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Resources

Journalism in the Shadow of Violence (June 2024)

Journalism in the Shadow of Violence (June 2024)

This report is part of a series of special reports produced by Freedom Network tracking the state of media freedoms in various regions of Pakistan. It describes the current situation of media freedoms and journalists' safety in Sindh.

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Erosion of free speech: The silencing of citizens, political parties and media (May 2024)

Erosion of free speech: The silencing of citizens, political parties and media (May 2024)

This 2024 report has been produced by the civil liberties group Freedom Network and was issued ahead of World Press Freedom Day on May 3. It points to significant erosion in the parameters of general free speech and dissent in Pakistan over the past 12 months enhancing the risks for media freedoms.

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Challenges of Viability, Sustainability and Resilience of Indie Digital Journalism (February 2023)

Challenges of Viability, Sustainability and Resilience of Indie Digital Journalism (February 2023)

This is a report by the Institute for Research, Advocacy and Development (IRADA) on Pakistan's digital journalism start-ups championing public interest content, free expression, and gender inclusivity despite facing financial challenges, safety risks, disinformation pressures, and resource constraints.

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Women in Media & Digital Journalists in the Crosshairs of Threat Actors in Pakistan (April 2022)

Women in Media & Digital Journalists in the Crosshairs of Threat Actors in Pakistan (April 2022)

A report tracking violations against journalists and attacks on freedom of expression, published by Freedom Network, an award-winning Pakistan-based media rights watchdog.

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Criminalizing Online Dissent through Legal Victimization (November 2021)

Criminalizing Online Dissent through Legal Victimization (November 2021)

A research study by Freedom Network on how the Pakistani state is silencing journalists online through legal victimization. The study finds a chilling pattern has emerged in the use of the criminal defamation section of Pakistan's anti-cybercrimes law, the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA).

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Regulatory Repressions amid Pandemic: State of Digital Media Freedoms in Pakistan (October 2021)

Regulatory Repressions amid Pandemic: State of Digital Media Freedoms in Pakistan (October 2021)

A report on the state of digital media freedoms in Pakistan released by the Institute for Research, Advocacy and Development (IRADA). The report was published on the occasion of the International Internet Day, celebrated worldwide on October 29 every year.

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Stress and Coping in Journalists (September 2021)

Stress and Coping in Journalists (September 2021)

A study on the mental wellbeing of Pakistani journalists conducted by the Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ). This study is based on the findings of lead clinical psychologist Dr. Asha Bedar, a Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

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Surviving the Story (January 2018)

Surviving the Story (January 2018)

A study conducted by JournalismPakistan.com and Communications Research Strategies on the economic situation of slain journalists' families and journalists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa displaced due to security threats. Research by Myra Imran, vice president of Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) and a former vice president of National Press Club, Islamabad.

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