Bytes for All (B4A)
Articles by Bytes for All (B4A)

Bytes for All said banning the popular social media platform is “detrimental to the fundamental rights of the citizens, including the right to freedom of expression, access to information, and the economic and cultural rights of Pakistani citizens.”

The ongoing suspension of human rights and no access to basic needs, including food, health and security in Jammu and Kashmir is a growing cause of concern for numerous organisations around the world.

Escalating conflict in India administered Jammu and Kashmir state led to a communication blackout and the curtailment of rights.

Education and peace activists hold signs on the streets of Peshawar, Pakistan, 24 February 2017, pxhere

Pakistan has rejected the registration of more than a dozen international non-government organizations

Employees of an online marketplace company are seen at work in Karachi, Pakistan, 19 November 2015, ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images

A new Bytes for All report warns about the “Dangers of Digital Surveillance”.

Pakistani youth watch a cricket match on a mobile phone in Islamabad, Pakistan, on 18 June 2017, FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images

The landmark ruling declared the network shutdown as illegal and a disproportionate response to security threats.

During a protest in Lahore, Pakistani members of civil society hold images of bloggers who have disappeared, 12 January 2017, Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

These threats are discussed in Bytes for All’s yearly publication known as the “Internet Landscape of Pakistan”.

26 year old Pakistani journalist Zeenat Shahzadi was kidnapped off the streets of Lahore in August 2015. , Facebook

Journalist Zeenat Shahzadi was recently recovered from a kidnapping. Rather than releasing her to her family, the Pakistani government is arbitrarily holding her in custody.