A new coalition has been launched in Pakistan to combat disinformation and safeguard public interest journalism against threats to its credibility, Iqbal Khattak, executive director of Freedom Network Pakistan, told Voicepk.net on Tuesday.
It is imperative to address the growing issue of Digital Violence in our increasingly technological society. The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016 (PECA) in Pakistan outlines various forms of cybercrime including cyber harassment, child pornography, and cyber stalking....
A presidential ordinance has increased the punishment of online defamation to five years while setting a six-month timeframe for concluding trials. The federal law minister claimed the amendments in cybercrime law were made to curb ‘fake news’ while the opposition, journalists and digital rights activists termed it an attempt to gag dissent.
Police Arrest Four for Allegedly Gang-Raping and Filming Minor Police in Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa have booked four people for the gang-rape and filming of a child, and extorting money from the victim's father. The father of the victim lodged a...
September 24th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE: FIA has charged journalists Aizaz Syed, Umar Cheema, Ammar Masood, Asad Ali Toor, Ihtisham Afghan, Murtaza Solangi among 49 media activists under PECA for activities ‘found detrimental against the state institutions, especially against the security forces of Pakistan’.
Multiple Kidnappings Reported in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, including Four Girls Eight people, including four girls, were kidnapped from different areas of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Unknown individuals kidnapped Atiq's brother in the Bhara Kahu area and Umar's brother Shahzad in the Lohi...
Gharidah Farooqi stands tall amidst years of cyber violence, refusing to be silenced in her fight for media freedom and women's rights.
Father kills daughter in Karachi court over marriage of choice A woman was shot and killed by her father in Karachi for wanting to marry someone of her own choosing. The incident occurred at a city court, where the victim was...
Missing 4-Year-Old Found Dead in Nearby Pond After Two Weeks   Missing child's body found in nearby pond two weeks after disappearance. Awais, 4, went missing while playing near his home in Kot Alyan on Feb 3.  Despite a search and police...
The state of digital media freedoms in Pakistan remained vulnerable to regulatory pressures and threats