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Letters To The Minister: Let us tell you about Youtube

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Ms. Anusha Rahman Minister of State For Information Technology & Telecom Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom, 4th Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex, Aga Khan Road,F-5/1, Islamabad, Pakistan. Phone #: 051-9201990 Fax #: 051-9205233 As an organization that engages with multiple stakeholders, we feel it is our job to keep you informed and up-to-date with what […]

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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 […]

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Bolo Bhi’s Submissions to Court in YouTube Case

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Below is a list of documents Bolo Bhi’s Director Farieha Aziz (appointed amicus curiae in YouTube case on April 4, 2013) has submitted to court in the BytesforAll vs Federation ‘YouTube case’. We will keep updating this list as more submissions are made. April 12, 2013 1. YouTube to Remain Blocked in Pakistan 2. YouTube […]

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Bolo Bhi Amicus Reports on YouTube Case Hearings

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How do we address the problem of access denial in Pakistan? The dilemma authorities and now the court is faced with is this: on the one hand are sentiments that need to be respected; on the other are freedoms that also need to be protected. And this debate is currently ongoing at the Lahore High […]

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Open Call for Non-Violent, Alternate Methods to Denounce Hate Speech

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There is a fine line between what constitutes Freedom of Expression and what is Hate Speech. Many times, under the garb of free expression, malicious acts are carried out with the intent to harm sentiments and enrage others. Earlier, caricatures and now the movie, The Innocence of Muslims, has caused a furore among Muslims globally, […]