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Hearing 1: Bolo Bhi’s Petition Challenging IMCEW

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On December 12, 2014, Bolo Bhi filed a writ petition in the Islamabad High Court, challenging the legality of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for the Evaluation of Websites (IMCEW).  [More details in our press release here] The preliminary hearing was held on Monday, December 15, 2014 before Justice Athar Minallah. Bolo Bhi was represented through its legal counsel, […]

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Beating Around the Bush on YouTube – Again

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During the 16th session of the National Assembly of Pakistan on December 4, MNA Shazia Marri received a written response from the Cabinet Division to her question on the YouTube ban. Ms Marri’s question was as follows: Will the Minister In-charge of the Cabinet Division be pleased to state: (a) whether there is any proposal […]

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So What Do You Know About The YouTube Ban?

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Hey there! So you think you’re awesome, the internet generation. You’ve got your torrents figured out, know all the shortcuts to hide facebook at the sight of your boss & what’s that about pumping the best music on your ipod?   We’ve got a short quiz just for you, so what do you know about […]

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The Pakistan Penal Code and Online Content

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In April 2014, Facebook released its second transparency report. This showed that they had complied with a Pakistan government request for restriction of content on the basis of ‘criticism of the state’ in compliance with ‘local law’ (see report here). [See also Facebook Transparency Report: Since When is Criticism of the State Illegal in Pakistan] […]

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Shehri launches Coalition for Transparency And Access to Information

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On October 23, 2014, Shehri, a civil society organization, held an inaugural workshop of the Coalition for Transparency and Access to Information (C-TAI) to discuss Freedom of Information laws and the legal processes to obtain information from public bodies in Pakistan. The coalition currently consists of 22 civil society organizations – including Bolo Bhi – that […]

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Access Is My Right Survey Report

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In July 2014, Bolo Bhi launched a survey to collate the opinion of Internet users in Pakistan about their experience with their Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The aim of this survey was to gauge the quality of service consumers were getting – what they signed up for versus what they are actually getting. The below […]

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Bolo Bhi & ZABMUN 2014 Academic Partnership: Report

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The Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology Model United Nations Society (ZABMUN) was initiated in 2007 and hosted its first national conference in 2008 with 450 delegates. ZABMUN 2014 was held from October 9-12, 2014 at the Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi, and it attracted over 1500 delegates. Bolo Bhi entered into an Academic […]

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An Analysis of the Pakistan Protection Act

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The controversial Protection of Pakistan Ordinance, which had elicited an outcry from political parties and rights activists due to its draconian clauses and infringement of constitutional rights, saw the light of day after an amended version was passed by the Senate on July 1, 2014 followed by the National Assembly on July 2, 2014. Met with […]

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Hearing 1: Bolo Bhi’s Petition Challenging IMCEW

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On December 12, 2014, Bolo Bhi filed a writ petition in the Islamabad High Court, challenging the legality of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for the Evaluation of Websites (IMCEW).  [More details in our press release here] The preliminary hearing was held on Monday, December 15, 2014 before Justice Athar Minallah. Bolo Bhi was represented through its legal counsel, […]

Youtube

Beating Around the Bush on YouTube – Again

Posted · Add Comment

During the 16th session of the National Assembly of Pakistan on December 4, MNA Shazia Marri received a written response from the Cabinet Division to her question on the YouTube ban. Ms Marri’s question was as follows: Will the Minister In-charge of the Cabinet Division be pleased to state: (a) whether there is any proposal […]

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So What Do You Know About The YouTube Ban?

Posted · Add Comment

Hey there! So you think you’re awesome, the internet generation. You’ve got your torrents figured out, know all the shortcuts to hide facebook at the sight of your boss & what’s that about pumping the best music on your ipod?   We’ve got a short quiz just for you, so what do you know about […]

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The Pakistan Penal Code and Online Content

Posted · Add Comment

In April 2014, Facebook released its second transparency report. This showed that they had complied with a Pakistan government request for restriction of content on the basis of ‘criticism of the state’ in compliance with ‘local law’ (see report here). [See also Facebook Transparency Report: Since When is Criticism of the State Illegal in Pakistan] […]

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Shehri launches Coalition for Transparency And Access to Information

Posted · Add Comment

On October 23, 2014, Shehri, a civil society organization, held an inaugural workshop of the Coalition for Transparency and Access to Information (C-TAI) to discuss Freedom of Information laws and the legal processes to obtain information from public bodies in Pakistan. The coalition currently consists of 22 civil society organizations – including Bolo Bhi – that […]

internet

Access Is My Right Survey Report

Posted · Add Comment

In July 2014, Bolo Bhi launched a survey to collate the opinion of Internet users in Pakistan about their experience with their Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The aim of this survey was to gauge the quality of service consumers were getting – what they signed up for versus what they are actually getting. The below […]

BOLO BHI (2)

Bolo Bhi & ZABMUN 2014 Academic Partnership: Report

Posted · Add Comment

The Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology Model United Nations Society (ZABMUN) was initiated in 2007 and hosted its first national conference in 2008 with 450 delegates. ZABMUN 2014 was held from October 9-12, 2014 at the Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi, and it attracted over 1500 delegates. Bolo Bhi entered into an Academic […]

Scales-of-justice-2

An Analysis of the Pakistan Protection Act

Posted · Add Comment

The controversial Protection of Pakistan Ordinance, which had elicited an outcry from political parties and rights activists due to its draconian clauses and infringement of constitutional rights, saw the light of day after an amended version was passed by the Senate on July 1, 2014 followed by the National Assembly on July 2, 2014. Met with […]