Meeting with Ministry of Human Rights:
The DRF team, along with the Coalition For Women In Journalism (CFWIJ) met with the Minister of Human Rights, Shireen Mizari, to discuss online harassment and disinformation campaigns against journalists in Pakistan on 11 July 2019. The Minister was briefed on threats faced by journalists in online spaces and urged the Minister to take concrete steps to tackle them. The honourable Minister assured the delegation that steps will be taken soon, particularly in the form of a journalist safety bill. Click here to read more details about the meeting.
Training with the FIA:
DRF conducted a training on gender sensitisation and online harassment with the National Response Centre for Cyber Crime (NR3C) of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on 3 October 2019 with 35 sub-inspectors. The training is part of a larger series of workshops we plan to conduct with LEAs to build their capacity, build trust and engage with public institutions.
Online Safety Training for Journalists
In recent years we at DRF have witnessed that journalists and activists are now more concerned about secure communications after the revelation of increased use of surveillance technologies in Pakistan. To cater to this need we provide trainings and workshops for media houses, independent journalists & bloggers.
Safe Online Spaces for Women in Pakistan
Women in Pakistan are the most frequent victims of cyber harassment. We provide trainings to ensure that they are aware of the risks involved and can use the internet without the fear of being constantly harassed.
Online Safety for Human Rights Defenders and Advocacy Organisation
Digital Rights Foundation conducts basic digital safety trainings to educate human rights activists and journalists around the country on how to secure their online presence, safe storage of information, communications security and tactics for prevention of cyber-harassment and to avoid digital surveillance.