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Fighting for Internet freedom on a legal front: Umar Gilani and Asad Baig challenge the legality of the news and social media blackout during ‘Faizabad Dharna’
Media Matters for Democracy mourns the passing of Pakistan’s iconic human rights activist, and our hero Asma Jahangir
Escalation in intimidation and targeting of journalists concerning; MMfD condemns manhandling of Express Tribune staffer Fawad Hasan
MMfD strongly condemns attack on journalist Taha Siddiqui: calls upon the government to urgently investigate and bring perpetrators to justice
Media Matters for Democracy, Digital Rights Foundations and Pakistan Press Foundation petitions the Senate of Pakistan to be more inclusive in consultation on ‘Journalist Safety Bill’
Media Matters for Democracy extremely concerned over PML-N’s move to suspend Twitter and broadcast news channels in Pakistan; demands immediate restoration
#MediaForTransparency: Media Matters for Democracy successfully concludes it’s data journalism training program reaching out to 45 investigative journalists in four cities
Media Matters for Democracy and Pakistan Press Foundation commemorates the International Day to End Impunity with the families of slain journalists in Karachi; participants adopt ‘Karachi Resolution’ on ending impunity for crimes against journalists
Committee to Protect Journalists, Media Matters for Democracy and Pakistan Press Foundation write a letter to Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to honour the commitments made by his party leader Nawaz Sharif to ensure pro-active protection of journalists
#JournoSafePk Alert: Attack on senior journalist Ahmed Noorani condemnable; Media Matters for Democracy urges government to bring culprits to justice
Recovery of missing journalist a welcome step; further investigations needed to bring perpetuators to justice
Media Matters for Democracy launches DigitalRightsMonitor.pk – Pakistan’s first digital rights news portal collating original news content and resources for journalists
#JournoSafePK Alert: a journalist slain in Swabi, a city in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; unions and civil-society fear a skewed investigation
#JournoSafePK Alert: Journalists in Balochistan under grave threat once again; high-time for government to deliver on its promises of protecting journalists and ending impunity
Media Matters for Democracy launches ‘From Right to Information to Journalistic Investigations’, a specialised guidebook to enable journalistic use of RTI
Media Matters for Democracy terms network shutdowns in the name of ‘maintaining law and order’ in Pakistan unconstitutional; urges the government to devise meaningful strategies to fight terrorism
Media Matters for Democracy responds to the call of protest by Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists; demands a thorough investigation of the attack on Matiullah Jan’s vehicle
Media Matters for Democracy expresses concern over an attack on Matiullah Jan’s vehicle; calls for a thorough investigation of the incident
Media Matters for Democracy under its initiative Report for Digital Rights hosts a series of orientation sessions in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad
Media Matters for Democracy launches a specialised guidebook for journalists to help them enhance their knowledge of digital rights, Internet Governance and laws that govern cyber-space in Pakistan

Event Announcements

#MediaForTransparency: Media Matters for Democracy launches a three-day, free data journalism course for journalists based in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Lahore and Karachi
Hack to Fight Online Violence: Media Matters for Democracy and Code for Pakistan to host a ‘Hackathon’ at APrIGF Bangkok to improve on ‘Muavin’
Announcing a series of digital rights and Internet governance orientations in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. Interested? Sign-up now!
‘Technological Solutions for Countering Gender Based Harassment’ – a session hosted by Media Matters for Democracy at Internet Governance Forum 2016 in Guadalajara Mexico
Media Matters for Democracy to host a joint consultation with journalists and Senators to highlight and discuss implications of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2016 on journalists and journalism
Media Matters for Democracy to commemorate World Press Freedom Day in partnership with UNESCO Pakistan, Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives and Netherlands Embassy
Media Matters for Democracy to host a Design Thinking Workshop to Finalise Muhafiz Design in Partnership with Code for Pakistan and UNESCO
Media Matters for Democracy to commemorate International Day to End Impunity and host a vigil to remember the fallen heroes of journalism in Pakistan
Register Now – Digital Security Training for women journalists and bloggers in Islamabad