Pakistan: Media personnel beaten to prevent coverage of student protest
Recent articles in Pakistan

Digital Rights Foundation has expressed concern over the confirmation of the ‘Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Online Content (Procedure, Oversight and Safeguards), Rules’ for containing provisions that have troubling implications on privacy, free speech, and the digital economy.

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.

Bytes for All said banning the popular social media platform is “detrimental to the fundamental rights of the citizens, including the right to freedom of expression, access to information, and the economic and cultural rights of Pakistani citizens.”