Nighat Dad

Nighat Dad is the Executive Director of Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan. She is an accomplished lawyer and a human rights activist. Nighat Dad is one of the pioneers who have been campaigning around access to open internet in Pakistan and globally. She has been actively campaigning and engaging at a policy level on issues focusing on Internet Freedom, Women and technology, Digital Security and Women’s empowerment. Ms.Dad has been recently included in Next Generation Leaders List by TIME's magazine for her work on helping women fight online harassment.

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May 6, 2016

On Civil Society and Government partnerships

Effective NGO and Government coordination is important, as it can ensure that all parties are able provide each other with valuable feedback that can help them reach their mutual goals....

January 19, 2016

For Freedom, Against Surveillance: Fighting for Digital Rights In Pakistan

We are not out of the woods yet, however: there still exists an atmosphere of fear and insecurity that could still be exploited towards passing the bill, down the road. That the advocacy campaigns have slowed and even reversed its trajectory speaks to the importance of viable advocacy measures, especially in the age of the security state, where public and state sympathy to civil liberties becomes tenuous, putting democracy at risk.