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State of IT Governance in Pakistan – A Report by Bolo Bhi

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Over the last two-and-a-half, years we at Bolo Bhi have engaged with government and non-government stakeholders on the issue of censorship in Pakistan, to find a way to minimize and end it. While much effort is spent on blocking and censoring content on the Internet in Pakistan, and conversation around it, we wanted to begin […]

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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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Access Is My Right Survey Report

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In July 2014, Bolo Bhi launched a survey to collate the opinion of Internet users in Pakistan about their experience with their Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The aim of this survey was to gauge the quality of service consumers were getting – what they signed up for versus what they are actually getting. The below […]

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Minister, We the People Need to be Heard

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We believe it is necessary for the government to include citizens in the policy-making process. As the government devises policies concerning our online spaces, netizens views need to be taken into account. We believe in communicating reasonably, our point of view to the Minister and the Ministry. We the people need to be heard. Whether […]

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Submissions to Court by Others in YouTube Case

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Listed below are submissions made by other parties in the on-going YouTube case being heard at the Lahore High Court. July 4, 2013 Khurram Zafar (amicus): Lifting the YouTube Ban in Pakistan – A Possible Solution Google’s response to court through MoITT (was provided to be submitted on July 4 but was not discovered in case […]