Annie Zaman

The author is a journalist who worked with one of Pakistan’s leading daily “Daily Times” and Germany’s international broadcaster “Deutsche Welle”. She works as a media consultant and trainer and based in Bonn, London.

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Journalists face sedition charges under cybercrime law in Pakistan

"The alarming increase in such actions against journalists confirms that the government is bent on muzzling freedom of expression."

Activists demand end to year-long internet disruption in Myanmar's Rakhine and Chin States

In the middle of a global pandemic, access to information is even more critical than usual.

Pakistan blocks Twitter, Zoom and Periscope to curb critical voices

In mid-May, Twitter, Zoom and Persicope were either blocked or throttled across Pakistan. Activists say the move was meant to target a few web conferences on human rights issues.

Baloch journalist found dead in Sweden

In recent months, several Pakistani activists and bloggers living in Europe have claimed to have been targeted for speaking up against human rights violations in Pakistan.

Manzoor Pashteen, the young activist who challenged Pakistan's military over human rights abuses, is arrested

Manzoor Ahmad Pashteen, a young a human rights activist from South Waziristan, Pakistan, has been arrested for alleged conspiracy and sedition.

“A dangerous trend”: Pakistani journalists critical of the government and military targeted in Twitter campaign

As if threats from the authorities against press freedom in Pakistan were not  enough, online nationalist vigilantes are also on the pry against journalists.

Pashtun human rights activist detained at Islamabad airport, released after social media pressure

Gulalai Ismail is a well-known Pashtun human rights activist and founder of Seeds of Peace network.

After Facing Harassment from Authorities, Pakistani Journalist Narrowly Escapes Abduction

Taha Siddiqui is the bureau chief for WION news. He also is an avid social media user and critic of the military.

Pakistani Journalist Takes Intelligence Agency to Court Over Harassment

"Many friends have also confided tht seeing me go thru all wht i've had to has made thm self censor even more. Climate of fear persists"

Digital Activists Are Disappearing in Pakistan

At least six bloggers and digital activists have disappeared thus far in 2017. Despite being a serious human rights issue, the number of people missing in Pakistan is unknown.

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