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YouTube unblocking/blocking

The government does not seem to know what it is doing or indeed should do about YouTube. It may be recalled that the government blocked YouTube some time ago on the grounds that the blasphemous material on YouTube was not being removed by the hosts, Google Inc. The material in question was the trailer of […]

Digital Media, Freedom of Expression

YouTube blocked again on premier’s order

By: Jamal Shahid ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority shut down YouTube again on Saturday evening after opening the video-sharing website for about two hours. The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications (MoITT) directed the authority, which overlooks operations of all internet service providers in the country, to unblock the second most accessed website at 2:35pm. […]

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Malik tweets possible lifting of YouTube ban

By: Umer Nangiana / Zahid Gishkori / Gibran Ashraf ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Friday tweeted that the world’s largest video-sharing web portal, YouTube will be restored within 24 hours. Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT) officials told The Express Tribune that at least two stakeholders, the interior minister and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) […]

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YouTube ban ‘century’

YouTube watchers in Pakistan have now had to endure 100 days in solitude. The video-streaming website, for some unfathomable reason, still remains banned in the country. The original excuse for the ban — that the website was hosting an anti-Islam video — can no longer be the justification given that few even remember anything about […]

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YouTube sensation ‘Fish’ singer to visit family in Lahore

By: Murtaza Ali Shah LONDON: Pakistani student from Pattoki who has become an overnight singing sensation in Britain will be landing in Lahore on December 27 afternoon to meet his family and new legions of fans in Pakistan. Muhammad Shahid Nazir, 31, whose song ‘One Pound Fish’ has given him worldwide fame told The News […]

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