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Trump sues Facebook, Twitter and Google claiming censorship

WASHINGTON: Former US President Donald Trump filed lawsuits against Twitter, Facebook, and Google as well as their chief executives, alleging they unlawfully silence conservative viewpoints. The lawsuits, filed in US District Court in Miami, alleged the California-based social media platforms

Press freedom

Press freedom in Pakistan have deteriorated in recent years as the media has faced constant attacks, threats, and intimidation while performing its journalistic duties. Yet, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry make the assertion that Pakistan was “probably one of the freest

Banning books

In a repressive move, Punjab has banned the sale and printing of 100 textbooks used in private schools for having “anti-Pakistan and anti-Islamic content”. These policies have created a new debate on the creeping state-imposed censorship in the country moving

Web Monitoring System and internet censorship

Pakistan has acquired the services of a controversial Canada-based company to help build a nationwide web monitoring system, creating apprehensions that more stringent censorship and erosion of civil liberties may be on the horizon. The company Sandvine is expected to

Stifling TV anchors’ opinions

PEMRA’s latest directive to bar TV anchors from offering their opinions during talk shows is just another move to impose curbs on the media and against freedom of expression. This will give impetus to concerns about rising state-sponsored censorship. Many