Monday, 5th December 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search

Pakistan’s digital economy faces grim future amid harsh censorship rules

Pakistani authorities imposed new restrictions on online content. Critics and content producers are worried about their negative impacts on the digital economy.

Related

12 Apr
Pakistan's lower legislative chamber has been dissolved after a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Imran Khan was blocked. The country will hold fresh elections in 90 days unless the Supreme Court rules otherwise.
16 Apr
Pakistan's embattled prime minister says he accepts a Supreme Court decision overturning his attempt to avoid a no-confidence vote. He insisted that Washington was behind the step to remove him from office.
12 Apr
The EU is coming to the end of a major experiment in public debate: the Conference on the Future of Europe, an eight-month-long event in which the EU invited its 450 million citizens to share their thoughts on how the bloc might reorient itself to face new challenges. What – if anything – has the conference achieved? Will true change come about? We discuss this with three guests who took part in the Conference itself.
13 Apr
While supporters praise Sharif's plans for major infrastructure projects, critics accuse him of corruption and cronyism.
18 Apr
Islamabad has issued a warning to Afghanistan's Taliban leadership, accusing it of giving shelter to militants. In turn, the Taliban claim Pakistani bombings recently killed dozens of civilians on Afghan soil.
25 Apr
The textile industry is the backbone of Pakistan's economy, accounting for 8.5 percent of its GDP. But it's also a source of major pollution, with untreated waste flowing into the groundwater and factories relying heavily on coal. Our correspondents report on the industry's impact in Faisalabad, Pakistan's main textile hub, where clothes are produced for the biggest fast fashion brands.
4 May
Russia's ranking on the World Press Freedom Index has fallen again over the Kremlin's wartime censorship of the Ukraine conflict. From Myanmar to Mexico, journalists continue to risk their lives to deliver the news.
5 May
The publication of a leaked document that could overturn a landmark abortion rights ruling in the US has sparked angry demonstrations in front of the Supreme Court. The decision would change a bedrock of American law.
5 May
Elon Musk says companies and governments might need to pay to use Twitter under his ownership, as the billionaire Tesla founder seeks more investors to cover the private financing of his $44 billion takeover deal. The US Fed gets set to hike interest rates, and soaring profits at oil companies spur a push for windfall taxes.
10 May
A select group of citizens of the EU has gathered multiple times since last May to discuss what the bloc should look like in the years ahead. But implementing some of the ideas would mean overhauling how the EU works.
12 May
French President Emmanuel Macron and Commission President Ursula von der Leyen voiced support for rewriting the bloc's treaties during a conference on the EU's future that was dominated by the war in Ukraine.
11 May
Enter the twilight of the world's longest reign. The 96-year-old Queen Elizabeth II missed what is arguably the highlight of any British monarch's calendar: the reading of the government's parliamentary program instead delivered by her son, the crown prince. The importance is mostly symbolic, since the Queen's Speech is written by the prime minister. However the optics of the exercise beget the question: what United Kingdom will Charles inherit?