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 | February 8, 2014
Now Blocking in Pakistan: IPs and ‘Grey Traffic’

Over the last few years, Internet censorship and surveillance have been on the rise in Pakistan. International reports have pointed to the alleged presence of FinFisher (espionage and surveillance equipment)...

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Posted by | December 24, 2013
Survey: The Human Cost Of Communications Blockade

In the last two years the government of Pakistan has suspended cellular services over a dozen times. In 2012, we began recording every instance of cellular service suspension or each...

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Posted by | December 11, 2013
Don’t Make Localization a One-Stop Shop for Censorship

11/12/13 Karachi: According to media reports, Minister for IT Anusha Rehman has informed the Senate Standing Committee on IT that efforts are underway to prepare an ordinance that will enable...

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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 | December 3, 2013
Alliance for access condemns attack on express media office

Press freedom organization Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) joins Alliance for Access, a nationwide coalition of  civil society organizations, corporations, media houses, telecommunication companies, academics, and student groups to promote open...

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Posted by | November 19, 2013
Blasphemy Charge Over Facebook Comment – A Dangerous Precedent

KARACHI November 19:  According to media reports a young man has been arrested in Toba Tek Singh for allegedly sharing objectionable content on Facebook.  Reports suggest that a complaint has...

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Posted by | November 8, 2013
ISPAK joins Alliance for Access

8/11/2013 Karachi: Bolo Bhi is delighted to announce that the Internet Service Providers Association Of Pakistan (ISPAK) has joined Alliance for Access. After 12 leading civil society organizations and the Express Media Group joined the...

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Posted by | November 7, 2013
Twelve Leading Civil Society Organizations Join Alliance For Access

07/11/2013 Karachi:  Aurat Foundation, Baanhn Beli, Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives(CPDI), Civic Action Resources, Institute for Research Advocacy & Development (IRADA), Centre For Governance & Public Accountability (CGPA), Digital...

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