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Bytes for All, Pakistan: Proposed media regulations are draconian

Islamabad

State propaganda and censorship not an answer to governance failures

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.

On December 24, the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information

EMPOWER: Freedom of Expression is not a Threat

Kuala Lumpur

Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is outraged by the fine imposed by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) against BFM radio station, over an interview with Reza Aslan in 2013.

How does internet policy affect Maghreb-Machrek human rights defenders?

22 December 2014 (APCNews)

How does internet policy affect Maghreb-Machrek human rights defenders (HRDs) in their work? Who are the major players in internet policy and how can Maghreb-Machrek HRDs effectively engage them? These were the questions discussed at the regional seminar on freedom of expression, freedom of association and the right to the internet, in Marrakesh, Morocco.

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Break the Silence: Campaign for Jailed Human Rights Activists

10 December 2014 (APCNews)

Today, on Human Rights Day, we remember Alaa Abd El Fattah and Bassel Khartabil (aka Bassel Safadi), who are serving arbitrary sentences that will jeopardize their futures as innovative and free thinkers from the Arab region. Break the silence with us today in this global campaign for Alaa, Bassel, and the many others who have been unjustly imprisoned because of their activism.

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Pakistan: Reclaiming freedom of expression to end impunity

Pakistan

Bytes for All, Pakistan organized a candlelight vigil in solidarity with the global IFEX End Impunity campaign, and the #TakeBackTheTech campaign.

Over 50 civil society members and passerbys gathered to express support to the torchbearers of freedom of expression in Pakistan such as journalists and human rights defende

On being an ISP in Japan

Barcelona

Association for Progressive Communications (APC) members reflect on the highlights of their work and how membership has supported them.

Bits and bytes from my APNIC fellowship

Philippines

APNIC38 fellowsAPNIC38 fellowsIt’s been two weeks now since I attended the APNIC 38 conference but the good experience lingers ‒ meeting my co-fellows, meeting the network players in the region, relating with the friendly and helpful APNIC team, learning from the network experts, and last but not le

Pioneering research launched on tech driven violence against women in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD 3 October 2014 (Bytes for All for APCNews)

Technology based violence is exposing women to the entire spectrum of conceivable harms in Pakistan. Victims of technology based violence have suffered physical violence ranging from rape to attempted assassination, psycho-social harms and loss of development opportunities. This was revealed in a research report launched by Bytes for All, Pakistan in Islamabad on September, followed by a panel discussion that aimed to engage various key stakeholders in the discussion.

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Celebrating women in ICT at APNIC 38

Since APNIC 32, APNIC Conferences have been showcasing some of the inspirational women we have in our technical community through the Women in ICT event.

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