Posted by | September 17, 2020
Toe the line

SOCIAL media was celebrated as an equalising force that strengthened democracy and empowered citizens, especially from marginalised groups, to have a voice and a tool that expanded accountability. Whereas most...

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Posted by | August 31, 2020
Reimagining the internet

RECENT attempts to ban applications and the tradition of censoring content on the internet are rooted in a misunderstanding of the internet in policymaking and adjudication circles. There is a...

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Posted by | May 14, 2020
Data protection bill

With so much of our personal data at the disposal of government authorities and private companies, it was about time that the government listened to citizen demands for a data...

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Posted by | January 8, 2019
Data Protection Law

The introduction of a draft law on data protection and privacy by the IT and telecom ministry is a welcome step. In the absence of such a law, Pakistani citizens...

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Posted by | April 10, 2018
Elections and the Internet

The advent of the internet in our daily lives over the past two decades has been celebrated, especially for advancing democracy and exercising rights. It has become a tool for...

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Posted by | March 19, 2018
Stirring Up Hatred

The definition of hate speech is contested and controversial, especially in relation to trampling on free speech. What is important is to consider the context of each society’s dynamics, and...

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Posted by | September 26, 2013
Formulating Pakistan’s Internet Policy

The need for a clear state policy for the internet is greater today more than ever before due to the increased frequency the state has been exercising its self-appointed blanket...

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