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Posts tagged "Digital Rights Foundation"

‘Nobody can be a social justice warrior on an empty stomach’

The Digital Rights Foundation marks World Free Press Day

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May 3, 2019


Facing online harassment? Pakistan law is on your side

You can call the helpline’s number 0800-39393 9am-5pm

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March 6, 2019


Journalists facing online insecurity, harassment in Pakistan: Report

KARACHI: Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) conducted a nationwide survey on the state of security of journalists to shed light on the threats and concerns journalists face online, which runs parallel to the harassment journalists face offline. This report, titled “Digital (In)Security of Journalists in Pakistan” seeks to map and understand the digital risks that journalists…

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February 2, 2018


70% women don’t post pictures online out of fear of misuse: report

A majority of the complaints the helpline received pertained to non-consensual use of information, which include pictures, videos and personal data. By Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: If you’re a woman, you’re aware of the daily struggle. Harassment is part and parcel of the daily life of women, be it the public sphere of life or online…

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December 20, 2017


Need stressed on safe online spaces for female journalists

By Farah Jamil In this digital age, it has become even easier than before to be stalked, harassed and intruded. During these times of fast digital innovation, it is important for women to assess their risks online, analyze them and browse securely. With growing privacy concerns on digital spaces, Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) sought to…

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December 2, 2017


Pakistan ranks ‘Not Free’ for sixth consecutive year in the Freedom on the Net Report

NEWS DESK: Pakistan has ranked ‘Not Free’ for the sixth consecutive year in the Freedom on the Net (FoTN) report. Freedom House released the FoTN report for the year 2017, assessing internet freedom in 65 countries and accounting for 87% of internet users worldwide. The report primarily focuses on developments that occurred between June 2016 and…

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November 17, 2017


Women harassed online find savior–Nighat Dad

LAHORE: When Pakistani social media starlet Qandeel Baloch was found strangled, a crime to which her brother proudly confessed, thousands of women posted messages denouncing her murder — only to face abuse and threats themselves. Nighat Dad, a human rights activist who founded Digital Rights Foundation, which advocates for free speech and against harassment, said…

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April 7, 2017

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