Bytes for All (B4A)

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Lahore, Pakistan, 16 April 2021. Supporters of the Islamist political party Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) block a street during a protest after their leader was detained following his calls for the expulsion of the French ambassador, ARIF ALI/AFP via Getty Images

Bytes For All condemns social media suspension across Pakistan

Social media sites were suspended to counter the protests from the members and allies of a religious group in Pakistan.

Christian devotees take part in a mass at a church in Lahore, Pakistan, 2 April 2021, ARIF ALI/AFP via Getty Images

Pakistan: Online hatred pushing minorities to the periphery

A new report by Bytes for All features detailed research of social media conversations spreading hate speech directed at faith-based minorities in Pakistan.

Pakistan: ‘Inappropriate’ Twitter trends, cyber armies and the role of political parties

Bytes for All criticized offensive online trends targeting women members of political families. It noted that cyber armies of political parties are accountable for this disturbing online content.

Pakistan ban on TikTok ‘undemocratic, unacceptable’

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.”

A call to restore freedom of expression and all civil, political and economic rights of Kashmiris by organisations worldwide

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.

India: Democratic rights must be respected and protected in Jammu and Kashmir

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: Civil Society asks government to revisit its INGO registration policy

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

Pakistan: Journalists and activists increasingly self-censor due to rampant surveillance

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