internet rights

Pakistan: Government must stop 'kill switch' tactics


Islamabad, August 23, 2012: ARTICLE 19 and Bytes for All, Pakistan, condemn the authorities in Pakistan for the practice of implementing regional and city-wide bans on mobile phone networks – so-called ‘kill switch’ tactics - in Balochistan and other parts of the country.  The kill switch has been implemented at times of national celebration, most recently on Eid Day on 20 August 2012.

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Digital Security and Journalists: A Snapshot of Awareness and Practice in Pakistan


Islamabad, August 08, 2012: Bytes for All (B4A), Pakistan is very pleased to share new research ‘Digital Security and Journalists: A Snapshot of Awareness and Practice in Pakistan’.

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Internship Program at Bytes for All, Pakistan


Bytes for All (B4A), Pakistan is a human rights organization with a focus on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). It experiments and organizes debate on the relevance of ICTs for sustainable development and strengthening human rights movements in the country.

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Dr. Eric Schmidt, please don't advertise surveillance to Pakistan government


Islamabad, 17 June 2012: Google’s Executive Chairman, Dr. Eric Schmidt met with the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani on 14th June 2012. Both discussed various mutually beneficial projects that can be initiated in Pakistan with the help and in partnership with Google.

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Open Letter to the Prime Minister of Pakistan – Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)


On behalf of all concerned citizens of Pakistan, Bytes for All have sent an Open Letter to His Excellency Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani, the honourable Prime Minister of Pakistan on the issue of content filtering and SMS ban directive by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). We are very hopeful that the Prime Minister will himself look into this matter for redressal of grievances as raised in this letter. The contents of this letter are pasted below.


Honourable Sir,

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Pakistan: Moral Policing – a vicious cycle


The best advice anyone can give to the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) is to stick to the task of making information and communication technologies friendly and accessible to the people of Pakistan, instead of spending their resources on the enforcement of right-wing self-righteous ideologies.

Pakistan’s e-governance setup has a severely tainted history, which clearly reflects as inefficient governance structures on the ground. While PTA should be protecting users’ rights online, it has indulged itself in senseless ideological warfare on the Internet.

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