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Posted by | March 2, 2020
Controlling dissent

There is no denying that the narrative built online widely affects political opinions offline. The Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections suggests that governments fully recognise the influence of...

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Posted by | March 1, 2020
No Consultation Without Withdrawal of Cabinet Approval of Online Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules 2020

On February 28, 2020, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting through PR No. 267 announced the formation of a committee to begin consultation on the Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm)...

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Posted by | February 3, 2020
Why PEMRA’s proposed regulation on Web TV needs to be scrapped

LAST month, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority invited comments on a draft resolution on Web TV and OTT (over the top TV). A cursory or detailed look lead to...

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Posted by | December 30, 2019
Bolo Bhi sends RTI requests to FIA

On July 03, 2018, Shumaila Hussain Shahani, currently a Research Associate on Law and Gender at Bolo Bhi, filed seven requests under the Right of Access to Information Act, 2017...

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Posted by | October 18, 2019
Technology for justice

A TIMELY discussion titled Technology for Justice Forum recently took place in the capital, spearheading a much-needed discussion on how technology could harness justice. A wide array of stakeholders from...

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Posted by | September 24, 2019
Research Associate

Bolo Bhi job vacancy. This is an Islamabad based position. Key Responsibilities Research, document, and critically analyze practices, policies, and laws pertaining to human rights related to the internet and...

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Posted by | January 25, 2019
Our Official Correspondence Problem: Section 37

On January 21, Nida Kirmani and Reema Omer received notices from Twitter Legal via email, alerting them their tweets had been reported. Twitter had received "official correspondence" claiming the content...

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Posted by | September 28, 2017
International RTI Day: Bolo Bhi’s work utilising the Right to Information

September 28 marks the International Right to Information Day. The free flow of information is an integral facet of a democratic society as it allows for an informed citizenry with...

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Posted by | May 2, 2016
Tracking HERstory

Who were Fahmida Allahbuksh, Samia Sarwar, or Saima Waheed and why they were significant women in Pakistani history? What happened in Lahore in 1983? Why are women burning dupattas in...

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Posted by | February 24, 2016
Apple versus FBI: The People versus The State

In December 2015, an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino terrorism suspects, Syed Rizwan Farooq was seized by the FBI. However, encryption technology has allegedly prevented the authorities from...

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