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Panel calls for emergency visa to journalists at risk

November 25th, 2020; BUREAU REPORT; LAHORE; A new advisory report has found that journalists face unprecedented risks to their safety around the world, calling upon Media Freedom Coalition States to States to create an emergency visa for journalists at risk as part of its recommendations.

Big tech threaten pullout saying new rules violate users’ privacy and free speech

November 20th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; In its reaction to recently notified social media rules, a coalition of big technology firms has warned of pulling out of the country saying the PTA will force social media companies to violate established human rights norms on privacy and freedom of expression.

Plea against PEMRA ban put off till Dec 16

November 19th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The Islamabad High Court has adjourned the hearing of a petition by the HRCP and PFUJ against the PEMRA’s ban on broadcasting speeches by proclaimed offenders and absconders till December 16.

COVID Watch | November 25th 2020

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According to a study conducted by the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) around seven percent or 15 million of Pakistanis have been exposed to COVID.
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Rights Watch | November 25th 2020

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A court in Karachi has set Rs 10 million bail bonds for a British national accused of uploading indecent images of his former wife on social media.
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Rights Watch | November 24th 2020

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Rights Watch | November 23rd 2020

Is Nawaz’s battle cry for salvation or civilian supremacy

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October 17th, 2020; By Munizae Jahangir; LAHORE; In an unprecedented first, Punjab’s most popular leader called out a sitting army head, Qamar Bajwa & ISI Chief General Faiz on meddling in politics, kidnapping journalists, & pressurizing the judiciary

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A candid conversation with Nisha Rao

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November 21st, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Nisha Rao transwomen in her late 20s shot to fame when she became the first most successful practicing transgender lawyer in the country. We sat down with Nisha for a candid conversation about her experiences in the legal profession.

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