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Posted by | January 7, 2015
Cross Media Ownership & Media Reform

If a democratic structure is to succeed and flourish, it is imperative that large-scale public involvement is maintained within the decision making apparatus of the State. In order to ensure...

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Posted by | December 5, 2014
Beating Around the Bush on YouTube – Again

During the 16th session of the National Assembly of Pakistan on December 4, 2014, MNA Shazia Marri received a written response from the Cabinet Division to her question on the...

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Posted by | December 2, 2014
So What Do You Know About The YouTube Ban?

Hey there! So you think you're awesome, the internet generation. You've got your torrents figured out, know all the shortcuts to hide facebook at the sight of your boss &...

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Posted by | October 31, 2014
Coming Soon: Paper on State of IT Governance in Pakistan

In January 2014, we interviewed various technology and industry experts in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. The next few months we spent compiling and updating our paper. We are sharing now...

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Posted by | October 29, 2014
The Pakistan Penal Code and Online Content

In April 2014, Facebook released its second transparency report. This showed that they had complied with a Pakistan government request for restriction of content on the basis of 'criticism of...

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Posted by | October 24, 2014
Shehri launches Coalition for Transparency And Access to Information

On October 23, 2014, Shehri, a civil society organization, held an inaugural workshop of the Coalition for Transparency and Access to Information (C-TAI) to discuss Freedom of Information laws and the...

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Posted by | October 22, 2014
Access Is My Right Survey Report

In July 2014, Bolo Bhi launched a survey to collate the opinion of Internet users in Pakistan about their experience with their Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The aim of this...

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Posted by | September 23, 2014
An Analysis of the Pakistan Protection Act

The controversial Protection of Pakistan Ordinance, which had elicited an outcry from political parties and rights activists due to its draconian clauses and infringement of constitutional rights, saw the light...

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Posted by | September 19, 2014
YouTube Ban: Where Do We Stand?

This week, September 17, 2014, marked the two-year anniversary of YouTube in Pakistan. Banned in 2012, despite extensive court hearings and parliamentary resolutions in favour of lifting the ban, there...

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Posted by | September 5, 2014
What do Jennifer Lawrence’s Nudes Tell You About Privacy?

This blog was first published in Dawn.   The internet was taken by storm when nude pictures of over a 100 celebrities were leaked and published on the internet. They...

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