Pakistan

Pakistan's internet landscape
Pakistan's internet landscape 14 January 2014

APC member in Pakistan Bytes For All released the first ever comprehensive report mapping Pakistan’s past, present and possible future online. The report outlines internet control mechanisms deployed by the government and highlights existing legislation and its application in relation to the internet.

Social Media: Ethics and Etiquette
Social Media: Ethics and Etiquette 28 November 2013 Bytes for All

APC member Bytes for All has released “Social Media Ethics and Etiquette,” a booklet (v1.0) as a part of the 2013 Take Back the Tech! campaign. Its a compilation of best practices for social media ethics and etiquette, though rather than an authority on online behaviour, it provides guiding principles. Click to download the PDF.

Facebook's secret censorship deal with the Pakistan government - an open letter
Facebook's secret censorship deal with the Pakistan government - an open letter 18 July 2013 Shahzad Ahmad

Responding to claims made by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), that Facebook is assisting the government to filter and block “undesirable” content, Bytes for All, Pakistan has written an open letter to the Global Network Initiative (GNI), of which Facebook is a member, seeking support to investigate these claims.

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

The Take Back the Tech! local campaign developed by APC member Bytes for All, Pakistan won the “innovative campaign award” from the Avon Foundation. B4A says they will continue to work on strengthening women’s use of technology to raise awareness and combat violence against women in Pakistan.

You are every women: A video on technology-related violence against women
You are every women: A video on technology-related violence against women 06 March 2013 Bytes for All

This video was developed by Bytes for All Pakistan, a country partner in the Association for Progressive Communication’s project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online.” “Don´t cover the crimes of your harassers and report them to bring a change” is the key message of this outstanding video.

Irfan Ali Khudi: An irreplaceable voice of activism silenced
Irfan Ali Khudi: An irreplaceable voice of activism silenced 14 January 2013 Bytes for All

Bytes for All, Pakistan is mourning the devastating loss of Irfan Ali Khudi, a renowned and brave human rights defender from Quetta, Balochistan. Irfan Ali lost his life in a blast last evening during a series of suicide attacks at Rehmat Chowk, Alamdar Road, Quetta.

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

Women’s rights and tech activist Nighat Dad writes about the Taliban attack on 14-year old activist Malala Yousafzai, a young girl whom she had the privilege of working with and who has inspired her own work.

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

“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.

End violence: Women's rights and safety online
End violence: Women's rights and safety online 20 August 2012

Technology-related violence against women is increasing at an alarming rate – yet it expresses itself differently around the world. This initiative is helping women create safe and secure environments online in seven different countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

New guide: Digital Security and Journalists: A Snapshot of Awareness and Practice in Pakistan
New guide: Digital Security and Journalists: A Snapshot of Awareness and Practice in Pakistan 17 August 2012

B4A Pakistan has recently published new research on “Digital Security and Journalists: A Snapshot of Awareness and Practice in Pakistan”, which aims to help journalists and bloggers – especially women – better understand the dangers online, and provides them with tools to communicate online in a secure way.

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