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Lifting the YouTube ban

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The decision by a US appeals court on Wednesday ordering Google to remove the controversial film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ from the video-sharing website YouTube is welcome news for people in Pakistan. The film triggered mass outrage and violent protests around the country, far in excess of its aesthetic value or content. The Pakistani government now […]

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Remove anti-Islam film from YouTube, US appeals court orders Google

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WASHINGTON: A US appeals court on Wednesday ordered Google to remove from its YouTube video-sharing website an anti-Islam film that had sparked protests across the Muslim world. By a 2-1 vote, a panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday rejected Google’s assertion that the removal of the film “Innocence of Muslims,” […]

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Pakistan’s caged social media

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By: Ayushman Jamwal Even though Pakistan has enjoyed one full term of a democratically elected government, followed by a successful election last year, its citizens are struggling to fully enjoy one of the basic tenets of democracy – the freedom of expression. The Pakistani state has been in regulation mode since the former PPP government […]

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Senate body on human rights for unblocking ‘YouTube’

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Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights on Friday recommended unblocking of ‘YouTube’, a social website blocked since a blasphemous movie “Innocence of Muslims” was uploaded on the website. The committee was of the view that political decision should be taken to unblock the YouTube. Blasphemous material is still present on the social website, proving that […]

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YouTube ban should continue

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Social media website You Tube was banned in Pakistan in September 2012 after a blasphemous video titled “Innocence of Muslims” was uploaded on it which caused mass scale protests/riots leading to loss of life/property across the Muslim world and the operator of the popular webpage Google, refused to remove it. This was not the first […]

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Internet censorship in Pakistan

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He is a devout Muslim. He prays five times a day. He observes fasting during the holy month of Ramazan. He recites the Holy Quran in the morning and evening. His very name is Mohammad Islam. He loves Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) like anybody else does. Nay, he loves him even more. For, when there surfaced […]

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YouTube ban: Ministry of IT says it doesn’t know how to block specific URLs

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LAHORE: While turning down a request to temporarily reopen YouTube on Thursday, the Lahore High Court ordered the Ministry of Information Technology to tell the court, on July 25, how it could block access to specific URLs. The video-sharing website has been blocked in Pakistan since September 2012 following protests about a 14-minute trailer of […]

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YouTube to remain blocked: PTA

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ISLAMABAD: Months after the initial ban on popular video sharing site, YouTube, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) on Wednesday announced that the government still has no intention of unblocking it. The PTA apprised the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology on Wednesday regarding the status of YouTube, which was banned after the launch of […]

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