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Association for Progressive Communications on B4A's Net Freedom Petition

Apr
23
To publicly challenge increasing censorship, surveillance and internet filtering in Pakistan, APC member Bytes for All (B4A), in collaboration with Media Legal Defense Initiative (MLDI) lodged a petition in the Lahore High Court in January 2013. The petition claims that the bans imposed on various websites were in blatant violation of civil and political rights, especially freedom of expression and the right to information under Article-19 and Article-19A of the Constitution of Pakistan.
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Bytes for All Vs. Federation of Pakistan – Updates on our Net Freedom Petition

Apr
14

Islamabad, April 14, 2013: To challenge rampant censorship, surveillance and Internet filtering in the country, taking the legal route, Bytes for All (B4A), Pakistan in collaboration with Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) through their pro bono legal counsel Mr. Yasser Latif Hamdani lodged a writ petition in Lahore High Court in January 2013.

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Rays of Hope – Updates on our Petition in the Lahore High Court, Pakistan

Mar
26

Islamabad, Wednesday March 27, 2013:  Bytes for All, Pakistan continuing its anti-censorship “Access Is My Right” Campaign, building citizens’ alliance against internet censorship, filtering, surveillance and advocacy for freedom of expression is seeing light at the end of Tunnel. Taking the legal route, B4A lodged a writ petition in Lahore High Court in January 2012, and we are happy to share that there has been positive outcomes.

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Letter of Allegation to UN Human Rights Council: Freedom of Expression in Pakistan

Mar
13

Islamabad, March 14, 2013: Bytes for All, Pakistan and The Media Legal Defence Initiative, UK have submitted a Letter of Allegation to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, calling for an end to the blocking of websites by the Pakistani government.

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Bytes for All, Pakistan, Receives Avon Global Communications Awards for Exemplary Material to Combat Violence Against Women

Mar
08

Take Back The Tech wins Innovative Campaign Award, receives Avon Foundation grant to continue work on strengthening women’s use of technology to raise awareness and combat Violence Against Women in Pakistan.

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Review Report: Freedom of Expression and Net Freedom in the Manifestos of Political Parties in Pakistan

Feb
06

Islamabad, February 06, 2013: We are very pleased to share the first version of a Review Report 'Freedom of Expression and Net Freedom in the Manifestos of Political Parties in Pakistan', a document reviewing several manifestos of mainstream political parties in Pakistan for their stance on the issue.

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Statement of Solidarity on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Internet Users in Bangladesh

Jan
14

Dhaka, January 15, 2013: This is a statement by the participants of the Third South Asian Meeting on the Internet and Freedom of Expression that took place in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on January 14–15, 2013, following a violent attack on blogger Asif Mohiuddin. Bytes for All, Pakistan attended this meeting in Dhaka. 

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Irfan Ali Khudi: An irreplaceable voice of activism silenced

Jan
11

"I am born to fight for human rights and peace. My religion is respect and love all the religions." - Irfan Ali Khudi

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Youtube not at the cost of widespread systematic censorship

Jan
06

Islamabad, January 06, 2013: Over a hundred days have passed since YouTube was hastily banned in Pakistan by the state authorities over a video allegedly insulting Islam. While the video remains, Youtube is now inaccessible for all the citizens including small and large businesses, civil society organizations, educational and research institutions.

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A woman’s applause for Social Media | Take Back The Tech 16 days X 16 stories

Dec
21

Islamabad, December 21, 2012: ‘You need to put your story out there’, she said. And I wondered why.

After a harassment incident at the workplace that pressured me to resign, this was the advice my friend gave me. She urged me to write about it and hand it over to the social media.

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