GeneWatch on DNA Database in Pakistan

Oct
08

GeneWatch is a globally acclaimed publication dedicated to monitoring biotechnology's social, ethical and environmental consequences. Since 1983, GeneWatch has covered a broad spectrum of issues, from genetically engineered foods to biological weapons, genetic privacy and discrimination, reproductive technologies, and human cloning.

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Global Civil Society Representatives Statement on Internet Governance Forum 2011

Oct
08

The following statement was prepared for delivery on behalf of a cross-regional group of civil society representatives including Bytes for All, Pakistan
 
Sept. 30, 2011—Nairobi, Kenya
 

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Obligations of the next IGF host country – Azerbaijan

Oct
08

Bytes for All, Pakistan was part of the civil society caucus, who signed the letter to Mr. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations and Mr. Chengetai N.J. Masango, Interim Secretary General, Internet Governance Forum on the obligations of the next IGF Host Country – Azerbaijan.

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Pakistan: Ban on Internet encryption a violation of freedom of expression

Sep
02

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority has served legal directives to all internet service providers in the country requiring that they implement an earlier regulation banning in the name of anti-terrorism all internet encryption. ARTICLE 19 and Bytes for All regard the regulation, and related provisions in the Pakistan Telecommunication (Re-Organization) Act of 1996, to be in violation of international legal standards on the right to freedom of expression and the right to privacy, and call on the government to amend the laws and retract the notices served.

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