Cybercrime Bill Must Not Be Approved In Its Current Form

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For Immediate Release Cybercrime Bill Must Not Be Approved In Its Current Form February 11, 2015: On February 7 and February 9, 2015, Bolo Bhi held consultations with lawyers, activists and technology experts on the proposed cybercrime law i.e. Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2015 in Karachi. Several reservations were raised during the review meetings and there was consensus […]

Bolo Bhi Files Petition Challenging Legality of IMCEW

Bolo Bhi Files Petition Challenging Legality of IMCEW December 14, 2014: Bolo Bhi has filed a writ petition in the Islamabad High Court challenging the legality of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for the Evaluation of Websites (IMCEW), with the aim of having it declared unconstitutional.  Constituted through an executive order in 2006, the IMCEW, since then, has […]

Call To Be A Part of Alliance for Access

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The Alliance for Access has established itself as a nationwide coalition of 13 leading civil society organizations, two media groups and two industry associations, committed to the promotion of access and digital rights. Access to the web is fundamentally a right to information issue with the executive exercising arbitrary authority to censor and block content […]

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Coming Soon: Paper on State of IT Governance in Pakistan

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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 a sneak preview of what we will be publishing online very soon. Click below to find out about the contents of this paper.  Download here

Bolo Bhi’s YouTube Resource Timeline

Bolo Bhi’s YouTube Ban 2012 – 2015 Timeline Bolo Bhi’s Lahore High Court YouTube Case Updates Timeline Bolo Bhi’s Peshawar High Court YouTube Case Timeline Bolo Bhi’s Sindh High Court Website Censorship Timeline

Sindh High Court Website Censorship Timeline

12th March 2014 Petition Filed in the Sindh High Court to Lift Arbitrary Bans on Websites A group of concerned students and citizens filed a petition in the Sindh High Court, demanding the government be ordered to cease its policy of arbitrarily barring websites and restoring access to websites that had been blocked nation-wide. 20th […]

Peshawar High Court YouTube Case Timeline

16th May 2013 YouTube Ban Challenged in the Peshawar High Court A Senior Attorney of the Supreme Court of Pakistan has challenged in Peshawar High Court the ban placed on social media website YouTube, pleading that the site should be unblocked. 10th January 2014 PTA Ordered to Provide Documentation A two-member bench of the Peshawar Higher […]