Pakistan’s ‘first cyber harassment hotline’ to go live

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Islamabad, Nov 28 (IANS) The Digital Rights Foundation in Pakistan on Monday announced that it will launch the country’s first ‘cyber harassment hotline’ on December 1.

The announcement made on DRF’s Facebook page said the hotline was a “free, safe and confidential service” for victims of online harassment, which aims to provide legal advice, digital security support, psychological counselling and a referral system to victims, Dawn reported.

“It will begin its operations on Dec 1, 2016,” the DRF said, adding that the service will be available at 0800-39393.

The launch of the helpline was part of the DRF’s 16 Days of Activism initiative on Violence Against Women.



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