Category : Pakistan

Bolo Bhi: Still much work to be done to oppose Pakistan’s Cyber Crimes Bill

alt informationBolo Bhi has been opposed to PECA from the beginning because of its potential human rights violations and threats to the right to privacy and freedom of expression

Leading Nepal editor speaks out about independent media facing censorship in South Asia

alt informationAfter 29 years of circulation, Himal Southasian, which claims to be the only analytical and regional news magazine for South Asia, will cease to publish as of November 2016.

Pakistan passes Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill: “The youth of this country is losing hope”

alt informationPakistan’s National Assembly passed a controversial Prevention of Electronics Crimes Bill on Thursday 11 August. The bill will permit the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to manage, remove or block content on the internet.

Bolo Bhi: Pakistan’s cyber crimes bill needs major changes

alt informationThe cyber crimes bill passed by Pakistan’s lower legislative chamber is unacceptable and needs major changes, Bolo Bhi told Index on Censorship.

Qadri’s legacy: Islamabad under siege

alt informationOn 27 March, thousands gathered in Islamabad's twin city Rawalpindi to commemorate the Chehlum of Mumtaz Qadri, marking 40 days since his death.

#IndexAwards2016: Hamid Mir has been targeted for taking on unchallenged power

Since becoming a journalist almost 30 years ago, Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir has had to choose between his life and his career

#IndexAwards2016: Bolo Bhi campaigns against attempts to censor the internet in Pakistan

alt informationBolo Bhi, which means “speak up” in Urdu, is a non-profit run by a powerful all-female team, fighting for internet access, digital security and privacy in Pakistan and around the world

Underground music around the world playlist

alt informationIn some countries, there have been flourishing underground music scenes sprouting up in the last few years, despite a continuing trend of censorship of the arts and governmental suppression

5 countries using anti-terror legislation to muzzle journalists

alt informationThe anti-terror charges against reporters for Vice News in Turkey are not isolated. In recent years, a number of countries have used broad anti-terror laws to restrict the freedom of the press.

#UnsilencingPakistan: A tribute to Sabeen Mahmud

alt information“Tonight, please don’t forget to laugh and dream out loud, that would be the best tribute you could pay to Sabeen”, said Mahenaz Mahmud via video at Unsilencing Pakistan, a Thursday 23 July event co-hosted by Index on Censorship at London’s Conway Hall.

23 July: Unsilencing Pakistan — a tribute to Sabeen Mahmud

alt informationJoin in commemorating and celebrating an extraordinary woman who lost her life working fearlessly for free expression, human rights and social change

#IndexDrawtheLine: How can we balance religious freedom and religious extremism?

alt informationReligious freedom and religious radicalism which leads to extremism has become an increasingly difficult balancing act in the digital age where presenting religious superiority through fear and “terror” is possible both locally and internationally at internet speeds. The ongoing series of beheading videos released by the Islamic State and the showcase of kidnapped school girls by Nigeria’s Boko […]