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Mis/disinformation in Pakistan's media landscape

Mis/disinformation in Pakistan’s media landscape

What is fake news? Is the state worried about social media? How is media transforming to keep up an information influx? Join Ramsha Jahangir, Nighat Dad and Matiullah Jan, with host Usama Khilji, as they discuss disinformation trends and narrative-building in Pakistan.
AIC expresses alarm over regressed social media rules

AIC expresses alarm over ‘regressed’ social media rules

The AIC on Monday published a statement expressing its regret that the latest draft of the Government's social media rules retains its most problematic provisions even after consultations with relevant stakeholders.

Rights Watch | 31st March 2021

Police on Tuesday arrested a man for abducting and raping a twelve-year-old girl in his home in the jurisdiction of the Jand police station in Attock. A case was registered after a medical examination confirmed sexual assault. For more news on human rights abuses in Pakistan, keep reading.

IHC asks PTA to consult stakeholders over social media rules

December 19th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has directed Pakistan Telecommunication Authority's (PTA) to hold a meaningful dialogue with all stakeholders over the newly-introduced social media rules in the country.

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.

Big tech reiterates concern over social media rules

October 24th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; Big technology firms reiterate objections to the recently ratified social media rules saying the lack of transparency in its formulation was causing international companies to re-evaluate willingness to operate in the country.