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Posted by | March 2, 2015
Can Censorship Counter Terrorism?

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...

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Posted by | February 4, 2015
Pakistan’s Cybercrime Bill 2015: Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Breath

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,...

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Posted by | January 22, 2015
Long Story Short: Blocking on the Internet

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...

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Posted by | January 19, 2015
Smart Spies – The Latest in Handheld Tech

I love Facebook. It provides me with easy access to all my friends and colleagues; a platform to share some of my work, a forum to build new connections. In...

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Posted by | January 7, 2015
Cross Media Ownership & Media Reform

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...

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Posted by | December 5, 2014
Beating Around the Bush on YouTube – Again

During the 16th session of the National Assembly of Pakistan on December 4, 2014, MNA Shazia Marri received a written response from the Cabinet Division to her question on the...

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Posted by | December 2, 2014
So What Do You Know About The YouTube Ban?

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 &...

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Posted by | October 31, 2014
Coming Soon: Paper on State of IT Governance in Pakistan

In January 2014, we interviewed various technology and industry experts in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. The next few months we spent compiling and updating our paper. We are sharing now...

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Posted by | October 29, 2014
The Pakistan Penal Code and Online Content

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...

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Posted by | October 24, 2014
Shehri launches Coalition for Transparency And Access to Information

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...

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