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Top Seven Ways To Deal With Trolls That Are Better Than Blocking the Internet

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Mr. Mohsin Shah Nawaz Ranjhahas, the Parliamentary Secretary of Information & Broadcasting, recently made an all too popular  statement regarding social media, and problems that are common for users worldwide. Commenting on the misuse of social media by “online miscreants”, Mr. Ranjhahas said that the government would formulate a policy to deal with ‘false information’ […]

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Child Marriage Restraint Act: Is Three Years In Prison Enough?

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The Sindh Assembly unanimously passed “The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act, 2013,” into law, thereby repealing the 1929 Child Protection Act and becoming the first province to legislate on child marriages in Pakistan. Sharmila Faruqi (Pakistan’s People’s Party – PPP) presented the private Act in the Provincial Assembly. The Act fixes the age of marriage at a […]

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Letter to the German Embassy

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                                                                                                                                                                       Petra Speyrer                Consular and Legal Section German Embassy Islamabad Ramna 5, Diplomatic Enclave, Islamabad, PAKISTAN P.O. Box 1027, Islamabad, PAKISTAN Tel:  (0092-51) 227 9430 – 35 Subject: Letter to The Federal Republic of Germany’s Embassy in Pakistan: Call for Transparency, Accountability & Action Following Reports On FinFisher’s Presence […]

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Overheard in Sindh Government meeting: “We failed again? Let’s ban something!

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A popular trend in Provincial policy, banning mediums of exchange communication, has been seen and noted. It is being used to combat the ever increasing security threat in the nation. By banning means of communication, the government feels that they can control the exchange of information and planning of groups accused of terrorist activities, seeing […]

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A CEO’s Message to the Minister

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  Ms. Anusha Rahman Minister of State For Information Technology & Telecom Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom, 4th Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex, Aga Khan Road,F-5/1, Islamabad, Pakistan. Phone #: 051-9201990   Esteemed Minister, We do hope you’re receiving our messages and are looking in to resolving the issue at hand. As you’ll see in […]

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Formulating Pakistan’s Internet Policy

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The need for a clear state policy for the internet is greater today more than ever before due to the increased frequency the state has been exercising its self-appointed blanket authority in regards to the internet. Though in an ideal world a state would realise and understand the vast and dynamic nature of the internet […]

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To ban or not to ban

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“144. Power to issue order absolute at once in urgent cases of nuisance or apprehended danger. in cases where, in the opinion of a District Magistrate, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, (or of any other Executive Magistrate] specially empowered by the Provincial Government or the District Magistrate to act under this section, there is sufficient ground for proceeding […]

Youth participants pose with their mentors at the December 2010 launch of Through the Gender Lens, a handbook to help combat violence against women.

Agents of Change: Youth Tackle Gender-based Violence

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This article was originally published on the Newsline blog on January 6, 2011 Youth participants pose with their mentors at the December 2010 launch of Through the Gender Lens, a handbook to help combat violence against women.   Through the Gender Lens, a handbook – and also the culmination of a yearlong collaborative effort between […]