Call for Participation | Digital Storytelling to Combat Violence Against Women | Islamabad, Pakistan

Jun
05
Islamabad, June 06, 2013: In recent years, Internet and digital communications have become one of the most important tool for expression, free speech, assembly and upholding democratic principles and human rights in any society throughout the world. In Pakistan, this medium is being used very effectively by different segments of society, especially youth and human rights groups to promote advocacies and strengthen their activism for social change. 
 
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Update: Lahore High Court Orders Inquiry into FinFisher Usage in Pakistan

May
15

Islamabad, May 15, 2013: The first hearing of B4A's petition challenging the alleged use of surveillance spyware, FinFisher, in Pakistan took place on Monday, May 13, 2013 before honourable Justice Mansoor Ali Shah at the Lahore High Court. This writ petition was admitted by the Lahore High Court on 8th May 2013.

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Privacy rights violations challenged in Lahore High Court

May
08

Islamabad, May 8, 2013: Bytes for All (B4A), Pakistan had been following up on “FinFisher” for almost last one year with grave concern for its implications on citizens’ privacy and larger human rights in the country. B4A had some evidence of its presence in the country but not enough to share publicly.

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Notorious spy technology found in Pakistan

May
01

Islamabad, May 01, 2013:  Bytes for All Pakistan and its partner Privacy International (UK) along with international human rights movement are shocked by the evidence received today proving the presence of a FinFisher Command and Control server in Pakistani territory, hosted by Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd.

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Bytes for All Vs. Federation of Pakistan - Censorship is not a solution, it is a problem!

Apr
30

Islamabad, April 29, 2013: Updates from the 7th hearing held on April 26, 2013 for Net Freedom Petition (Bytes For All v. Federation of Pakistan - WP 958/2013) at the Lahore High Court are important, futuristic but have raised concerns from the perspective of larger Internet and human rights in the country. This is a writ petition by Bytes for All, Pakistan supported by Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI).

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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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