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Sources and data on digital participation in Pakistan

The #speakup barometer Pakistan research made use of a number of secondary sources on Internet infrastructure, media and journalism, digital rights and innovation that are compiled in this overview.

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Digital technologies in Pakistan: Pakistani vendors use computers to upload music and video files in Faisalabad

Access

Pakistan Today, 2018. Pakistan’s mobile internet users stand at 21 percent of the population: Report
https://profit.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/04/21/pakistans-mobile-internet-stand-at-21-percent-of-the-population-report/

Freedom House, 2018. Freedom on the Net Report
https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-net/2018/pakistan

Dawn, 2017. PHC declares provincial sales tax on internet services legal.
https://www.dawn.com/news/1319595

Access Now, 2018. Pakistan shuts down the internet three times in one week.
https://www.accessnow.org/pakistan-shuts-down-the-internet-three-times-in-one-week/

Bytes for All, 2018. Verdict: Islamabad High Court declares network disconnections as illegal.
https://bytesforall.pk/post/verdict-islamabad-high-court-declares-network-disconnections-illegal

Tribune, 2018. IHC allows cellular service suspension for time being
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1665210/1-ihc-allows-cellular-service-suspension-time

Digital Rights Foundation, 2017. Press Release: DRF and NetBlocks find blanket and nation-wide ban on social media in Pakistan and demand it to be lifted immediately.
https://digitalrightsfoundation.pk/press-release-drf-and-netblocks-find-blanket-and-nation-wide-ban-on-social-media-in-pakistan-and-demand-it-to-be-lifted-immediately

Bytes for All, 2015.Security v Access: The Impact of Mobile Network Shutdowns, Case Study: Telenor Pakistan.
https://bytesforall.pk/publication/network-shutdowns-pakistan

Open signal, 2018. The State of LTE (February 2018).
https://www.opensignal.com/reports/2018/02/state-of-lte

Tech Juice, 2018. PTA unveils plan to test 5G in Pakistan next year.
https://www.techjuice.pk/pta-unveils-plan-to-test-5g-in-pakistan-next-year

Dawn, 2019. Talks to bring PayPal to Pakistan underway: Asad Umar
https://www.dawn.com/news/1463195

Daily Times, 2016. PM inaugurates Pakistan-China Fiber Optic project.
https://dailytimes.com.pk/81414/pm-to-inaugurate-fiber-optic-project-in-gilgit-baltistan/

 

Digital Rights

Facebook, 2018. Content Restrictions Based on Local Law 
https://transparency.facebook.com/content-restrictions

AFP, 2018: Twitter warns global users their tweets violate Pakistani law
https://news.yahoo.com/twitter-warns-global-users-tweets-violate-pakistani-law-051409379.html?guccounter=1

Reuters, 2018. Twitter warns Pakistan rights activists over government criticism.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-twitter/twitter-warns-pakistan-rights-activists-over-government-criticism-idUSKCN1NH1J

Dawn, 2019. Govt not behind complaint to Twitter regarding lawyer Reema Omer's tweet: info minister
https://www.dawn.com/news/1459300

Government of Pakistan, 2016.Electronic Crimes Law. http://www.na.gov.pk/uploads/documents/1470910659_707.pdf

Geo TV, 2016. ISI to take action against cyber crimes breaching national security. https://www.geo.tv/latest/118292-Govt-accepts-ISIs-role-in-taking-action-against-cyber-crimes

Dawn 2017. FIA launches crackdown on ‘anti-army campaigners’.
https://www.dawn.com/news/1334626/fia-launches-crackdown-on-anti-army-campaigners

The Telegraph, 2018. Two Christian brothers sentenced to death for web blasphemy in Pakistan. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/18/two-christian-brothers-sentenced-death-web-blasphemy-pakistan/

The Guardian, 2017. Facebook was where Pakistan could debate religion. Now it's a tool to punish 'blasphemers'.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/19/facebook-pakistan-blasphemy-laws-censorship

RT, 2017. Millions of Pakistanis sent govt blasphemy warning by text (PHOTO).
https://www.rt.com/news/387910-pakistan-text-messages-blasphemy

The Nation, 2017. FIA releases ads against ‘social media blasphemers’.
https://nation.com.pk/11-Mar-2017/fia-releases-advertisement-against-social-media-blasphemers

Lobe Log, 2017. Blasphemy: The Unpardonable Offense.
https://lobelog.com/blasphemy-the-unpardonable-offense

