Reflecting on findings from the newly released report “Benchmarking Demand: Pakistan and the Internet Users’ Perspective,” Jahanzaib Haque, current Chief Digital Strategist for the Dawn Media Group, comments on Internet governance in Pakistan including the proposed Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill.
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.
Pakistan faces multiple hurdles when it comes to the development of a comprehensive, consistent, and coherent internet policy. The following post by Yelmaz Mujtaba, Sana Saleem, and Farieha Aziz will briefly look through how ad hoc censorship policies and a lack of willpower to develop infrastructure have hampered the development of Pakistan’s internet. The post will then suggest possible solutions for addressing these issues.
On January 10th, two suicide bombs ripped through Quetta, part of Pakistan’s troubled Balochistan province, in what is being called the worst terror attack in this neighborhood dominated by ethnic Hazara Shiites. Human rights activists and politicians have condemned the…Read More
// CGCS presents a reaction to a developing story from Pakistan. A short video made its way to from a small village in Pakistan to vast reaches of the Internet depicting young men and women singing and dancing during wedding…Read More