Pakistan: Blocking information channels can never be a solution, it is always a problem! Sticky


Islamabad, November 25, 2017: Bytes for All, Pakistan (B4A) is extremely concerned over the complete information blackout in the country and demands the government to immediately restore unfettered access to internet, social media platforms, media channels and mobile services, where network shutdown is being imposed. 

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Religious intolerance & impunity nurture killing field in Pakistan Sticky


ISLAMABAD, (April 18, 2017): Bytes for All, Pakistan (B4A), Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemn the gruesome killing of 23-year-old Mashal Khan by a vigilante mob at Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan for purported blasphemy[1].

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


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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Moral Policing by TV Reality Shows


Islamabad, 26 January 2012: Pakistani television channel Samaa TV has recently joined the moral policing bandwagon with a show called "Subah Saweray Maya kay Sath". Briefly, the show carries various themes, however, one criminal aspect of the show is blatant violation of the citizens’ right to privacy, to say the least.

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