Technology companies were hoped and expected to liberate the world and give journalism a platform to operate freely. But in Pakistan, they have become a policing tool. The behavior of the tech giants, increasingly caving in to government’s demands, and low internet penetration rates, particularly affecting vulnerable groups, lead to an environment that hardly enables journalists to do their job, according to a new report about technology, public sphere and journalism in Pakistan, released today by the Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) and Media Matters for Democracy, a policy research and advocacy think tank in Pakistan.
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