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Cross Media Ownership & Media Reform

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If a democratic structure is to succeed and flourish, it is imperative that large-scale public involvement is maintained within the decision making apparatus of the State. In order to ensure individuals are capable of informed decision-making, it is necessary that a strong media institution exist within the state that has the capability of disseminating a […]

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Petition Annexure

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BEFORE THE ISLAMABAD HIGH COURT, ISLAMABAD W.P. NO. 4994/2014  WRIT PETITION UNDER ARTICLE 199 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN, 1973 READ ALONG WITH ALL OTHER ENABLING PROVISIONS OF THE LAW INDEX OF DOCUMENTS   DOCUMENT ANNEXURE     Notification of the Ministry of Information Technology dated 29.08.2006 B   Reports by the […]

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Some Disclosure At Last

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On December 12, 2014, Bolo Bhi filed a petition challenging the legality of the IMCEW. On December 15, our petition came up for a preliminary hearing before Justice Athar Minallah at the Islamabad High Court.  [Read details of hearing and petition here] Two documents obtained through our freedom of information requests were brought to the court’s […]

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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 the […]

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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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Cross Media Ownership & Media Reform

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If a democratic structure is to succeed and flourish, it is imperative that large-scale public involvement is maintained within the decision making apparatus of the State. In order to ensure individuals are capable of informed decision-making, it is necessary that a strong media institution exist within the state that has the capability of disseminating a […]

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Petition Annexure

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BEFORE THE ISLAMABAD HIGH COURT, ISLAMABAD W.P. NO. 4994/2014  WRIT PETITION UNDER ARTICLE 199 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN, 1973 READ ALONG WITH ALL OTHER ENABLING PROVISIONS OF THE LAW INDEX OF DOCUMENTS   DOCUMENT ANNEXURE     Notification of the Ministry of Information Technology dated 29.08.2006 B   Reports by the […]

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Some Disclosure At Last

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On December 12, 2014, Bolo Bhi filed a petition challenging the legality of the IMCEW. On December 15, our petition came up for a preliminary hearing before Justice Athar Minallah at the Islamabad High Court.  [Read details of hearing and petition here] Two documents obtained through our freedom of information requests were brought to the court’s […]

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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

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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?

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 the […]

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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 […]