Media Matters for Democracy 2019: A Year in Review

Published by Media Matters for Democracy, ‘2019: A Year in Review’ documents and presents some of MMFD’s achievements from 2019, and celebrates the team and their work.

Author: Sarah Zafar
Designer: Aniqa Haider

The Internet As We See It: Gendered Perceptions from Pakistan
Hostile Bytes: A Study of Online Violence Against Women Journalists

Published by Media Matters for Democracy, Hostile Bytes studies the nature and extent of online violence and targeted hate campaigns against women journalists in particular, and attempts to demonstrate the potential impact of such violence on women journalists’ professional duties.

UNSHACKLING EXPRESSION: a study on laws criminalising expression online in Asia

Published by Association for Progressive Communicate, Unshackling Expression, attempts to map laws that stand to criminalise expression online in Asia. Its a collection of country chapters contributed by APC partners and each of them detailing the local legal framework. Pakistan-chapter is contributed by Media Matters for Democracy.

Authors: Sadaf Khan & Asad Baig

Bottlenecks, incompetence and abuse of power – An Analysis of PECA’s Implementation

The report carefully analyses the implementation of the Prevention against Electronic Crimes Act (PECA), which came into force in 2016, and documents and highlights the bottlenecks and abuses of power through loopholes and weakness of Pakistan’s criminal justice system.

Authors: Salwa Rana, Sadaf Khan
Designer: Aniqa Haider

Gendering Self-Censorship: Women Journalists and the Double Bind

Produced by Media Matters for Democracy, this research publication maps the trend of self-censorship among women journalists in Pakistan and practices associated with it. Based on a survey carried out with 54 women journalists across the country, the report addresses key gaps within the censorship through a gendered lens.

Authors: Annam Lodhi, Waqas Naeem
Design: Aniqa Haider

Violence, Journalism and Elections: An Overview of Threats Against Media in Run Up to Elections 2018

Produced by Media Matters for Democracy, this research publication maps key incidents of curb on the media, and attacks on journalists in the run-up to General Elections 2018 .

Authors: Komal Mughal & Zafar Nizamani
Design: Aniqa Haider

Surrendering to Silence: an account of self-censorship among Pakistani journalists

Produced by Media Matters for Democracy, this research publication maps the trend of self-censorship in Pakistan and practices associated with it. Based on a survey carried out with 156 journalists across the country, the report addresses key gaps within the censorship debate.

Authors: Waqas Naeem, Sadaf Khan
Design: Aniqa Haider

Digital Rights in 2017: A Year in Review

Digital Rights in 2017: A Year in Review

Published on March 14, 2018

Produced by Media Matters for Democracy, this publication maps the state of digital rights, and human rights online and offline related including free expression, and documents related to landmark events in Pakistan in 2017.

Author: Talal Raza
Design: Aniqa Haider

The Internet Governance and Digital Rights Monitor: Mapping Digital Rights in Pakistan in 2017

Produced by Media Matters for Democracy, this bi-annual publication is a component of Digital Rights Monitor and maps the state of digital rights in Pakistan.

Author: Talal Raza
Design: Aniqa Haider

From Right to Information to Journalistic Investigations: A Field Guide for Journalists in Pakistan

Published by Media Matters for Democracy, this field guide seeks to take journalists through the process of accessing public data through Right to Information laws, all the way to producing data-driven investigative news stories.

Author: Waqas Naeem
Design: Aniqa Haider