Threats to free speech in Pakistan - article

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Recent RRU Human Securities and Peace Building graduate Rhonda Gossen has had an article published on the challenges and threats to free speech in Pakistan and on the lives of activists who are pursuing human rights.

Here is an excerpt from her article:

"Last Friday, April 24, another brave activist in Pakistan, Sabeen Mahmud, who stood for human rights, was killed in Karachi.  She was shot in her car, her mother critically injured, while returning home from a talk on the silencing of activists in the Balochistan region. She was, in return, silenced herself."

Read the full article here:

Rhonda was Head of Canada’s development cooperation program based in Islamabad, Pakistan from 2010-2013. She is a senior advisor to UNDP and other UN and international organizations.

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