Talal Raza

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Talal Raza is a Project Manager at Media Matters for Democracy, as well as a political researcher and digital rights activist.

Over the period of five years, Talal Raza has worked with renowned media organisations and NGOs including The Nation, Geo News, International Research and Exchanges Board, United States Institute of Peace and Privacy International. In the past, he has worked on various policy issues including terrorism, cyber terrorism, digital rights and local bodies system. Talal recently completed his MPhil in Peace and Conflict Studies from National Defence University and also holds Bachelors in journalism from University of the Punjab. He has expertise in peace building, internet governance and digital rights. At Media Matters for Democracy Talal is spearheading an initiative which aims to politicise and bring in the mainstream the digital rights issues that often stay under media’s radar. Titled ‘Media for Progressive Internet Governance and Digital Rights’, this initiative aims to both, produce and curate exclusive news stories and related content to assist and help journalists in producing a more nuanced journalistic content with a focus on digital rights and implications on people’s fundamental rights. News content produced under this initiative will be hosted at digitalrightsmonitor.pk