some journalists are fighting back.
January 14, 2019
Pakistan’s Twitter Crackdown
By Tehreem Azeem
Why is Twitter sending notices to journalists and human rights activists in Pakistan?
March 28, 2018
The Hard Limits of Pakistan's Media Freedom
By Daud Khattak
Self-censorship out of fear might explain a near media blackout on reporting widespread Pashtun protests.
October 31, 2017
The Sorry State of Pakistan's Digital Diplomacy
By Zushan Hashmi
Despite a growing online population, Pakistan's politicians have little use for the internet.
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.
January 18, 2017
Pakistan’s Missing Activists and the State's War on Online Anonymity
By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The disappearance of prominent online voices has a chilling effect on other nonconforming bloggers.
July 26, 2016
The Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch
By Maham Javaid
What one woman's social media activism -- and her murder by her own brother -- means for Pakistan.