Usama Khilji

Technology for justice

Perhaps technology can empower citizens to hold the law-enforcement system accountable. Published Oct 14, 2019 07:07am

Internet surveillance

If surveillance is to be carried out, there should at least be safeguards against abuse. Published Jul 22, 2019 06:51am

Modern grief

The obsession with capturing every moment through phones acts as a saviour. Published Mar 05, 2019 06:53am

Welcome to 1984

Efforts to control what citizens can say sound ideal in an Orwellian dystopia, but not in a democratic state. Updated Feb 16, 2019 09:19am

Data protection law

The draft law contains some welcome steps to protect personal information. Published Jan 07, 2019 07:02am

An alarming nexus

Tech companies have begun to cede to requests for censorship. Published Dec 02, 2018 07:01am

Paralysed state

It is time for tough decisions to establish the writ of the state. Published Nov 04, 2018 07:06am

Elite bias

Voting is a right, not a privilege. Published Aug 13, 2018 06:08am

Polls & social media

Social media is far more democratic than other forms of media. Published Jul 25, 2018 07:06am

Terms of debate

Criticism of state policies must not be discouraged. Published Jun 11, 2018 07:11am

Time’s up

Women using social media to speak up have received unparalleled solidarity — and astonishing backlash. Updated May 25, 2018 08:00am

Elections and the internet

Companies that profit off our data should be made to pay damages under the law. Published Apr 09, 2018 06:21am

Stirring up hatred

A smartphone app won’t stop hate speech. Published Mar 18, 2018 04:43am

Pakhtun movements for rights

It is unfortunate that mainstream media has provided less than due coverage to these movements. Published Feb 26, 2018 07:20am

Rights in manifestos

To what extent have the major political parties sought to protect fundamental rights since 2013? Updated Jun 06, 2018 04:49pm

Online predators

Children and teenagers can be especially vulnerable over the internet. Published Jan 23, 2018 06:54am

Right to know

Media blackouts give rise to rumour and panic. Published Jan 07, 2018 07:00am

Data protection and privacy

Our privacy is compromised when our personal data is stored by companies and governments. Published Dec 19, 2017 03:06am