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Archive: YouTube Ban

Submissions Before Lahore High Court

April, 2013: Submissions to court made by Farieha Aziz (amicus) from April to July, 2013 (policy and technology perspectives)

June 9, 2013: Submission by Khurram Zafar (amicus) on home-based blocking vs state blocking

July 4, 2013: Google’s letter to court

July 25, 2013: PTA’s submission to court

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

July 25, 2013: Joint submission by Farieha Aziz and Khurram Zafar (amici)

August 2, 2013: Bolo Bhi’s submission to court on educational value of content available on YouTube

Part 1| Part 2: Toffee TV | Salman Ansari | Imtiaz Noor | Muhammad Ismail

May 13, 2014: Submission to court by Bolo Bhi

May 15, 2014: Submission to court by technical experts and MoIT

MoITT’s Report | Experts Report 

Court-Orders-banner1

September 2012: Supreme Court order

July 2013: Interim order by Justice Mansoor Ali Shah

May 2014: Justice Mansoor Ali Shah and Atir Mahmood’s order 

Blogs

May 2013: Summary of hearings on April 12 and 26, 2013

December 11, 2013: Don’t Make Localization a One-Stop Shop for Censorship

March 15, 2014: Summary of hearings till September 2013

February 13, 2014: Legal brief by lawyer Babar Sattar on the illegality of the YouTube ban and actions of authorities involved, published in the All Pakistan Legal Decisions

April 13, 2014: MoIT says It Will Only Comply With Court, But Has It

September 1, 2014: Fact sheet (i.e. Policy Brief) for legislators for resolutions to lift ban on YouTube

September 19, 2014: The YouTube Ban: Where Do We Stand (final order in case + SC order)

December 5, 2014: Beating Around the Bush on YouTube Again

January 12, 2016: YouTube Launches .pk Domain 

Timelines

Bolo Bhi’s YouTube Resource Timeline

Lahore High Court: YouTube Case Updates by Bolo Bhi

Sindh High Court Website Censorship Case

Peshawar High Court YouTube Case

YouTube Ban 2012-2016

Resources

Documentary on Internet Censorship and YouTube ban: Pakistan’s Internet BANwagon

Full Interviews with Experts: Pakistan’s Internet BANwagon