Dear all, Happy New Year and hoping you are well.
I wanted to share few of our recently released reports on the list. Our research report titled “Online Participation of Female Politicians In Pakistan's General Elections 2018” observed that harassment of female politicians was qualitatively and quantitatively gendered. Furthermore, the report monitors online misinformation and political advertisements. We also make recommendations for the ECP and political parties to ensure that social media is regulated in line with freedom of expression. The research report can be accessed here: https://digitalrightsfoundation.pk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Booklet-Elections-Web-low.pdf . December also saw the cyber harassment helpline completing two years of operations. In its bi-annual report, “Cyber Harassment Helpline: Two Year Report, December 2016 - November 2018”, we report that the helpline received 2302 complaints from December 1, 2016, till November 30, 2018, with an average of 91 calls each month. 59% of the calls at the Helpline were by women, whereas 41% of the callers were men. Additionally, Facebook is the most widely used platform in Pakistan, which is reflected in the fact that 29% of the helpline callers experienced harassment there. The report can be accessed here: https://digitalrightsfoundation.pk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Booklet-Helpline.pdf . DRF also released its study documenting the experiences of Pakistani women with online harassment during the 16 days of Activism Campaign. These case studies capture the experience of Pakistani women in digital spaces and puts forward recommendations based on these lived experiences. These cases highlight the seriousness of online violence against young women from all walks of life. Click here <https://digitalrightsfoundation.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=16b46259b46fb4782bc8cfd87&id=7fa22c870d&e=32b0d02748> to download the report. The reports have been covered extensively in the media (both electronic and print): Dawn: https://www.dawn.com/news/1450158. The Express Tribune: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1862432/1-report-online-harassment-female-politicians-likely-face-objectifying-comments-online/ . Hum News: https://www.facebook.com/DigitalRightsFoundation/videos/349136435883399/. GEO TV: https://www.facebook.com/150002775140293/posts/1224078057732754/. The reports have been covered extensively in the media (both electronic and print): Dawn: https://www.dawn.com/news/1450158. The Express Tribune: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1862432/1-report-online-harassment-female-politicians-likely-face-objectifying-comments-online/ . Hum News: https://www.facebook.com/DigitalRightsFoundation/videos/349136435883399/. GEO TV: https://www.facebook.com/150002775140293/posts/1224078057732754/. The Nation: https://nation.com.pk/02-Jan-2019/improving-reporting-mechanism-of-online-violence-proposed . The News International: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/413615-harassment-helpline-r <https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/413615-harassment-helpline-received-2-302-complaints-during-2-years> -- Best, Nighat Dad Executive Director Digital Rights Foundation PGP: 386F2A5F Fingerprint: 73C2 8F10 60D4 6553 0BFA D174 8AA1 226F 386F 2A5F Office Number: +92-42-35852180 DRF: Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/DigitalRightsFoundation/> | Twitter <https://twitter.com/nighatdad> | Website <http://digitalrightsfoundation.pk/> Hamara Internet: Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/HamaraInternet/> | Twitter <https://twitter.com/hamarainternet> | Website <http://www.hamarainternet.org/> Cyber Harassment Helpline: 0800-39393 <http://0800-39393/> Subscribe <http://digitalrightsfoundation.us14.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=16b46259b46fb4782bc8cfd87&id=15b4b2a99f> to DRF Newsletter
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