India protests, internet shutdowns, Ampatuan verdict, and Hong Kong’s “White Christmas”
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In a statement signed by several civil society groups and concerned individuals, the Pakistan government is urged to initiate a credible consultative process in the drafting of social media rules since the measure could have a “detrimental impact” on the country’s digital ecosystem, economy, and online expression.

In response to the omnibus bill, street protests immediately broke out in more than three dozen cities, with police arresting hundreds of protesters and physically assaulting or destroying the equipment of at least 28 journalists.

Aside from prohibiting mass gatherings, the state of emergency decree imposed a nationwide ban on publishing and broadcasting news that could incite fear.