Posted by | September 11, 2020
Bolo Bhi in Media

September 9, 2020 - Naya Daur TV - New controls on the internet in Pakistan? State of digital rights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9RWzm7ezWw&feature=youtu.be September 9, 2020 - Indus News - The role of technology...

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Posted by | July 28, 2020
Episode 7: Pakistan’s Content Restriction Conundrum

Participants:  Farieha Aziz, Karachi-based journalist and cofounder of Bolo Bhi Fizza Abid, Program Officer at the Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at IBA Ramsha Jahangir, (award-winning journalist, covers human...

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Posted by | July 28, 2020
Episode 6: Discourse in online spaces and the laws that challenge it

Participants: Haider Imtiaz, digital rights lawyer; and Tooba Syed, women’s rights activist and political worker   Summary: This discussion revolves around the following issues:   Activists in Pakistan use social media as...

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Posted by | July 28, 2020
Episode 5: Pakistan’s censorship regime under Section 37 of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016 and the Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules 2020, reviewed against fundamental rights under the Constitution

Guest: Faisal Daudpota, a lawyer with experience of more than 22 years and has appeared in cases before the High Courts in Pakistan and the DIFC Courts in Dubai. He...

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Posted by | July 28, 2020
Episode 4: Navigating legal instruments and platform policies, while protecting user rights from a regional perspective

  Guest: Chinmayi Arun, resident fellow of the Information Society Project at the Yale Law School and an affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center of Internet & Society at Harvard...

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Posted by | July 28, 2020
Episode 3: Topic: Collaboration with the Global Internet Freedom Project at George Washington University (GW) Law School, data protection with reference to the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2020 (Pakistan) and data localisation

Guest: Arturo J. Carrillo, Clinical Professor of Law and founding Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at The George Washington University Law School, where he also co-directs the Global...

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Posted by | July 28, 2020
Episode 2: Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules, 2020, content moderation by platforms, and the Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship

Guest: Michael Karanicolas, Wikimedia Fellow at Yale Law School, where he leads the Initiative on Intermediaries and Information. His research encompasses a number of thematic areas, including freedom of expression...

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Posted by | July 28, 2020
Episode 1: Bolo Bhi’s analysis on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2020 and Citizen Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules, 2020

Participants: Bolo Bhi Team – Farieha Aziz, Usama Khilji, Shumaila Shahani, and Kashaf Rehman   In this discussion, the Personal Data Protection Bill 2020 and Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm)...

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Posted by | July 18, 2020
Bolo Bhi’s Policy Brief on Pakistan’s Internet Censorship Regime

Bolo Bhi traces content regulation over the years, starting with the Inter-Ministerial Committee for the Evaluation of Websites (IMCEW) notified in 2006 to Section 37 of the Prevention of Electronic...

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Posted by | June 20, 2020
Problems with PTA’s VPN Registration

by Saihaj Shahbaz Butt On 10th June, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) made a press release confirming that they will be continuing their (Virtual Private Network) VPN registration process. If all...

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