Posted by | October 19, 2020
Episode 19: Gender Justice – Sexual violence, medico-legal procedures, police and judicial reform

Participant: Omar Maniar is a rule of law and legal empowerment practitioner with experience of working across Sindh and Punjab on the legal empowerment of vulnerable groups, including women, children,...

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Posted by | October 15, 2020
The Silencing Act

“Women are harassed and so we must introduce a law to protect them,” went the PML-N narrative in favour of enacting the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA), 2016. This line...

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Posted by | October 14, 2020
Episode 18: Ban on TikTok

Participant: Mubariz Siddiqui General Counsel, Sarmayacar Mubariz is a legal practitioner with extensive experience working with tech startups, VCs, and angel investors in Pakistan. He has represented various startups and...

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Posted by | October 14, 2020
Episode 17: Disinformation – A Perspective from Brazil

Participant: Heloisa Massaro - head of research on Information and Politics at InternetLab. She is a Master of Laws student in Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law at the University of...

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Posted by | October 14, 2020
Episode 16: Public hangings and chemical castration for rapists: Why is the response to the gang rape hysterical, insincere and self-laudatory?

Participants: Dr. Asha Bedar - Clinical psychologist whose work focuses on issues of gender and violence against women and children Sarah Zaman - Feminist activist and researcher, who focuses on...

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Posted by | October 14, 2020
Episode 15: RAPE – Reactions, socio-cultural attitudes, psychological impact, laws and procedures

Participants: Dr. Asha Bedar - clinical psychologist whose work focuses on issues of gender and violence against women and children Sarah Zaman - feminist activist and researcher, who focuses on...

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Posted by | October 14, 2020
Episode 14: Legislate, Criminalise, Regulate

Participants: Reema Omer is a legal advisor with the International Commission of Jurists Sara Malkani is an advocate of the High Court Summary: Narratives in favour of enacting legislation, criminalising...

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Posted by | October 13, 2020
Episode 13: Online Harassment and Attacks on women in media

Participants: Mehmal Sarfraz - Journalist and Co-Founder, The Current Ramsha Jahangir - Award-Winning Journalist, covers Technology and Human Rights Tanzeela Mazhar - Journalist/TV anchor and Co-Founder, Women in Media Alliance...

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Posted by | October 13, 2020
Episode 12: weaponisation of “fake news”

Participants: Dr. Courtney Radsh -  Advocacy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Jason Pielemeier - Policy Director, Global Network Initiative (GNI) Summary: We discuss the weaponisation of "fake news" by...

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Posted by | October 13, 2020
Episode 11: Balancing Rights

Participants:  Sara Malkani - Advocate of the High Court Asad Jamal - Lahore-based lawyer   Summary: The discussion revolves around the Punjab Tahaffuz-e-Bunyaad-e-Islam Act 2020, freedom of speech and due...

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