Freedom of expression
RFI, Paris, France
Pakistan faces ban on social media
24 May 2011
The Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court has ruled in favour of a petition to ban several
social networking websites including Facebook Yahoo, MSN and Wikipedia. The ruling released on 13 May 13 found that Facebook and other websites were in violation of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, and should be banned. Clea Caulcutt of RFI interviews APC’s Grady Johnson to find out more.
On Friday 3 June 2011, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Frank La Rue, will present his annual report to the Human Rights Council. This year the report will focus on the internet. Learn how you can support your country’s involvement in the defense of hunan rights on the internet.
This report, which focuses on FoE on the internet, will also be presented at APC’s side event to the Human Rights Council, on June 3.
This report explores key trends and challenges to the right of all individuals to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds through the Internet.
APCNews 142 – Pakistan internet ban?
APC calls on the Human Rights Council to treat freedom of expression online as a human rights issue.
As part of APC’s Connect your rights! Internet Rights are Human Rights campaign, APC is co-hosted a side-event at the Human Rights Council’s seventeenth session in Geneva on 3 June.
A new ruling by the Lahore High Court may result in a total ban of social media in Pakistan reports APC. Critics condemn the ban as unnecessary, unjust and ultimately counterproductive.