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Groundbreaking report on the shrinking spaces for online freedom of assembly and association in Pakistan

11 January 2017 (APC for APCNews)

Bytes for All, Pakistan has launched a new report that focuses on local and international advocacy initiatives to improve Pakistan’s compliance with international human rights law and practices in relation to freedom of assembly and association online.

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Shrinking Spaces: Online Freedom of Assembly and of Association in Pakistan

By Bytes for All, Pakistan (January 2017, APC )

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The government of Pakistan must take immediate measures to protect the privacy of citizens, halt plans for mass surveillance

By Bytes for All, Pakistan (November 2015, APC )

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Expression Restricted: An Account of Online Expression in Pakistan

By Bytes for All, Pakistan (June 2015, APC )

Freedom of expression is a universally accepted human right. As a signatory of the ICCPR, Pakistan has committed to uphold this right in the national constitution and through local laws. This report looks at how this right is framed in the legal structure in Pakistan and how it is practised, particularly in the digital spaces, by customising the APC-La Rue Framework.

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Interview with Bytes for All Pakistan's Sadaf Baig on expression, opinion and religious freedom in South Asia

JAKARTA 7 June 2015 (Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

“Religion is used throughout the region to gain power and suppress free speech,” Bytes for All Pakistan’s Sadaf Baig said during the Regional Consultation on Expression, Opinion and Religious Freedom in South Asia, which brought together more than 70 human rights defenders, activists and journalists in Jakarta.

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Charter of Demands challenges Pakistan's Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill

ISLAMABAD 7 May 2015 (APC)

The proposed Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill poses serious threats to freedom of expression and privacy in Pakistan. To challenge it, a Charter of Demands has been developed by Bytes for All Pakistan, Media Matters for Democracy, and supporting organisations, APC among them.

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Joint Statement on the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 Pakistan

By Bytes for All Pakistan (May 2015, APC )
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Online privacy, surveillance and warfare discussed at Pakistan Cyberspace Conference

ISLAMABAD 4 March 2015 (APC for APCNews)

“Cyber warfare and cyber security are of immense importance, the government should devise an internet governance policy in Pakistan.” This was one of the conclusions of the Pakistan Cyberspace Conference organised by APC member Bytes for All Pakistan in Islamabad.

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UN encourages community responses to online hatred in new report

27 June 2014 (APCNews)

A new UN report discussed in Geneva on 25 June 2014, cites the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Bytes for All (B4A), Pakistan as leaders in working to protect freedom of expression online, strengthen the digital security of human rights defenders and end gender-based violence online.

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