Pakistan

Complaint filed to Investigatory Powers Tribunal in UK over privacy violations Sticky

Feb
12

Wednesday, February 12, 2014: Bytes for All, Pakistan through specialized legal services from Bhatt Murphy Solicitors in UK have filed a complaint against the Government of United Kingdom for its invasive surveillance practices that may have been infringing upon the privacy rights of people living outside of UK.

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Open Letter to NCSW: Technology based Violence against Women and Girls in Pakistan Sticky

Dec
11

Islamabad, December 10, 2013: On the auspicious occasion of the International Human Rights Day, and the day that marks the end of the international ‘sixteen days of activism’ campaign to end violence against women, we write to you to share some thoughts and concerns with regards to the interplay of ICTs and gender issues in Pakistan.

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Update: Pakistan Internet Freedom Case goes to a larger bench at Lahore High Court Sticky

Oct
21

Islamabad, October 21, 2013: After 14 hearings, a lot of deliberations, several inputs from experts within the country and abroad, the Honorable Justice Mr. Mansoor Ali Shah on September 19, 2013 has marked the Internet Freedom Case, also known as YouTube Case, to the Honorable Chief Justice, Mr. Umar Ata Bandial to be fixed before larger bench. This means that a full bench of either three or five judges at the Lahore High Court will now further deliberate this case.

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Pakistan: ARTICLE 19 and Bytes for All condemn proposed ban on instant messaging Sticky

Oct
10
Islamabad, October 10, 2013: ARTICLE 19 and Bytes for All (Pakistan) condemn the proposed three-month blanket ban on instant messaging and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services in Sindh Province, Pakistan. The proposal, issued by the Sindh province authorities last week, should be retracted immediately as it is incompatible with international standards on freedom of expression.
 
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Response to Pakistan's submission to the 24th Human Rights Council on the importance of multi-stakeholder Internet Governance Sticky

Oct
02

Islamabad, October 02, 2013: At the 24th session of the Human Rights Council, during General Debate on the promotion and protection of all human rights, Pakistan, speaking on behalf of Ecuador, Venezuela, Cuba, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Russia, Indonesia, Bolivia, Iran, and China, expressed concerns regarding revelations of the use and abuse of advanced surveillance technologies by some States, in serious violation of the right to privacy and international law.

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Online surveillance becomes a priority for the Human Rights Council, as Pakistan joins the wrong side of the debate Sticky

Sep
25

Islamabad, September 25, 2013: This Friday, 27 September, marks the conclusion of the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council, a session which has, for the first time, seen issues of internet surveillance in the spotlight. Privacy International and Bytes for All welcome the attention given at the Human Rights Council to this issue. However, we are concerned about developments which took place that threaten privacy rights and freedom of expression, especially because these alarming suggestions are masked as solutions to address the increase in State surveillance.

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PAKISTAN : A year after YouTube blocked, users still denied access (ENG/FRA) Sticky

Sep
17

Islamabad, September 17, 2013: It is a year to the day since the Pakistani authorities blocked access to the video-sharing platform YouTube on 17 September 2012 in response to the release of The Innocence of Muslims, a film considered blasphemous by many in the Muslim world.

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AlJazeera Website blocked for publishing Pakistan’s Bin Laden Dossier Sticky

Jul
08

Islamabad, July 09, 2013: Yesterday, on July 08, 2013, Bytes for All, Pakistan received several complaints from credible sources that the Internet users in Pakistan were unable to access prominent news website, Al-Jazeera. After verification and via our internal network throughout the country, we found these complaints to be true.

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UPDATES: PTA is adamant on blocking Internet in Pakistan Sticky

Jul
04

Lahore, July 4, 2013: National Security and Law & order situation continues to be the prime reason for the ban on YouTube in Pakistan. It was the 9th hearing of Pakistan Internet Freedom case (Bytes for All Vs. Federation of Pakistan) before the court of Honorable Justice Mr. Mansoor Ali Shah at the Lahore High Court.

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B4A in the News

May
19

Select Links - Bytes for All, Pakistan quoted in International and local media for its stance against Internet Filtering System in Pakistan

Bytes for All Statement: Locking up the Cyberspace in Pakistan

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