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Pakistani Court Rules on Internet Cencorship: Unconstitutional

Fluffeh (1273756) writes | more than 2 years ago

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Fluffeh writes "It looks like some Pakistanis are taking on "the man". With plans laid by the Pakistani Government that could sink up to fifty million webites that it isn't a fan of, Pakistanis took the matter to court — which ruled that such action by the government was unconstitutional. Reporters without Borders was however a little more skeptical "The high court’s ruling, if respected, would make it impossible for the government to introduce any nationwide website filtering system.

While welcoming the ruling, which penalizes the lack of transparency in the PTA’s past website blocking, Reporters Without Borders calls for vigilance because the PTA could try to circumvent it by devising a constitutional procedure based on the anti-blasphemy law and national security provisions. ""

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