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In recent years, the apex courts have stepped in to stop harassment and intimidation of journalists at the hands of the Federal Investigation Agency which on several occasions has arrested or interrogated journalists on the pretext of cybercrime cases lodged against them at the behest of the government and agencies.
South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), has condemned the arrest of journalist Shahid Aslam in connection with leaks of the tax record of former army chief General Qamar Bajwa (retired).
"Each time someone used their phone, I felt as if they would be coming across my pictures. I would overthink these things and could not sleep properly." The story of Areej a survivor of digital violence whose pictures and videos were leaked by someone who she considered a close friend.
This report is part of Voicepk.net’s series Against Gender-Based Digital Violence and was made through the support of the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (#CFLI).
Mere hours after Imran Khan's ouster, the FIA sprang into action against internet activists. Azhar Mashwani claims that the people arrested for allegedly running anti-Army propaganda have yet to be produced in court.
A senior official of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) was issued a show-cause notice on Monday by the Islamabad High Court over exceeding authority during a raid on media owner Mohsin Baig’s residence in Islamabad on February 16.
Media owner Mohsin Baig was arrested on Friday from his residence in Islamabad in connection with a cyber defamation case filed by Federal Minister Murad Saeed
Former PEMRA chair Absar Alam talks about the unseen forces targeting journalists
Journalists held a protest demonstration to call for withdrawal of cases against Amir Mir & Imran Shafqat
President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary-General Nasir Zaidi said now it was clear that the incumbent government was bent upon denying the freedom of speech and press and could not face criticism, which was a hallmark of transparency and accountability
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