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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65 NGOs call on governments to support the establishment of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy Sticky

Mar
07

Friday, March 06, 2015 (Via APC): The undersigned non-governmental organisations working to protect human rights write to encourage governments to support the creation of a new Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy at the Human Rights Council (HRC) 28th ordinary session in March.

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GCHQ-NSA Intelligence Sharing Unlawful, says UK Surveillance Tribunal Sticky

Feb
06

London, February 06, 2015: British intelligence services acted unlawfully in accessing millions of people’s personal communications collected by the NSA, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruled today. The decision marks the first time that the Tribunal, the only UK court empowered to oversee GHCQ, MI5 and MI6, has ever ruled against the intelligence and security services in its 15 year history.

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Proposed media regulations are draconian: State propaganda and censorship not an answer to governance failures Sticky

Dec
30

Islamabad, December 30, 2014: Bytes For All is alarmed by the recommendations made by Pakistani parliamentary body that seeks to impose McCarthyism-style regulations on the media and Internet, in reaction to the December 16 Peshawar school attack.

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Death Penalty is a distraction from accountability and criminal justice reform Sticky

Dec
23

Islamabad, December 23, 2014:  Bytes for All is concerned about the apparent knee jerk reaction of the Government to the recent Peshawar tragedy, and calls for the development of a pro-human rights and effective counter-terrorism policy and accountability within its own ranks, instead of using the execution of death-row prisoners as a distraction from real solutions.  

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