This post is part of an Internet Monitor blog series interviewing Internet researchers and advocacy organizations about their work and experience with Internet content control and Internet activity around the world. In this installment, IM Intern Mary Meisenzahl talks to Nighat Dad, founder of the Pakistan-based Digital Rights Foundation. Dad discusses how her organization promotes an open Internet in Pakistan, advocates for laws that will prevent cyber-harassment, and gives women in Pakistan the tools to stay safe online.
This week in review, Internet Monitor covers Apple telling developers to remove CallKit in China, Malaysia lifts news website blocks, and the Internet Policy Observatory releases a paper on self-censorship in Kyrgyzstan.
This week, the Internet Monitor covers the Moscow protests for Internet freedom, Iran’s increased efforts to filter social media, Verizon’s flirt with net neutrality violations, and a Global Voices study on Facebook’s Free Basics.