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Pakistanis Demand #JusticeForZainab, 7-Year-Old Raped and Murdered in Kasur

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 05:00:35 +0000

"12 young girls, have been raped and murdered in the last one year...Failure of Pakistan’s 'Criminal Justice System' lies at the root of this public anger."


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After Facing Harassment from Authorities, Pakistani Journalist Narrowly Escapes Abduction

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:54:53 +0000

Taha Siddiqui is the bureau chief for WION news. He also is an avid social media user and critic of the military.


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From Internet Blackouts to Violent Attacks, South Asia Saw New Threats to Free Expression Online in 2017

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 17:42:11 +0000

In 2017, South Asian countries faced growing challenges in the field of internet freedom, censorship, and freedom of expression.


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Amidst the Advent Season, Church Blast Leaves Nine Dead and Several Injured in Quetta, Pakistan

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 18:47:13 +0000

On December 17, 2017, the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church, in Quetta, Pakistan was attacked, leaving nine dead and more than 50 injured.


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Pakistan's Digital Rights Foundation Launches Online Safety Network for Journalists

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 22:07:14 +0000

Last week, Digital Rights Foundation, a not-for-profit working on digital rights in Pakistan, launched the “Network for Journalists for Digital Rights.” The network seeks to help journalists keep safe while working online by providing them with resources and training. The network is seeking news members in order to ensure that reporters across...


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#FindRaza: Social Media Campaign Launched for the Safe Return of Pakistani Human Rights Activist

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:22:42 +0000

Human rights activist Raza Mehmood Khan, who was working to build peace between Pakistan and India, went missing after he was last spotted at an event in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.


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Art and Music Festival Brings Joy to Islamabad

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:53:29 +0000

After a month of tense street protests in Islamabad, an arts festival restores the spirits of its residents.


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Female-Run Restaurant Bends Back Social Barriers in Pakistan's Quetta

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 05:16:14 +0000

"Years ago, women’s lives were limited to the four walls of the house in Hazara Town, but it is no longer the case now."


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What Are We Saying Differently in Our Coverage of Pakistan?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:00:32 +0000

Comparing how Pakistan is covered in media outlets within the country, the United States, and Global Voices.


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She Dared to Say Pakistan’s Most Popular Politician Harassed Her. Then Came the Abuse.

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 03:14:37 +0000

"I wish someone would throw acid on Gulalai's face". The smear campaign against the female tribal politician has been especially fierce on Twitter.


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Can Facebook Connect the Next Billion?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:40:22 +0000

New research by Global Voices tech and digital rights experts in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines exposes the ups and downs of Facebook's "Free Basics" app.


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The Death of a Sanitary Worker in Pakistan

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 05:29:23 +0000

"This incident hits at my identities as a humanitarian, a global public health advocate, a medical doctor, and a Pakistani minority."


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The Alleged Spy at the Center of India and Pakistan’s Latest Row

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 16:37:54 +0000

It's a matter of life and death for ex-Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav.


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Pakistani Journalist Takes Intelligence Agency to Court Over Harassment

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 03:50:28 +0000

"Many friends have also confided tht seeing me go thru all wht i've had to has made thm self censor even more. Climate of fear persists"


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In Face of Government and Military Pressure, This Pakistani Newspaper Stood Tall

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 21:54:09 +0000

An explosive news story has resulted in several government officials losing their jobs and a newspaper being intimidated, revealing Pakistani state and military officials' limited regard for press freedom.


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