Rabia Mehmood

Rabia Mehmood

Rabia Mehmood is an independent journalist and researcher based out of Pakistan, with interest in religious persecution, gender and human rights. She is a contributing editor with Tanqeed, and was the 2010 IWMF Neuffer Fellow at MIT.

Pakistan

What were the protests in Pakistan about?

Pakistan government and military have allowed religious hardliners to win a case in favour of bigotry.

What were the protests in Pakistan about?

Women's Rights

The harassment tweet that outraged Pakistan

Why Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's tweet reporting harassment against her sister caused such a vicious online backlash.

The harassment tweet that outraged Pakistan

Asia

Pakistan's violent cyberspace: No place for dissent

The online war against the abducted four bloggers and an activist in Pakistan continues.

Pakistan's violent cyberspace: No place for dissent

Human Rights

Bigotry against Ahmadis, a constant in Pakistan

It is an established truth that Pakistan is not good to its citizens who do not practise mainstream faith.

Bigotry against Ahmadis, a constant in Pakistan

Human Rights

The killing of Qandeel Baloch: Honour meets technology

Irrespective of whether offline violence affects the online or vice versa, both mirror and strengthen each other.

The killing of Qandeel Baloch: Honour meets technology

Human Rights

The neverending plight of Christians in Pakistan

Christians are not only "soft targets" for the militancy, but also victims of socioeconomic and political exclusion.

The neverending plight of Christians in Pakistan

Human Rights

Pakistan's honour killing epidemic

The stoning of Farzana Parveen provoked media attention, but cases like hers rarely lead to perpetrators' imprisonment.

Pakistan's honour killing epidemic

Politics

Journalism in Pakistan, a threatened existence

Journalists in Pakistan face threats and violent attacks while trying to report on sensitive subjects.

Journalism in Pakistan, a threatened existence