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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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پاس ورڈ: اولین دفاع

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پاس ورڈ: اولین دفاع   آپ کتنے پاس ورڈ استعمال کرتے ہیں؟ اپنے پاس ورڈز ک بغیر لکهے آپ کیسے یاد رکهتے ہیں؟ کیا آپ اپنے پاس ورڈ اس خوف سے تبدیل نہیں کرتے کہ کہیں بهول نہ جائیں؟ کیا آپ ہر مقصد کے لیے ایک ہی پاس ورڈ استعمال کرتے ہیں؟   محفوظ پاس […]

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Twitter Banned in Pakistan

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Once again, Internet users in Pakistan have been slapped with a ban. Early in the day on May 20, 2012, Twitter users in Pakistan started encountering problems logging into their Twitter accounts. At first, Twitter was mostly inaccessible through browsers but accessible through applications on phones. It varied from one ISP to another as well as mobile […]

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Access now calls for an end to Pakistan’s firewall: 20 million silenced

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Access, global movement for digital freedom, have launched a campaign to pressure international companies not to bid for Pakistan’s pending firewall. Our partners, in the campaign, Business Human Rights Resource Centre , were able to get four international companies to commit not to apply for government’s proposal for a URL filtering and blocking system. However, we […]

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Filtering Content on the Internet

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Block, ban, censor. These seem to be the only options ever considered by the Pakistan government when it comes to the Internet. Ever since the 2010 ban on Facebook was imposed and subsequently lifted, there were whispers about the government investing in filtration software. In 2010, a blanket ban was the only option since blocking […]