ISSN(Print): 2709-6254 | ISSN(Online) : 2709-6262 | ISSN-L : 2709-6254


Government Surveillance and Freedom of Expression: Measuring Perception of University Students in Pakistan


  1. Asghar Ullah Khan
    Ph. D Scholar , Department of Communication and Media Studies , Dera Ismail Khan, KP, Pakistan
  2. Muhammad Imran Khan
    Lecturer , Department of Communication and Media Studies , Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, KP, Pakistan


In recent times, the issue of online government surveillance became significant due to use of technologies by governments to monitor online activities of its citizens. This monitoring and surveillance raised questions about the safeguard of basic human right of freedom of expression, particularly in online spaces. This research study attempts to understand the relationships between users’ perceptions about online government surveillance and freedom of expression. The data was collected through a closed-ended questionnaire from 800 students of six leading university in KPK (Pakistan). Results revealed that the government surveillance have no effect on student's online freedom of expression while using it for different purposes. These results suggest that students in Pakistan do not consider government surveillance as an issue for their online freedom of expression


Freedom of Expression (Foe), Online Government Surveillance, Users’ Perceptions


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DOI Number: 10.47205/jdss.2020(1-I)2
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