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About Nighat Dad

Nighat Dad is the Executive Director of the Digital Rights Foundation. She was one of Time Magazine's Next Generation Leaders in 2015, and in 2016 became the second Pakistani to win the Atlantic Council Freedom Award. Her work revolves around digital rights, minorities, and women empowerment. She is the mastermind behind the Hamara Internet Campaign. She tweets @nighatdad

Articles by Nighat Dad

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

The dishonourable killing of a Pakistani social media celebrity

Qandeel Baloch’s murder fuelled the debate over women’s sexuality, their lives, and their deaths. Her ‘honour’ killing could bring about changes in Pakistan’s legal structure.

Playing with people’s emotions

'Every time the western media decides what to air, and who to call a terrorist, they generate a lot of debate in our country.' A leading Pakistani digital rights activist on the politics of counter-terror and surveillance.

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