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Right to information: YouTube ban equated with stopping blasphemy

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LAHORE: A group of lawyers favouring the ban on YouTube staged protested demonstration outside the Lahore High Court against “blasphemy or any steps taken to defend blasphemers.” Bytes for All, the petitioner, is seeking withdrawal of the ban on the popular video sharing website. Its counsel Yasser Latif Hamdani and four officials appeared at the […]

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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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Call for lifting of YouTube ban after US ruling

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ISLAMABAD: Internet campaigners said on Thursday there was no excuse for the government to maintain its ban on YouTube, after a US court ordered the removal of an anti-Islam film from the website. The video-sharing website has been blocked in Pakistan since September 2012 over its failure to take down the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ movie […]

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Give YouTube a chance: Pakistani rappers take on the ban

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KARACHI: With many deep into withdrawal over the banning of social media network YouTube in Pakistan, they found a new anthem for their cries in the form of ‘Vital Saeen’ Ali Gul Pir along with rapper Adil Omar and music producer Talal Qureshi calling for an end to the block in their new music video. […]

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YouTube ban

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Sir: No one can deny Youtube’s importance in the life of students, doctors, teachers and an ordinary person. One can easily access different kinds of information about one’s related field. Youtube is now banned in Pakistan for more than two years, when some blasphemous material appeared on the site. Had the government been wise enough […]

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YouTube ban: proof that the constitution is non est

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General (retired) Musharraf’s lawyers forwarded an extraordinarily audacious argument recently before the Supreme Court (SC) while seeking a review of the July 31, 2009 judgment. They argued that the 1973 constitution does not exist. Unfortunately, and because the good general suffers on account of bad legal representation, this argument relied on the fact that the […]

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Report on Pakistan’s online future launched

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KARACHI: The impact of the Internet in a local context particularly in relation to the state ‘compulsion’ to regulate and control the cyberspace was discussed on Friday at the launch of a comprehensive report about Pakistan’s online future. While the blocking and filtering of content on the Internet by the state resulted in numerous violations […]

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PTA clarifies but does not deny YouTube delay

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ISLAMABAD: With reference to a story titled “YouTube not to be opened any time soon” published in daily The News on October 25, 2013, the official spokesman of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has clarified that PTA blocks objectionable link/URL or websites on directions of the Inter Ministerial Committee (IMC). As for opening of video sharing […]

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YouTube not to be opened any time soon

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ISLAMABAD: The people of Pakistan will not be able to watch video-sharing website ‘YouTube’ any time soon as the government has failed to make any progress on the issue of preventing blasphemous and pornographic content on the website, The News has learnt. Sources said, contrary to tall claims made by some cabinet members, there is […]

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YouTube nowhere in sight

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ISLAMABAD: The government has yet not reached any decision regarding the opening of YouTube that it claimed will be opened soon in the country. Sources said the government sidelined the issue being powerless on the matter. Moreover it also has received suggestions from some quarters that it was better not to touch the issue as […]

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Skype Gets Dark in Karachi

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“Every country has such priorities. But why is it that the sword of censorship falls on our heads most of the time?” First, it was Youtube. Now, if the government of Sindh has its way, it could well be goodbye to Skype, Whatsapp, Viber and Tango for the people of this province in southeastern Pakistan. […]

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Pakistan’s cyber dilemma

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Our leaders are a group of professional thinkers and planners. This has been proved by the ridiculous plans that they come up with to curtail terrorism. Everyone had laughed at our ex- Interior Minister Malik for suddenly closing down cellular phone services whenever ‘HE’ thought the country was at risk, I am sure he took […]

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Proposed ban on chat apps

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THE proposed ban on chat applications WhatsApp, Viber, and Skype is akin to smothering the channel of communication. Despite the technological advancements we are lagging behind in the field of science and technology due to such measures. And the dilemma is that our government is still unaware about the serious consequences these immature steps are […]

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Blocking services

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Sir: The usage of Skype, Viber, Tango and Whatsaap has been banned in Sindh. YouTube has already been blocked in Pakistan for the last one year. There were thoughts about blocking Google too. I would like to advise the dear government to please put a complete ban on internet services in Pakistan because, instead of […]

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