Archive: The IMCEW

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December 12, 2014: Soft Copy of Petition December 29, 2014: Petition Annexure December 29, 2014: 2006 Notification: Constituting document of the IMCEW from August 29, 2006 December 29, 2014: 2012 Policy directive issued to PTA May 1, 2015: Bolo Bhi’s Rejoinder to Federal Government December 22, 2014: Court Order 15.12.14 January 20, 2015: Court Order […]

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Amendments to PECB in the National Assembly

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The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 has drawn opposition across parties. Below are amendments fielded by legislators from the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Shazia Marri’s dissent note and amendments  MQM’s amendments submitted by Syed Ali Raza Abidi and signed by other MQM legislators PTI’s amendments submitted by […]

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YouTube launches .pk domain in Pakistan

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As of January 12, 2016, a .pk version of YouTube has been launched in Pakistan. This launch was announced on the Google Asia Pacific blog, and is part of a three-country launch: Sri Lanka, Nepal and Pakistan. What is the specific nature of the agreement reached between the government of Pakistan and Google/YouTube to enable […]

Bolo Bhi Year In Review: 2015

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In 2015, Bolo Bhi worked on stopping the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (2015) from being passed into law in its current form; worked on gender issues including acid attacks; continued the oral history of the women’s movement in Pakistan; conducted digital security trainings with educational institutions and organizations; hearings on Bolo Bhi’s case challenging […]

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Archive: Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015

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PECB as approved by NA Standing Committee on IT – September 2015 Major Concerns Regarding Privacy & Expression – 2 pager by Bolo Bhi Brief Report on PECB: Analysis of bill, concerns and international context by Bolo Bhi  Amendments to PECB in the National Assembly Have a look at everything we have written and submitted to date […]

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Stop PECB: Write to Speaker, National Assembly

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Citizens of Pakistan have grave concerns regarding the government’s proposed Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill. Despite reservations that have been raised at public forums, in the media and sent in writing addressed to the Standing Committee on IT, and through members of parliament, the bill has been approved a second time by the Standing Committee […]

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Digital Security Tips at TLF & CLF

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Syed Aun Abbas Bokhari, the deputy director of NR3C (FIA’s Cyber Crime Wing), and Bolo Bhi reps Farieha Aziz and Hija Kamran, conducted separate sessions at the Teacher’s and Children’s Literature Festivals which were held from October 1 to  October 3 at the Lok Virsa Museum, Islamabad. Below is a summary of the tips provided during the […]

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JAC Calls Upon Opposition Parties & Senate to Amend PECB15

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For Immediate Release August 21, 2015: On May 3, the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on IT invited public input on the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015, in writing via email, within seven days. On May 7, collectively, 10 organizations under the umbrella of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) submitted consolidated comments and requested a meeting. […]

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Joint Action Committee Submits Legal Redraft of PECB15

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On August 11, 2015, industry groups and digital and human rights organizations, under the umbrella of the Joint Action Committee, submitted their proposed revisions on the government’s draft Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015. This was emailed to the NA Standing Committee on IT & Telecom’s secretary and will be followed up by posting hard […]