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Stories about Pakistan

12 September 2018

Pakistan government's pro-minority stance questioned as Ahmadi economist's appointment is revoked

The appointment of Ahmadi Muslim economist Dr. Atif Mian to a government Council sparked a social media smear campaign, and right-wing religious parties threatened nationwide protests.

29 August 2018

The ‘Khan Meter’ will assess the new Pakistani prime minister's performance

"It’s time to start monitoring our government, discuss where they went wrong as well as appreciate what they did right. It helps us think logically about the new government’s performance..."

25 July 2018

Social media users are trying to combat harassment in Pakistan — but will state institutions do their part?

Advox

Aimal Khan's arrest following public outcry on social media is a good sign. But will justice prevail?

20 July 2018

Media censorship rises as the general elections draw near in Pakistan

Advox

Election speeches have been banned with the objective of preventing broadcast media from airing "derogatory" and "defamatory" content.

11 July 2018

What's happened to digital rights over the past seven years? 300 editions of the Netizen Report will tell you

Advox

This week, we're looking back at seven years of covering global digital rights news in celebration of our 300th edition!

10 July 2018

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter set to return to Pakistan to appeal corruption convictions

"This judgment is a major development in the war against corruption, and every corrupt must be brought to the book who has robbed the country."

28 June 2018

With elections approaching, Pakistani journalists and activists face rising risk of assault, abduction

Advox

This election will mark the second time a democratic transition of power will occur in the country's history.

15 June 2018

Research reveals malicious digital campaign against Pakistani human rights defenders

Advox

The Amnesty International report reveals that a network of social media fake accounts are used to infiltrate the activists communities in Pakistan.

25 May 2018

Sabika Sheikh, the Pakistani student slain in US school shooting, had wanted to bridge the two countries

"...she said...'I want to learn the American culture and I want America to learn the Pakistan culture and I want us to come together and unite,'" her host mother recalled.

17 May 2018

Pakistan Chief Justice's notice produces some hope for Hazara protections

"Finally voice of Hazara people heard. Army chief gives assurance of security and safety. Chief Justice takes notice of the killing of Hazara. Took us several years. Extremely shameful."

12 May 2018

Despite support for the #MeToo movement in Pakistan, a culture of silence still prevails

"There must be consequences for those who choose to abuse and not to comply... We say to the women who are speaking up: we hear you, we are with you."

5 May 2018

Hazara women end hunger strike against targeted killings after Pakistan army chief agrees to talks

"We demand that the Chief of Army Staff...must come to Quetta dressed as a civilian and listen to the cries of the 3,000 widows and 10,000 orphans"

3 May 2018

Netizen Report: In Afghanistan and Pakistan, journalists honor slain colleagues on World Press Freedom Day

Advox

We dedicate this edition to journalists who have been threatened or killed this year, in honor of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2018.

30 April 2018

Media censorship surrounds the Pashtun rights movement in Pakistan

Advox

"There was complete media blackout. But journalists were there [to] tell the story [through] social media. Self censorship sign of oppression"

18 April 2018

Pakistan's under-threat minorities have found their voice. But will the state listen?

The Bridge

"I cried today after seeing this post. It is the seventh day of a sit-in in Quetta against unlawful terrorism...and yet nothing has changed."

17 April 2018

Brexit and bias? The framing of immigrants in the media

NewsFrames

Is there something in the topic of Brexit that disinformation efforts can take advantage of? What perspectives might a high-level, data-driven analysis of Brexit news provide?

12 April 2018

#GirlsOnBikes: Women Ride Bicycles To Reclaim Public Spaces in Pakistan

"We wish to encourage each other to participate in this collective movement to assert our right to navigate public spaces on our own terms."

1 April 2018

Marvia Malik, Pakistan's First Transgender Newscaster, Wants to Change Societal Attitudes Toward Her Community

"...there’s nothing we can’t do; we’re educated, have degrees, but no opportunities, no encouragement. This is what I want to change."

11 March 2018

Aurat March (Woman March) Marks Resistance Against Misogyny in Pakistan

"There is a lot of anger that is finally releasing and this march was a way to direct that anger somewhere for something powerful and beautiful."

20 February 2018

#MehfoozBachpan: Pakistani Activists Demand Policy to Safeguard Children from Sexual Abuse in 2018 Elections

"Protected childhood is a collective dream, each of us is responsible for our children...We will vote for protected childhood in next election."

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