Timeline: Campaign against Internet Censorship in Pakistan

As we continue the campaign against internet censorship, we feel it is crucial to inform  supporters in order to maintain momentum. Civil society groups both within and outside Pakistan have been working collectively against the impending internet censorship in Pakistan.
Bushra Gohar, Memeber of National Assembly (ANP), informed us that the Ministry has decided to shelve it plans. Media report can be found here . However, at the time of writing this update, we are currently campaigning to get the government and netsweeper to disclose whether the technology was sold to Pakistan after a Citizen Lab report revealed that Netsweeper web filters were found on  an IP belonging to the Pakistan Telecommunications Limited.
Our Campaign was highlighted as one of the most successful campaigns of the year after our Director was listed amongst the Top 100 Global Thinkers for the Foreign Policy Magazine. 
The timeline below enlists statement and media coverage the issue has received thus far.
Day one press release:
Day two press release:
Media Coverage:
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[…] number of other local and international groups including Bolo Bhi, Bytes for All, Human Rights First, Electronic Frontier Foundation andWebsense have also issued […]

[…] RFP. Numerous Pakistani free speech groups including the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Bolo Bhi and Bytes for All joined in protest. Bytes for All put out the call, “Let’s join hands to stop […]

[…] the spotlight on companies that are in a position to bid on the filtering project, check out the website of Pakistan-based NGO Bolo […]

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