Women journalists demand protection from ‘vicious’ social media attacks by ‘people linked to govt’

Dawn | Aug 12, 2020 at 7:42 PM
  • A group of well-known Pakistani female journalists and commentators have sought protection against what they termed “vicious attacks” directed at them through social media, allegedly by people linked to the ruling PTI government.
  • Personal details of women journalists and analysts had been made public as part of a “well-defined and coordinated campaign” while in some cases, their pictures and videos had also been morphed.
  • The journalists’ statement also called upon the National Assembly and Senate standing committees on human rights to take notice of the threatening environment and “hold the government accountable”.