Posted by | June 18, 2014
Twitter Reverses Blocking Decision Amid Criticism

18.06.2014 Karachi: Twitter announced, today, that it is restoring access to content it earlier blocked on request of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), ‘in the absence of additional clarifying information from...

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Posted by | April 26, 2014
Dailymotion Must Operate in Pakistan Without Compromising Rights of Internet Users

Karachi 26/04/14: As reported by the Express Tribune, the “Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) [has] announced bringing video-sharing website Dailymotion to Pakistan.” However, we take strong exception to the expressed...

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Posted by | April 11, 2014
Facebook Transparency Report: Since When Is Criticism of the State Illegal in Pakistan?

Facebook just published its second transparency report, revealing requests it receives from governments around the world for user data and content removal. The report introduces Facebook’s policy of dealing with...

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Posted by | February 13, 2014
Blocking of YouTube: What’s Legal, What’s Not

Published in the January 2014 edition of the All Pakistan Law Decisions Journal Section, "Why the YouTube Ban is Illegal and Undesirable" by lawyer Babar Sattar, discusses the legality of...

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Posted by | September 24, 2013
Urgent Appeal – UK Based Company Involved In Human Rights Violations In Pakistan

His Excellency Mr Adam Thomson High Commissioner for Britain Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna 5 Islamabad, Pakistan P. O. Box 1122 Telephone: (011 92 51) 201-2000 September 23, 2013 Subject: Letter to His...

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Posted by | September 9, 2013
Canadian Government Responds To Netsweeper’s Presence In Pakistan

Thurday, 5 Sept, 2013:  Government of Canada responded to our letter, sent on the 23rd of July 2013, which raised the issue of Netsweeper, a Canadian company, that sells technology...

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Posted by | June 20, 2013
Stop Censoring: Netsweeper In Pakistan?

20/6/2013:  A recent report by Toronto-based independent research group, Citizen Lab, maintains that Netsweeper filtering products have been installed on Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL)’s network. This is an extremely...

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Posted by | May 3, 2013
Global Coalition Of NGOs Call To Investigate & Disable FinFisher’s Espionage Equipment in Pakistan

Note: This is a Bolo Bhi & Digital Rights Foundation’s open call for support for national and international human rights organizations against espionage and surveillance in Pakistan. This statement is...

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Posted by | December 19, 2012
ZTE Non-committal Response To Pakistan’s Netizens Request

Last month we wrote an Open Letter to the netizens of China requesting them to stand in solidarity with netizens in Pakistan. China's firewall -- extensive internet blocking system --...

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Posted by | October 31, 2012
Surveillance INC: Silencing Twenty Million Pakistanis

Karachi 29/10/2012: Bolo Bhi is dismayed to learn that the Pakistan Government has decided to once again pursue the installation of a National URL Filtering and Blocking System. In February, we...

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