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Ground breaking study on hate speech online in Pakistan
Ground breaking study on hate speech online in Pakistan 11 June 2014

APC member Bytes for All Pakistan has just released the first study on hate speech online in the country. More than 92% of Pakistani users encountered hate speech online, and more than 51% identified themselves as targets of such speech, a survey included in the study revealed. Read more about the issue from both a quantitative and qualitative perspective. The research included two independent phases: a ) an online survey responded by 559 Pakistani internet users, and b) content analysis of ...

Bytes for All receives Avon Global Communications Award for local Take Back the Tech! campaign
Bytes for All receives Avon Global Communications Award for local Take Back the Tech! campaign 08 March 2013

From left to right: Jan Moolman from APC, actress and Avon Foundation for Women Ambassador Salma Hayek Pinault, and other winnersBytes for All, Pakistan received one of five Avon Communications Awards on 7 March 2013 for their local campaign Take Back the Tech! Actress and Avon Foundation for Women Ambassador Salma Hayek Pinault presented the awards during an adjunct event to the 57th session o...

Attack on Pakistani youth activist will not shake women's rights activists
Attack on Pakistani youth activist will not shake women's rights activists 09 October 2012 Nighat Dad

An exceedingly sad, insensate and astounded feeling comes to mind while writing this piece about an innocent 14 year-old activist Malala Yousafzai shot in Swat, Pakistan earlier today. This young girl who exemplifies active participation in the Take Back the Tech! campaign in Pakistan. Across the globe, countless women and human rights defenders risk harassment, torture, family kidnapping and ...

Pakistan: Bloggers and journalists to duck digital threats
Pakistan: Bloggers and journalists to duck digital threats 12 September 2012 FD

Photo credit: Internews Network – Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0“Pakistan is among the world’s most dangerous places for journalists,” reads a report recently produced and published by Bytes For All, Pakistan. Based on a research survey commissioned by Internews, the report takes a hard look at the awareness Pakistani journalists and bloggers have of their own digital security. On...

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