RT, 2017. ‘Skull caved in’: Pakistani journalism student beaten to death for ‘blasphemy’.
https://www.rt.com/news/384653-pakistan-student-beaten-to-death-journalism/

Dawn, 2018. Faisal Raza Abidi arrested outside Supreme Court.
https://www.dawn.com/news/1438095

Herald, 2019. How social media has become a war zone for competing narratives.
https://herald.dawn.com/news/1398759

Dawn, 2017. No evidence found against bloggers accused of blasphemy, FIA tells court.
https://www.dawn.com/news/1378262

Digital Rights Foundation, 2017. Surveillance Of Female Journalists In Pakistan.
https://digitalrightsfoundation.pk/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Surveillance-of-Female-Journalists-in-Pakistan-1.pdf

The Wire, 2017. Study in Pakistan Finds 40% Women Harassed Online .
https://thewire.in/economy/pakistan-online-womenharassment

Dawn, 2018. Over 14m users’ data compromised in Careem cyber attack.
https://www.dawn.com/news/1403533

Dawn, 2018. 'Almost all' Pakistani banks hacked in security breach, says FIA cybercrime head.   
https://www.dawn.com/news/1443970

Dawn, 2017.  Virus attack: Land record services suspended in Punjab.
https://www.dawn.com/news/1334613

 

Media and Journalism

Heinrich Boell Foundation, 2018. Pakistan’s cybercrime law: boon or bane?
https://www.boell.de/en/2018/02/07/pakistans-cybercrime-law-boon-or-bane

News Line Magazine, 2019. Dial ‘PMRA’ for a Muzzled Media.
https://newslinemagazine.com/magazine/dial-pmra-for-a-muzzled-media/

Dawn, 2017. No evidence found against bloggers accused of blasphemy, FIA tells court.
https://www.dawn.com/news/1378262c

Nayadaur TV
https://www.nayadaur.tv/

Nayadaur TV, 2019. Electronic media’s doomsday has arrived. Will newsrooms and journalists adapt to meet this challenge?
https://www.nayadaur.tv/2019/02/electronic-medias-doomsday-has-arrived-will-newsrooms-and-journalists-adapt-to-meet-this-challenge/

 

Society

The Guardian, 2017. Facebook was where Pakistan could debate religion. Now it's a tool to punish 'blasphemers'.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/19/facebook-pakistan-blasphemy-laws-censorship

Buzz Feed, 2019. This Woman Found Revenge Porn On Google Drive — And Now She's Fighting Back.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nishitajha/revenge-porn-pakistan-google-drive

The Diplomat, 2018. The Challenges of Pakistan's Female Journalists.
https://thediplomat.com/2018/07/the-challenges-of-pakistans-female-journalists/

Global Voices Advocacy, 2018. Media censorship surrounds the Pashtun rights movement in Pakistan. https://advox.globalvoices.org/2018/05/01/media-censorship-surrounds-the-pashtun-rights-movement-in-pakistan/

The Diplomat, 2019. Pakistan’s Twitter Crackdown.
https://thediplomat.com/2019/01/pakistans-twitter-crackdown/

The News, 2018. Pakistan No 1 in Facebook content censorship.
https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/395159-pakistan-no-1-in-facebook-content-censorship

Pakistan Today, 2018. Pakistan behind India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh in digital literacy.                                 
https://profit.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/07/18/pakistan-behind-india-sri-lanka-bangladesh-in-digital-literacy/

 

Innovation

Ideagist Pakistan, 2018. List of Startup Accelerators, Incubators, and Venture Capital Firms in Pakistan
https://ideagist.com/list-of-startup-accelerators-and-incubators-in-pakistan/

We Create Center Pakistan, 2019.
http://pakistan.wecreatecenter.com/

Code for Pakistan, 2019.
http://codeforpakistan.org/

Daily Pakistan, 2018. ITU announces Center for Civic Innovation to address local problems
https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/technology/itu-announces-center-for-civic-innovation-to-address-local-problems/

Digital Rights Foundation Pakistan Research, 2019.
https://digitalrightsfoundation.pk/work/research/

Aurora, 2016. Creating a ‘Buzz’.
https://aurora.dawn.com/news/1141618

 

The #speakup barometer is a DW Akademie project that examines the connection between digital participation, freedom of expression and access to information. Learn more at www.dw.com/barometer 

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