iWorld

Despite assurances no sign of lifting the ban on YouTube in Pakistan

NEW DELHI: Even as the ban on YouTube in Pakistan is expected to continue with the government unrelenting, the Sindh High Court has issued notices to the information technology secretary, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) chairman and other concerned authorities. The notices are on a petition challenging the ban on video-sharing website.

 

The parties have been asked to file their replies by 12 August according to a Pakistani website.

 

The move was followed by a petition backed by several petitioners stating that PTA had blocked over 1000 websites since September 2012 under the guise of ‘blasphemous content’.

 

They submitted that a ban on the largest video portal on internet affecting badly the students, entrepreneurs, teachers, artists, religious scholars and all those who used the video website for commercial and professional aim.

 

It was stated in the petition that instead of blocking the specific URLs, PTA opted to block the whole platform depriving the citizens of their basic rights. The move isn’t unheard of because many Islamic countries have a system to block those blasphemous content or unwanted web pages on the internet.

 

The petitioner further stated that PTA planning to block even more pages in the future which would cause even more trouble for the people and they pleaded the court to stop PTA from doing this. The court was also requested to declare the censorship on websites including YouTube a deliberate violation of the fundamental rights as protected in the Constitution of Pakistan.

 

Earlier, the Lahore High Court had asked the Pakistan government to resolve the issue.  The Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid and Information Technology Minister Anusha Rehman even assured the court that the ban would be lifted soon, but this has not happened. An assurance that new software for blocking offensive videos would be acquired has also not been fulfilled.

 

This is despite the fact that several artists and media persons have been protesting against the ban for the past two years. 

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/30/amazon02.jpg?itok=amawIEEo
Amazon Prime to air 'Baahubali' animation series

NEW DELHI: The magnum opus 'Baahubali', a film that earned over Rs 6000 million in worldwide box office collections, is now being turned into a new multi-episode animated series titled – "Baahubali: The Lost Legends".

iWorld Video On Demand
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/30/Untitled-1_20.jpg?itok=oZVvajGz

US National Security Council Senior Director,Cyber Policy, Samir Jain

US hails Indian progress in Internet, cyber security

India and the United States are setting up sub working groups on priority areas to provide a mechanism for continued engagement in the areas of Internet of Things, Standards and Electronics and Internet governance.

iWorld eNews
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/30/Untitled-1_14.jpg?itok=5NDHedvX
Arré to reach larger audiences through SonyLiv platform

Leading multi-media, multi-format digital media brand Arré today announced its partnership with digital entertainment platform SonyLIV from Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) to enable users to watch Arré’s latest web series on its web and mobile platforms.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/30/Netflix.jpg?itok=n-krFbzl
Vibrant Indian policy-making will ensure non-discrimination: Netflix APAC MD

NEW DELHI: Netflix is not only upbeat on the Indian market, but feels the vibrancy in policy-making process here will ensure non-discriminatory access to the Internet for all.

iWorld Video On Demand
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/29/Untitled-1_0.jpg?itok=YxPJlqhq
Amazon Prime to premier T-Series new films

Amazon’s intent is very clear: amass content, which gives it an unassailable advantage for its OTT service Amazon Prime Video India. With a war chest of $5 billion, it can well afford to. Cricket and movies is what it is focusing on.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/28/Untitled-1_2.jpg?itok=xnc9UF0B
International roaming incoming calls on Airtel to be free

Bharti Airtel, one of India’s largest telecommunications services provider, today announced the launch of its new international roaming (IR) packs that redefine the value proposition for customers traveling abroad, a communique to the BSE stated.

iWorld Telecom
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/27/Untitled-1_23.jpg?itok=jM3ILIt7
Online security top concern in Asia Pacific: Internet Society survey

Online security is an area that warrants most urgent attention from policymakers, according to a recent Internet Society (IS) survey on Policy Issues in Asia Pacific.

iWorld eNews
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/27/Untitled-1_0.jpg?itok=p9ZWKD1o
Buyers queuing up to buy Twitter; Disney, Microsoft included

Is Twitter up for sale? If the mounting media reports are to be believed, it most likely is. A queue of potential buyers is reportedly is lining up at its corporate doors. Among them: salesforce.com, Alphabet (google’s parent), Microsoft and Disney.

iWorld Social Media
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/26/Untitled-2.jpg?itok=qPwHiN4r
Amazon Prime, Dharma enter licensing deal

Amazon and Dharma Productions today announced a long-term agreement that will make Prime Video India the subscription streaming home for well-known films and upcoming new releases from Dharma Productions.

iWorld Video On Demand

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories