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Joint Statement from Civil Society to Technology Companies for Expanded Transparency Reports

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Joint Statement from Civil Society to Technology Companies for Expanded Transparency Reports The undersigned organizations and individuals commend the recent efforts adopted by more than 43 companies to produce transparency reports that document the numbers of content removal and data requests by government and encourage all companies that collect user data to do the same. […]

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The Upcoming PEMRA Amendment : A Step Back For Media Freedom

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The media commission report —a Commission set up by the Supreme Court of Pakistan— released in April last year, made recommendations for media reform within Pakistan. The report suggested that the government provide a framework for guidance with checks and balances upon the media keeping in mind that it doesn’t restrict freedom of the press. […]

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Pakistan’s WordPress Ban: Flip Flop Switch

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In the early hours of March 22nd, WordPress was blocked for users within Pakistan. Like with most bans concerning Internet users in Pakistan, reports began emerging as disgruntled users started reporting the issue on social media. Soon enough, multiple national and international news outlets picked up on the reports of the blockade. This comes shortly […]

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Digital Security Training with Bolo Bhi at Children’s Literature Festival

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On February 26 and 27, 2015, Bolo Bhi representatives Farieha Aziz and Ghausia Rashid Salam conducted digital security trainings at the Teachers’ Literature Festival (TLF) and the Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) in Karachi. Bolo Bhi conducted two separate digital security trainings for teachers and students. The CLF was founded by Baela Raza Jamil and co-founded […]

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Can Censorship Counter Terrorism?

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As the world continues to transition into the digital age, globally the fight against terror is being fought on more fronts than just the physical battlefield. As states attempt to balance matters of national security and a democratic way of life, the two are often presented as either-or options.  We are told we can either […]

Pakistan’s Cybercrime Bill 2015: Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Breath

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UPDATE: Bill has not been approved. Chairman NA Standing Committee on IT has formed a 4-member committee of MNAs to review and amend it within 14 days and finalize. Today, on February 4, 2015, proposed cybercrime legislation ‘Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2015′ was approved by the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information Technology. This […]

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2014: Our Year in Review

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Take a look at what Bolo Bhi worked on in 2014 Click on a title and you will be taken to the post or report you want to read, or video you want to view Bolo Bhi Year in Review- 2014 from BoloBhiSlides

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Long Story Short: Blocking on the Internet

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Here’s the long story short on blocking on the Internet: 1) Internet is a passive medium – unless you make a conscious effort to access certain content, you don’t see it 2) In rare instances when you are confronted by content you don’t want to see i.e. something appears on your Facebook or Twitter feed, […]

Joint Statement from Civil Society to Technology Companies for Expanded Transparency Reports

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Joint Statement from Civil Society to Technology Companies for Expanded Transparency Reports The undersigned organizations and individuals commend the recent efforts adopted by more than 43 companies to produce transparency reports that document the numbers of content removal and data requests by government and encourage all companies that collect user data to do the same. […]

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The Upcoming PEMRA Amendment : A Step Back For Media Freedom

Posted · Add Comment

The media commission report —a Commission set up by the Supreme Court of Pakistan— released in April last year, made recommendations for media reform within Pakistan. The report suggested that the government provide a framework for guidance with checks and balances upon the media keeping in mind that it doesn’t restrict freedom of the press. […]

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Pakistan’s WordPress Ban: Flip Flop Switch

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In the early hours of March 22nd, WordPress was blocked for users within Pakistan. Like with most bans concerning Internet users in Pakistan, reports began emerging as disgruntled users started reporting the issue on social media. Soon enough, multiple national and international news outlets picked up on the reports of the blockade. This comes shortly […]

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Digital Security Training with Bolo Bhi at Children’s Literature Festival

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On February 26 and 27, 2015, Bolo Bhi representatives Farieha Aziz and Ghausia Rashid Salam conducted digital security trainings at the Teachers’ Literature Festival (TLF) and the Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) in Karachi. Bolo Bhi conducted two separate digital security trainings for teachers and students. The CLF was founded by Baela Raza Jamil and co-founded […]

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Can Censorship Counter Terrorism?

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As the world continues to transition into the digital age, globally the fight against terror is being fought on more fronts than just the physical battlefield. As states attempt to balance matters of national security and a democratic way of life, the two are often presented as either-or options.  We are told we can either […]

Pakistan’s Cybercrime Bill 2015: Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Breath

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UPDATE: Bill has not been approved. Chairman NA Standing Committee on IT has formed a 4-member committee of MNAs to review and amend it within 14 days and finalize. Today, on February 4, 2015, proposed cybercrime legislation ‘Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2015′ was approved by the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information Technology. This […]

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2014: Our Year in Review

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Take a look at what Bolo Bhi worked on in 2014 Click on a title and you will be taken to the post or report you want to read, or video you want to view Bolo Bhi Year in Review- 2014 from BoloBhiSlides

Slide1

Long Story Short: Blocking on the Internet

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Here’s the long story short on blocking on the Internet: 1) Internet is a passive medium – unless you make a conscious effort to access certain content, you don’t see it 2) In rare instances when you are confronted by content you don’t want to see i.e. something appears on your Facebook or Twitter feed, […]