Pakistan

Pakistan: Call for clarity on terms of lifting of YouTube ban
Pakistan: Call for clarity on terms of lifting of YouTube ban 25 January 2016

Bytes for All, Pakistan and APC demand clarity from the government of Pakistan and Google regarding the terms agreed on.

We urge the National Assembly of Pakistan to vote against the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill
We urge the National Assembly of Pakistan to vote against the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 30 November 2015

At APC, we remain concerned about the proposed Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill in Pakistan which poses grave risks to freedom of expression, the right to privacy, and access to information in the country.    

Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD)
Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD) 26 November 2015

Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD) is an Islamabad-based non-profit organisation formed on the vision and the belief that a liberal, professional media industry is the cornerstone of a progressive, democratic society.

APC-IMPACT: Research on internet rights in India, Malaysia and Pakistan
APC-IMPACT: Research on internet rights in India, Malaysia and Pakistan 03 November 2015 APC

Since we launched the Advocacy for Change through Technology (APC IMPACT) project, APC has been working with members and partners in India, Malaysia and Pakistan to protect and promote human rights on the internet. As part of the project, our partners have developed a baseline of research that has already produced three papers.

Charter of Demands challenges Pakistan's Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill
Charter of Demands challenges Pakistan's Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 07 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.

Online privacy, surveillance and warfare discussed at Pakistan Cyberspace Conference
Online privacy, surveillance and warfare discussed at Pakistan Cyberspace Conference 04 March 2015 APC

“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.

Pioneering research launched on tech driven violence against women in Pakistan
Pioneering research launched on tech driven violence against women in Pakistan 02 October 2014 Bytes for All

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 ...

End violence: Most significant change story from Pakistan
End violence: Most significant change story from Pakistan 08 September 2014 Gul Bukhari from Bytes for All

The APC End violence: Women’s rights and safety online project is changing women’s lives. We wanted to offer a closer, more personal look at individual women whose lives have been significantly impacted by the initiative. This week, we share the story of Urooj Zia, a woman living in Karachi, Pakistan, who started the platform Laalteyn after learning through digital training by Bytes for All...

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.

APC member releases study on hate speech online in Pakistan
APC member releases study on hate speech online in Pakistan 09 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.

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