Pakistan

A new wave of surveillance in Pakistan

Oct
29

Modern information and communications technologies are now seamlessly integrated into our daily lives. Internet-based communications are no longer a luxury, but rather a necessity, for people across the globe. This is particularly the case in developing countries where, as well as helping individuals communicate, learn and connect, technologies play a vital role in advancing fundamental human rights and fuelling social progress.

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Malala Yousafzai: An irreplaceable asset for the nation

Oct
09

Islamabad, October 09, 2012: Bytes for All, Pakistan, is in deep shock on hearing the sad news of a brutal attack on world renowned, 14 year old, peace and human rights activist Malala Yousafzai from Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It was a well known fact that her life had been under constant threat for a long time for her women rights work that she was doing in her community. She was attacked today by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, a terrorist organization, while she was returning from her school with her schoolmates.

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It’s OurTube: Religion-based censorship will only fuel hate speech

Sep
18

Islamabad, September 18, 2012: Following the release of an anti-Islam movie “Innocence of Muslims” on YouTube, the Islamic world has been ablaze with protesters making a range of demands, from the prohibition of the movie and all websites hosting it, to the murder of all those associated with its production.

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Balochistan suffers another kill switch on Independence Day 2012

Aug
15

Islamabad, August 15, 2012: It is very unfortunate to note that the 66th Independence Day of Pakistan was not any different for citizens in Balochistan than the Pakistan Day on 23 March 2012. Their digital communication channels were blocked by the government and yet again in the name of “national security” and “upholding law and order”.

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

Aug
09

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

Jul
30

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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Openness, Access and Governance in Asian “Network Societies”: Developing an Open Governance Index

Jul
29

Islamabad, July 30, 2012: We are happy to announce the completion of the Pan Asia Network on eGovernance 'Openness, Access and Governance in Asian “Network Societies”: Developing an Open Governance Index' pilot project. Its Pakistan Country report is contributed by Bytes for All, Pakistan through a rigorous field research process. 

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

Jun
17

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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Bytes for All calls for civil society participation in drafting cyber crime legislation in Pakistan

Jun
07

Islamabad, June 07, 2012: As per agreed Declaration of Principles by the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS), Tunis Agenda for the Information Society and the ongoing Internet governance processes, it is a globally accepted norm that for any Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy or local laws related to the cyberspace or Internet, the governments will use a multi-stakeholder process, which ensures active consultation and

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Kohistan Plaguing

Jun
04

Islamabad, June 04, 2012: Approximately seven hours drive and about 275 kms from federal capital of Pakistan, Kohistan district of Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa is situated along the famous Karakorum Highway on the right bank of Abbasin (the mighty Indus). Kohistan is a Persian word that means “Land of Mountains”. Kohistan is where the Hindukush, Karakorum and Himalayan mountain systems meet making it one of the unique mountain ecosystems in the world.  The district consists of four Tehsils:  Dassu, Pattan, Pallas and Kandia.

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