Alliance for Action: Conference Agenda

Bolo Bhi is hosting a conference in Islamabad. Titled ‘Alliance for Action,’ the conference will bring together people from various professions and organizations to discuss growing censorship and surveillance over the Internet today, and how we can move towards safer and better access.

The Conference will be held on July 19, Saturday, between 2-7 PM at Marriott Hotel Islamabad. See below:




Conference Opening


Panel 1: Cost of Censorship & Surveillance for the Industry

Speakers: Jehan Ara & Wahaj us Siraj


Panel 2: Cost of Censorship on Education

Speakers: Dr Arshad Ali & Dr Qasim Sheikh


VIDEO: Documentary by Bolo Bhi


Panel 3: Privacy vs Surveillance

Speakers: Tahira Abdullah, Mubashir Zaidi & Sana Saleem


Panel 4: Leveraging the Freedom of Information and Right to Information Acts

Speakers: Dr Raza Gardezi, Zahid Abdullah & Usama Khilji


Panel 5: Talking Solutions

Speakers: Senator Afrasiab Khattak & Senator Farhatullah Babar





About The Author

Farieha Aziz

Farieha Aziz is a Karachi-based, APNS-awardwinning journalist. She is a co-founder and Director at Bolo Bhi. She has a masters in English literature. She worked with Newsline from July 2007-January 2012 and taught literature to grades 9-12. She served as an amicus curiae in a case filed in the Lahore High Court in 2013, challenging the ban on YouTube, and is currently a petitioner on behalf of Bolo Bhi in a case filed in the Islamabad High Court challenging government's censorship on the Internet and the powers of the regulator. She can be found on Twitter: @FariehaAziz and reached via email:

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