Posted by | May 2, 2014
Child Marriage Restraint Act: Is Three Years In Prison Enough?

The Sindh Assembly unanimously passed "The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act, 2013," into law, thereby repealing the 1929 Child Protection Act and becoming the first province to legislate on child...

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Posted by | April 16, 2014
The Dreaded PPO

Opposition parties have come out firing against the Protection of Pakistan Bill (PPO), vowing to block it in the Senate. The Bill, passed by the National Assembly, is expected to be...

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Posted by | March 27, 2014
Netsweeper in Use in Pakistan

There is a strong reason to believe now that the traffic for our gateways is being managed by Netsweeper. The research revolves around one of the key gateways that handles...

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Posted by | March 4, 2014
Filters, Morality and the Element of Choice

The Ministry of Information, Technology & Telecom (MoIT) in Pakistan was actively considering filtering softwares as a solution to unban YouTube. According to reports, these filters are already in place....

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Posted by | February 27, 2014
The Government of Pakistan Must unban YouTube Now

US court directs Google to remove Innocence of Muslims video based on the copyright claim by the actress A US appeals court in San Francisco has directed Google to remove...

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Posted by | February 20, 2014
Pakistan’s Internet Hall of Shame: 2013-2014

  Blocking Gamers Access to networks such as Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and Game Ranger has been denied, again without any reason or explanation offered to the public. There has...

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Posted by | February 17, 2014
Pakistan’s Internet BANwagon: A Documentary by Bolo Bhi

Over the last year, Bolo Bhi has spoken to multiple people - entrepreneurs, startups, industry professionals, legal and technical experts, and policymakers - on the issue of Internet censorship and...

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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 | December 8, 2013
Crowdsourcing censorship: PTA Stepping Up “Content Blocking” In Pakistan

    In a newspaper ad published today, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority issued a public notice mainly advertising their complaint cell & asking users report URLs containing content that falls...

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Posted by | November 26, 2013
“Taarna Band Karo – Mard Bano” – Challenging Gender Stereotypes

The idea behind the series of pictures, starting today, is to question social issues and perception relating to gender rights issues in Pakistan. The  topic of the post"Tarna Band Karo...

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