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Elections and the Internet

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The advent of the internet in our daily lives over the past two decades has been celebrated, especially for advancing democracy and exercising rights. It has become a tool for exercising expression, for connecting with others, and accessing a vast amount of information in very little time. At the same time, we must constantly remind […]

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Stirring Up Hatred

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The definition of hate speech is contested and controversial, especially in relation to trampling on free speech. What is important is to consider the context of each society’s dynamics, and observe the dangers different types of speech can pose to be able to draw lines between hate speech and free speech. However, in our context, […]

Bolo Bhi Year in Review: 2017

Bolo Bhi Year in Review: 2017

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In 2017, Bolo Bhi worked on monitoring the implementation of PECA (2016); held and participated in policy meetings and round-tables; continued the IMCEW case in the Islamabad High Court; published a research paper and undertook several smaller research projects to be completed in the following year; conducted digital security workshops; and engaged heavily with the […]

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Bolo Bhi’s Written Submission in IHC case

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On November 20, 2017, Bolo Bhi submitted written arguments in its ongoing case challenging the Federation of Pakistan and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s (PTA) powers to issue directions and block content on the Internet. In December 2014, Bolo Bhi filed a petition before the Islamabad High Court challenging the legality and constitutionality of the Inter-Ministerial […]

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Digital Security Workshops held for under training journalists in Islamabad

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18th October 2017 – Bolo Bhi conducted 3 digital security workshops at the Mass Communication Department of the School of Social Sciences at NUST this week in Islamabad. The sessions were specifically designed to train future journalists in strategies to improve their digital security, including mobile phones, computers, and online communications. The workshops were attended […]

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International RTI Day: Bolo Bhi’s work utilising the Right to Information

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September 28 marks the International Right to Information Day. The free flow of information is an integral facet of a democratic society as it allows for an informed citizenry with the capacity to effectively monitor the introduction and implementation of legislation; providing checks and balances against corruption, and the misuse and abuse of statutory and […]

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Summary: Senate Standing Committee on IT’s subcommittee meetings on PECB

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Below is a summary of the discussion and outcomes of the two meetings held on June 29 and 30 by the Senate Standing Committee on IT’s subcommittee, tasked to review the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill. The meetings were chaired by Senator Osman Saifullah Khan. These were attended by Senators, representatives from Ministry or Law and Ministry of […]

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PECB: Comparison of April’15, Sept’15 and Apr’16 versions

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On April 13, 2016, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill. Take a look at our comparison of the April 2015, September 2015 and April 2016 versions of the bill here. PECB Comparison New by Bolo Bhi Download September 2015 version here: Download April 2016 version here: Take a look […]

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Opposition Comments on PECB

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The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (PECB), after being passed by the National Assembly of Pakistan on April 13, 2016, has now moved to the Senate. It is on tomorrow’s (May 17, 2016) Orders of the Day. We take a look at the commitments by those in opposition, to stop this bill from passing in its current […]