GNI Response to Ordinance Amending PECA in Pakistan

The broadened scope and expanded penalties for critical speech in the Amendments to the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act follow previous concerns GNI has raised about rushed processes for content regulation and undue restrictions on intermediaries providing services in Pakistan.

2022-03-14T19:50:23+00:00March 14, 2022|Categories: feature, intermediary liability, Issues, issues highlight, media releases|Tags: , |

Event Report: Multistakeholder Roundtable on Digital Content Regulation in Pakistan

On 16 July 2020, GNI hosted a multistakeholder roundtable discussion with local experts and policymakers on digital content regulation in Pakistan. The discussion was informed by a forthcoming policy brief from GNI examining content regulation efforts worldwide with a human rights lens.

2020-08-19T03:29:49+00:00August 19, 2020|Categories: feature, intermediary liability, Issues, issues highlight|Tags: , |

GNI in Slate: Network Shutdowns Go Beyond Syria

This piece by David Sullivan originally appeared on Slate’s Future Tense blog: 

On May 7 at 3 p.m., for the second time in six months, Syria’s connection to the global Internet was severed. Web traffic in and out of Syria dropped to zero, according to several monitoring […]

The Global Network Initiative Encourages Companies Not to Respond to Pakistan’s Request for Proposals for an Internet Filtering and Blocking System

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) commends the companies that have made public commitments not to respond to the Government of Pakistan’s request for proposals (RFP) to build and implement a new system for Internet blocking and filtering. GNI member Websense was the first company to […]
2019-01-17T20:25:27+00:00March 12, 2012|Categories: media releases|Tags: , , |

GNI Statement on Pakistan’s Request for Proposals for an Internet Filtering and Blocking System

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is concerned with the Government of Pakistan’s request for proposals (RFP) to build and implement a new system for Internet filtering and blocking. The RFP specifies that the system be capable of blocking “undesirable” content on the scale of up to 50 […]
2019-02-01T15:14:25+00:00March 1, 2012|Categories: media releases|Tags: , |
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