Posted by | July 11, 2014
“Authorities should give up efforts to legitimise disappearances” – I.A. Rehman

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 | July 10, 2014
Protection of Pakistan – Ordinance to Act: Is There a Difference?

Back in April, we at Bolo Bhi analyzed the then Protection of Pakistan Ordinance, highlighting the problems that could potentially be caused by the Ordinance if it were to pass...

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Posted by | June 18, 2014
Rape In A Time Of Social Media

On 14th May, several newspapers reported the gang-rape of a young college girl. Such stories are not uncommon in Pakistan, but what slowly unfolded over the days was more than...

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Posted by | June 6, 2014
Tear Drops on My Router…

At some point or the other, we’ve all put ourselves through the agony of whacking our internet devices with chappals or hit them against tables in an attempt to humiliate...

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Posted by | May 21, 2014
Pakistan: The Chilling Effects of Twitter’s Country Witheld Content Tool

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse, a  collaborative venture by law school clinics and the Electronic Frontier Foundation that collects and analyzes legal complaints about online activity, posted online five requests made to...

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Posted by | May 21, 2014
Digital Fortress: From China to Pakistan

In 1994, when the internet age arrived in China, President Jiang Zemin believed that the world was moving towards a new age where technology and information would be of utmost...

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Posted by | May 16, 2014
Top Seven Ways To Deal With Trolls That Are Better Than Blocking the Internet

Mr. Mohsin Shah Nawaz Ranjhahas, the Parliamentary Secretary of Information & Broadcasting, recently made an all too popular  statement regarding social media, and problems that are common for users worldwide....

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Posted by | May 15, 2014
Technology Experts Submit Report to the LHC in YouTube Case

On an order dated March 13, 2014, the divisional bench hearing the 'YouTube case' issued directions Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunications (MOITT) to meet with four court-appointed...

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Posted by | May 13, 2014
Submission to Court in YouTube Case: May 13, 2014

Date: May 13, 2014 Writ Petition 958­2013: BytesforAll vs Federation Lahore High Court Submitted to: Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah & Justice Atir Mahmood Honourable Sirs, Below is a summary...

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Posted by | May 13, 2014
Pale Realities: Pakistan’s Obsession With Fair Skin

Pakistan’s advertising industry is no stranger to controversy. From lawn advertisements outraging conservative sensibilities due to supposedly provocative imagery, to witty sanitary napkin ads( based on Wikileaks), there’s always a...

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