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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 | September 16, 2020
To men

The gang-rape of a woman on the Lahore-Sialkot Motorway in front of her children has shaken everyone. While men have sympathised and feel fearful for women they know – and...

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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 September 9, 2020 - Indus News - The role of technology...

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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 | 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 | July 3, 2020
Government must tap the potential of e-sports in Pakistan instead of banning them

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on July 1 blocked the online game PUBG on grounds of complaints received by various segments of society citing it to be “addictive, wastage of time...

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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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Posted by | June 18, 2020
Online censorship

ON June 4, 2020, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) held a consultation on the Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules 2020. While civil society groups boycotted it, standing by their...

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Posted by | May 29, 2020
Away with the rules

THE Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules, 2020, are back on the agenda. The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) recently uploaded a survey titled Consultation Framework, seeking stakeholder input on the...

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Posted by | May 28, 2020

Overview of the Comparative Analysis  By Shumaila Hussain Shahani The draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2020 was made available by the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) on its...

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