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YouTube case referred to LHC CJ for larger bench

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LAHORE: A judge dealing with the petition challenging ban on YouTube on Thursday referred the matter to Lahore High Court chief justice Umar Ata Bandial with recommendations to constitute a full bench to hear this matter. The court during previous hearings had remarked that it was important to understand the nature of the problem. In […]

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Pakistan’s ‘cyberwar’ for control of the web

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LAHORE: In a dingy Internet cafe, Abdullah gets round the censors with one click and logs onto YouTube, officially banned for a year and at the heart of Pakistan’s cyberwar for control of the web. On September 17, 2012 Islamabad blocked access to the popular video-sharing website after it aired a trailer for a low-budget […]

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YouTube ban: promoting illiteracy in the 21st century

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By: Dr Haider Shah It is tragic that while we see all hate preachers doing brisk business over the internet, sites of science and humanism have been axed Together with countries like China, Iran and Turkmenistan, Pakistan happens to be a place where people cannot access YouTube because of an official ban by the government. […]

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PTA given three-day deadline to fix YouTube problem

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ISLAMABAD: The government has put the ball into the court of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) for re-opening YouTube, as the regulator has been given a three-day deadline to put a mechanism in place to stop the uploading of blasphemous content. “We have developed IT solutions to block around 4,000 URLs having blasphemous content with […]

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