Internet Censorship in Pakistan: Need for dialogue, framework and transparency

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Call to Action FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Farieha Aziz C.O.O. Bolo Bhi Email: farieha@bolobhi.org http://bolobhi.org Internet Censorship in Pakistan: Need for dialogue, framework and transparency  Press Release On Sunday, May 20, 2012, the Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT) issued directives to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to instruct all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block Twitter […]

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Twitter Banned in Pakistan

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Once again, Internet users in Pakistan have been slapped with a ban. Early in the day on May 20, 2012, Twitter users in Pakistan started encountering problems logging into their Twitter accounts. At first, Twitter was mostly inaccessible through browsers but accessible through applications on phones. It varied from one ISP to another as well as mobile […]

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Seeking freedom: The Press in Pakistan

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Presentations were staged at Aiwan-i-Sadr, on the occasion of Press Freedom Day, raising questions, about the status of our freedom. According to CPJ Pakistan has been the most dangerous place for journalists in the world, for two consecutive years. This year the UNSECO published a report saying Pakistan is the second most dangerous place. 42 […]

Pakistan: Submission to the United Nation Universal Product Review Submission

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ARTICLE 19: Global Campaign for Free Expression (ARTICLE 19) is an international, freedom of expression organisation with an observer status with ECOSOC. ARTICLE 19 has a regional office for South Asia based in Bangladesh and has been actively engaged in issues relating to freedom of expression and information in Pakistan for over 12 years. BoloBhi […]

Civil Society Calls for Action: Condemn Forced Marriage Threats & Infringing Right To Education

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For Immediate Release  Civil Society Calls for Action: Condemn Forced Marriage Threats & Infringing Right To Education Contact: Sana Saleem CEO – Bolo Bhi Email: sana@bolobhi.org KARACHI MAY 10: Bolo Bhi, a rights based organization for advocacy, policy and research has strongly condemned threats against women workers of NGOs by Maulvi Abdul Haleem, former member of […]