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Latest stories about Pakistan

14 June 2014

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Revolutionary Band Laal's Facebook Page is Now Accessible in Pakistan. Hooray? Not Really.

The unblocking of Laal was a minor battle won in the war over Internet content -- a war we are losing.

13 May 2014

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Pakistan High Court Demands Unblocking of YouTube

In what appears to be a major victory for Internet openness in Pakistan, Lahore's High Court ruled to unblock YouTube, responding to a legal challenge filed by open Internet advocates.

24 April 2014

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Netizen Report: Pakistan’s Anti-Terror Ordinance May Endanger Online Speech

This week, Brazil kicks off the Internet world cup, activists in Algeria condemn online harassment, and Sina Weibo says censorship is bad for business.

5 March 2014

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#KholoBC Viral Music Video Fights Pakistan's YouTube Ban

#KholoBC, a rap video denouncing Internet censorship in Pakistan, has gone viral on Pakistani social media.

24 October 2013

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GV Face: Advox at #IGF2013

Live from Bali, Indonesia, watch Advoxers Hisham Almiraat, Ellery Biddle, Sana Saleem, Nighat Dad, and other friends of GV talk about what's at stake for user rights at this year's event.

25 September 2013

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Queer Pakistan is Blocked: Double-Edged Sword of Media Coverage?

A newly launched website to support Pakistan's LGBT youth has been banned by the authorities. Was Queer Pakistan a victim of its own successful publicity?

22 August 2013

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Advocates Condemn New Filtering System in Pakistan

IT Minister Anusha Rehman says the new system will allow the government to lift its nearly year-old ban on YouTube, leaving only “objectionable” videos blocked on the site. Meanwhile, many other sites will remain blocked.