Internet filtering and online censorship is increasingly becoming a norm in the country. In the name of national security, war on terror, religious morality and indecency, the Government of Pakistan has been hyperactive in curtailing means of communications, expression and information access over the Internet spanning larger digital communications sphere. Continue reading
Surveillance technologies such as FinFisher curb freedom of expression, are anti-democracy, and infringe upon civil liberties.
Lending support to B4A’s Access Is My Right campaign and struggle against Net Censorship and online blanket bans on the citizens’ right to access of information, communication and freedom of expression, world renowned nuclear physicist, defence analyst, activist and academic Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy shares his comments.
Communication blocks are the fundamental rights of citizens in any democratic country.
Governments who do not trust their citizens police their thoughts and access to information through shackles of ruthless censorship.
When you share private information online, you leave behind a trail of footprints into your life. Be absolutely sure to keep personal information truly personal when you decide to use it for account recovery purposes.
While cyber stalking is a threat that poses potential dangers, the fear of being targeted becomes a hurdle in allowing innocent users of social platforms access the internet and reap its benefits.
It is essential to recognize the dangers and prepare for them accordingly by all users of the internet, especially women, who are at a greater risk of facing harassment.
Violence against women over the internet is as rampant as it is offline. But you can play a role in isolating it into oblivion by recognizing its various forms and speaking up against it.
Remember that allowing abuse to flourish can take away your fundamental right to access the internet and reap its unlimited benefits for personal, social and professional progress.