Digital Rights

IHC asks PTA to consult stakeholders over social media rules

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December 19th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has directed Pakistan Telecommunication Authority's (PTA) to hold a meaningful dialogue with all stakeholders over the newly-introduced social media rules in the country.

‘Meesha maligned in FIA challan’: lawyers

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Meesha's legal team has reacted to the reporting by FIA that she was held ‘guilty’ saying it is for the court to decide whether she is guilty or not.

Big tech outlines objections to social media rules in new letter...

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December 11th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; In a new letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, big technology firms have outlined their objections to the social media rules in the country, renewing calls for a credible consultation with the gove6rnment.

Ishaq Dar interview: PEMRA issues notices to channels after uproar

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December 3rd, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Following criticism from journalists and PFUJ, PEMRA has issued show-cause notices to news channels for broadcasting excerpts of former federal minister Ishaq Dar’s interview despite a ban on broadcasting speeches of proclaimed offenders.

Big tech threaten pullout saying new rules violate users’ privacy and...

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November 20th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; In its reaction to recently notified social media rules, a coalition of big technology firms has warned of pulling out of the country saying the PTA will force social media companies to violate established human rights norms on privacy and freedom of expression.

فیس بک نے فریب دہی کے لیے استعمال ہونے والےآٹھ ہزار...

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بیرورپورٹ; لاہور; فیس بک نے کہا ہے کہ اس نے جعلی اکاؤنٹس اور صفحات کے سات علیحدہ نیٹ ورکس کو ختم کردیا ہے جو ایران ، افغانستان ، مصر ، ترکی ، مراکش ، میانمار ، جارجیا اور یوکرین میں "مربوط غیر مستند رویے" کی وجہ سے سرگرم تھے۔

Big tech reiterates concern over social media rules

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October 24th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; Big technology firms reiterate objections to the recently ratified social media rules saying the lack of transparency in its formulation was causing international companies to re-evaluate willingness to operate in the country.

‘Too much control given to govt in new draft law on...

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October 23rd, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The Federal Ministry of Informational Technology is holding consultations to finalise a draft of the country’s first-ever Personal Data Protection Bill 2020 but digital rights organisations say the proposed law still gives greater control to government rather than to citizens who should have undisputed control of their online personal data and privacy.

TikToK removes 6.4m videos as Pakistan lifts ban

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October 20th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; TikTok has removed about 6.4 million videos from Pakistan in the first six months of this year as PTA lifts a ten-day ban on the platform over indecent content.

IHC reprimands FIA over misuse of cyber crime law

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October 15th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; Islamabad High Court (IHC) has reprimanded the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) over misuse of powers under the cybercrime law during the hearing of a journalist’s petition against the raid on his house.

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“They are gone and can't come back," says one of the parents. "But we will strive till the end of our days to see that they get justice." Most of the parents of the children martyred during APS massacre have not reached any closure even after the passage of six years. The only times where they have an opportunity for empathy, is when they all collect to remember their lost children. It is only them who can understand the depth of the grief that consumes them.