Two years on, YouTube stays shut

KARACHI: Two years, a new government and the promise of change, and at least 20 court hearings later, internet users from Pakistan are still denied access to YouTube. This restriction of access has become the symbol of a state which has increasingly become obsessed with controlling the online space in a non-transparent manner. The ban …

Prevention of Cyber Crime Act being drafted

The draft of ‘Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act of Pakistan 2014’ is being prepared for presentation in the Parliament. Although this draft law contains welcoming procedural safeguards, quite a number of provisions violate international standards on freedom of expression. Digital Rights Foundation Pakistan and International Organization working on freedom of expression, Article 19, have expressed …