Digital Rights Foundation: Fighting online harassment, one call at a time: Dunya News

Thu, 2017-09-28 00:33

In its first six months of operation, Pakistan’s first-ever online harassment hotline has handled hundreds of complaints from people experiencing threats online, Dunya News reports.

From the article: “After the murder of prominent online celebrity Qandeel Baloch last year, online rights activist Nighat Dad began working on making cyber space safe for women.

Founded by Dad, the Digital Rights Foundation established a helpline as a means to provide free consultation to callers against online harassment through a qualified support team.

The team provides specialised assistance to callers striving to help women, children, human rights defenders, and people from minority communities…Their Cyber Harassment Helpline’s six month report has indicated countless successful operations that has helped and guided many men and women. In the span of six months, the Helpline has received 763 complaints ranging from calls to emails (helpdesk) or through messages on their Facebook inbox.

Read the full article here.

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