Blocked, Denied, Censored: 15,756

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For Immediate Release   Blocked, Denied, Censored: 15,756 Karachi: As an organization focused on policy making and implementation we urge the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to make public the list of websites it has blocked thus far and discontinue unconstitutional ad hoc blocking of websites. While responding to a suo moto notice by the Chief Justice of Pakistan, the […]

PTA’s alleged persistent pursuit of a URL filtration and blocking system is not acceptable

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For Immediate Release   PTA’s  apparent persistent pursuit of a URL filtration and blocking system is not acceptable Contact: Sana Saleem – Bolo Bhi Email: sana@bolobhi.org Please note that this is an unconfirmed report but from a reliable source, we are following the situation and will be publishing confirmed reports immediately.  Karachi 20th June 2012:  We received information from […]

Google Committed To Internet Freedom In Pakistan

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Google Committed To Internet Freedom In Pakistan Contact: Sana Saleem CEO – Bolo Bhi Email: sana@bolobhi.org KARACHI June 16:  On Thursday June’14th, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt along with Jared Cohen, Director Google Ideas, hosted a dinner at Serena Hotel, Islamabad, to discuss the use of technology for political, economic and social change in Pakistan. We would like to extend our gratitude […]

E-Crime Bill: Exclusion Of Civil Society Not Acceptable

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For Immediate Release   E-Crime Bill:  Exclusion Of Civil Society Not Acceptable  Contact: Sana Saleem CEO – Bolo Bhi Email: sana@bolobhi.org KARACHI June 7:  Bolo Bhi, a rights based organization for advocacy, policy and research  expresses grave concerns regarding  the exclusion of Civil Society Groups from discussion on Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2010. We have learnt that a meeting was scheduled by the […]

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Roundtable Discussion on Internet Policy & Law At LUMS

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REPORT Lahore University of Management Sciences recently launched Research Initiative on Internet and Society. As a part of the Internet and Society, Bolo Bhi was invited to participate at the roundtable discussion on Internet Policy and Law. The Roundtable was moderated by Dr. Ali Qazilbash, Chair of the Department of Law and Policy, and Dr. Adil Najam, Vice Chancellor LUMS. […]

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Adopt A School: Help Master Ayub

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Master Ayub has been teaching unprivileged children for over a decade.  In an open air classroom in a park in Sector F-6, he teaches over 200 children free of cost. Most of the students are street-children working at nearby restaurants. As part of our empowerment project, we want to make Master Ayub’s school sustainable, by […]

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Access now calls for an end to Pakistan’s firewall: 20 million silenced

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Access, global movement for digital freedom, have launched a campaign to pressure international companies not to bid for Pakistan’s pending firewall. Our partners, in the campaign, Business Human Rights Resource Centre , were able to get four international companies to commit not to apply for government’s proposal for a URL filtering and blocking system. However, we […]

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Timeline: Campaign against Internet Censorship in Pakistan

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[<a href=”http://storify.com/sanasaleem/pakistan-campaign-against-internet-censorship-in-p” target=”_blank”>View the story “Pakistan:Campaign against Internet Censorship in Pakistan” on Storify</a>] As we continue the campaign against internet censorship, we feel it is crucial to inform  supporters in order to maintain momentum. Civil society groups both within and outside Pakistan have been working collectively against the impending internet censorship in Pakistan. Bushra Gohar, […]

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The debate: What is free internet? Who decides what can be filtered?

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Efforts have been made by governments around the world, both authoritarian and democratic, to shut down Web sites, silence bloggers, filter out certain words or censor negative information.In order to highlight the diverse opinions on internet regulations and the concept of ‘Free Internet’ we will be publishing a wide range of opinions to get the debate going. […]