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Suggestions for internet-related human rights questions to be included in the list of issues on Pakistan, Human Rights Committee 120th session, June-July 2017

By Association for Progressive Communications, Bytes for All Pakistan, and Media Matters for Democracy (August 2016, APC )
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“Although the cyber crime bill will soon become law, the movement to oppose or amend it has not come to an end"

12 August 2016 (Media Matters for Democracy, Bytes for All, Pakistan and APC)

Pakistan’s new and controversial cyber crime bill is poised to become a law after the National Assembly passed it this week. Media Matters for Democracy, Bytes for All, Pakistan and APC remain extremely concerned over the failure of legislators to ensure that the law fulfils basic human rights standards.

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In spite of continued objections over serious human rights implications, Pakistan’s new cyber crime bill passes through: Joint statement by Media Matters for Democracy, Bytes for All, Pakistan and APC

By Media Matters for Democracy, Bytes for All, Pakistan and the Association for Progressive Communications (August 2016, )
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Bytes for All new report: Internet Landscape of Pakistan 2016

10 August 2016 (Bytes for All, Pakistan)

APC member Bytes for All, Pakistan has raised concern over the declining state of fundamental rights in online spaces, highlighting the government’s strategy of fighting terrorism by infringing upon civil liberties. Bytes for All’s 2016 edition of its Internet Landscape of Pakistan series, documents and analyses the state of cyberspace in the country as ‘troubling’.

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Written submission to the Human Rights Councils' 32nd session: State of internet rights in India, Malaysia and Pakistan

By Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Bytes for All, Pakistan (B4A), Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and EMPOWER (June 2016, APC )
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Attacks on social movements increase online, tech support comes to the rescue

4 June 2016 (Kendra Moyer for APCNews)

Activist technology groups eQualit.ie and May First/People Link rally to mitigate DDoS attacks waged against Palestinian rights defenders and women’s and reproductive rights activists.

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Challenges to civil society participation in internet governance in the MENA region

AMMAN 26 May 2016 (Mohammad Tarakiyee)

This paper focuses on regional challenges to civil participation in internet governance and the state of internet rights in the Middle East and North Africa, linking them with civil society advocacy strategies.

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Challenges to civil society participation in internet governance in the MENA region

By Mohammad Tarakiyee (May 2016, APC )

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What is the state of digital security and digital rights advocacy in the Middle East and North Africa?

24 May 2016 (APC)

During the “Arab Spring” of 2011, the internet was a space for mobilisation. Despite the increasing sophistication of persecution, the efforts to defend human rights, both online and offline, have not ceased.

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Digital rights advocacy in the Arab world and the Universal Periodic Review

24 May 2016 (APC)

This report explores how local groups in the Maghreb and Machrek regions are engaged in internet-related rights advocacy at the national and regional levels, and how that reflects upon the inclusion of these issues in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process.

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