PI and B4A IPT Complaint: Court says GCHQ spied on Human Rights NGOs, acted unlawfully Sticky

Jun
21

London, June 22, 2015: Today, The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) revealed that the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) spied on two international human rights organisations, failed to follow ITS own secret procedures and acted unlawfully. The targeted NGOs are the South African Legal Resources Centre (LRC) and the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR).

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HRC29 Side Event: Religion Meets Rights, Addressing Key Issues & Challenges at the Intersections of Rights in Asia Sticky

Jun
11

Geneva, June 12, 2015: Bytes for All, Pakistan together with Forum-Asia, Association for Progressive Communications, Global Partners Digital, the Internet Democracy Project, KontraS and ICT Watch, recently organised a regional consultation on “Expression, Opinion and Religious Freedoms in Asia” on 3-5 June 2015, in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Pakistan: Freedom of Expression under Threat - written statement for 29th Session of UN Human Rights Council Sticky

Jun
09

Geneva, June 10, 2015: On behalf of Bytes for All, Pakistan a written statement was submitted by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status for the 29th Session of UN Human Rights Council under Agenda Item 3. This written statement is accessible here

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Regional Consultation on Expression, Opinion and Religious Freedoms Sticky

May
31

Jakarta, June 01, 2015: From 3-5 June 2015, Bytes for All, Pakistan, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), ICT Watch, Global Partners Digital, the Association for Progressive Communication (APC), the Internet Democracy Project, KontraS and the Open Society Foundation are organizing the Regional Consultation on Expression, Opinion and Religious Freedoms in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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End Impunity and Bring Perpetrators of Sabeen to Justice Sticky

Apr
26

Islamabad/Bangkok, 27 April 2015: The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its Pakistani member Bytes for All, strongly condemns the killing of Sabeen Mahmud. The groups also call on the government of Pakistan to ensure the protection of human rights defenders and bring perpetrators of the brutal murder of Sabeen Mahmud to justice.

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Charter of Demands PECB2015: Privacy Commission, Data Protection & Extending Jurisdiction of NHRC Sticky

Apr
24

Islamabad, Friday, April 24, 2015: This charter of demand has been prepared in response to the draft of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (PECB) 2015, approved by the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology. The human rights concerns related to the approved draft of PECB have been well documented.

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Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 - Legal Analysis Sticky

Apr
22

London, April 22, 2015: Privacy International reiterates the serious concerns expressed together with Digital Rights Foundation Pakistan and Bytes for All about the proposed Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill in Pakistan. The Bill introduces a series of new provisions that pose a grave risk to freedom of expression and privacy in Pakistan.

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Leaked draft of Prevention of Electronic Crimes bill draconian and against principles of FoE and FoI Sticky

Apr
16

Islamabad – 16 April 2015: The draft of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2015 leaked to activists includes various clauses that go against the fundamental rights of freedom of expression and access to information. The draft has been approved by an expert committee constituted by National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Technology.
 

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Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2015 Sticky

Apr
16

Islambad, 16 April 2015: Here is the draft of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2015 as presented in National Assembly Standing Committee. Shared for everyone interested to know more about this new law. 

Download the Draft Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2015

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Bytes for All urges government to clarify reports of mobile shutdown in Islamabad Sticky

Mar
11

Islamabad, March 11, 2015: Bytes for All, Pakistan is extremely concerned about an alleged order by Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA), directing telecom service providers in the country to enforce an unprecedented 13 day suspension of mobile phone services in Islamabad. A reliable source within the telecommunication industry has told Bytes for All that the directive issued asks them to shut down mobile networks from March 11-23, 2015 within a 5 kilometer radius of the site for 23rd March National Day Parade.

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