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Portal to combat child abuse content

By Our Correspondent
March 20, 2020

Lahore :The Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) in collaboration with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) and the Global Fund to End Violence against Children is launching a portal for children’s online safety in Pakistan.

The IWF is the UK-based charity responsible for finding and removing online child abuse material. The new portal will allow people in Pakistan to anonymously report child abuse material in three different languages – English, Urdu, and Pashto.

The reports will then be assessed by trained IWF analysts in the UK. The portal will be the 33rd portal set up around the world to fight the spread of online child abuse material.

The launch of the portal was due in Pakistan and it was also to be attended by representatives from the British High Commission in Pakistan as well as the representatives from the IWF. However, following the cancellation of flights and public gatherings because of coronavirus, it was decided that the virtual launch would be the best solution.