It was announced in September that The Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) at Annenberg is supporting a new study being carried out by The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) in the UK, the NGO Bytes 4 All in Islamabad, Pakistan and the Center for Internet and Human Rights in Berlin. The following is an update on the research project.
CGCS sat down with Bytes for All Pakistan (B4A) to discuss Pakistan’s recent implementation of ‘kill switch’ strategy, which blocked cellular access in dozens of cities in November and December. B4A is a human rights organization with a focus on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).
Faheem Zafar, Research Coordinator for Bytes for All Pakistan, analyzes Internet regulation and censorship in Pakistan, focusing on recent attempts to curb civil liberties through Internet filtration. Despite the appearance of freedom of speech, significant control of today’s traditional media in Pakistan…Read More