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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
#JournoSafePK Alert: Media Matters for Democracy expresses grave concern over rising threats and attacks on journalists; demands a thorough investigation of cases and immediate arrests of perpetrators.
MMfD condemns disappearances of known writers and bloggers; demands swift action by the Government for safe and urgent recovery of the missing
Media Matters for Democracy and Code for Pakistan host a design thinking workshop with an aim to brainstorm technological solutions to counter cyber harassment and online abuse
Media Matters for Democracy hosts talks in various public and private universities to highlight key elements of the oppressive Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016
Article 19 and Media Matters for Democracy concerned about growing intimidation of free media in Pakistan
Introducing Muavin – an open source digital tool to support women facing harassment online
Muhafiz, Pakistan’s first digital threat reporting system for journalists and bloggers, goes live!
In spite of continued objections over serious human rights implications, Pakistan’s new cyber crime bill passes through. Joint Statement by Media Matters for Democracy, Bytes for All and Association for Progressive Communication
Media Matters for Democracy and the members of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists called upon the Chairman of Senate for reforms in cybercrime bill
Media Matters for Democracy meets with Senators and legislators to push for reforms in oppressive cybercrime bill; journalists walk out in protest to support MMFD’s stance
Leadership of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists and National Press Club on the call of Media Matters for Democracy took to streets to protest against cyber crimes bill; demand reforms

Event Announcements

#MediaForTransparency: Media Matters for Democracy launches a three-day, free data journalism course for journalists based in Islamabad and Rawalpindi
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