Tag: Censorship

  • Discussion with one of the UniLever’s Reality Show particpants, an eye witness to Saad Khan’s tragic death

    This report was posted by Fahad Siddiqui the admin from the Facebook Group Say NO to Reality Shows As promised, we are now publishing a conversation with one of the contestants / eyewitness of the Clear Man show. For confidentiality purpose we can not disclose the names of the people who were involved in this…

  • Presdient Zardari orders GEO shutdown: Letter by MIR

    Geo News, Pakistan’s highest viewership TV channel, is not being seen by most of the country due to orders by President Zardari. Orders have been given to all cable operators to shut down GEO News transmission and or to place the channel towards the end of the cable frequency where most of the TV sets…

  • PTA Blocks websites with Salman Taseer’s pictures ‘Harmful for the integrity of the Country’

    Its being reported that PTA has recently blocked six specific URL’s in Pakistan deeming them “harmful for the integrity of the country“. These websites are blocked for carrying a certain set of pictures containing Salman Taseer, The Governor of Punjab & his family.  The PTA is said to have complied upon the request from the…

  • Geo News Blocked in Sindh

    Its just being reported that Geo News transmission has been blocked in certain areas of Karachi – I personally can verify that the Geo News feed on Worldcall is dead, while the GeoTv website has this to report KARACHI: Geo Network’s transmission has been stopped in most parts of Karachi. Cable operators blocked the transmission…

  • Reporters Without Borders question GEO blockage in UAE

    RSF issues an immediate press release questioning the blockage of Capital Talk and Meray Mutabiq on GEO tv PAKISTAN-UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Dubai-based satellite TV station GEO News censored again Reporters Without Borders calls on the governments of Pakistan and United Arab Emirates to explain how GEO News, a Pakistani privately-owned TV station that broadcasts by…

  • Capital Talk & Meray Mutabiq blocked in UAE

    Reports are coming in that Hamid Mir’s Capital Talk and Dr. Shahid Masood’s Merey Mutabiq on GEO both programs have been banned by UAE govt.  Hamid Mir on Aaj says it is because of Rehman Malik What’s the latest gossip? And why? It truly irks me to see Rehman Malik interfering with Pakistans affairs

  • Geo News blocked in Karachi – MQM election rigging allegations

    It is being reported throughout the city of Karachi that Geo News was suddenly taken off-air during the Capital Talk show where Ansar Abbasi stated that MQM won the election due to massive rigging. This statement apparently aggravated the leadership in Karachi forcing the channel off-air in Karachi. More updates to follow First updated on…

  • YouTube Blocked again in Pakistan

    It is being reported on the mailing list for the Society Against Internet Censorship in Pakistan that YouTube is yet again being blocked here in Pakistan. Though no notification has yet surfaced from the the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority but most users are reporting a total blackout showing error pages while accessing youtube.com A little investigation…

  • Internet Service Provider shuts down Anti-Islamic Dutch Film website

    Network Solutions, the host of Geert Wilders website for hosting his Anti-Islamic Video has shut down the website after receiving numerous complaints against it. The following text appeared on the offending website This site has been suspended while Network Solutions is investigating whether the site’s content is in violation of the Network Solutions Acceptable Use…

  • Pakistan-wide censorship results in 2-hour YouTube Global Shutdown

    Yesterday in a funny yet serious incident youtube was knocked off-line for over two hours and in a comedy of events the blame goes squarely on our beloved Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and their attempt to censor the offending video of the Dutch (Right-Wing) Politician Geert Wilders. Yesterday we had reported that the offending video has…

  • Blasphemous YouTube video removed due to TOS violation

    We have just been informed that the blasphemous youtube video has been removed from the youtube servers for violating the Terms and conditions of Youtube, this video had been the cause of censorship of the entire youtube domain in Pakistan as enforced by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority I hope this development can convince the PTA…

  • TWA Internet backbone blocks only Blasphemous video URL

    Yesterday all Internet users in Pakistan were up in arms protesting the sudden censorship of the entire Youtube.com domain. A number of theories circulated which ranged from vote rigging videos to the cartoon video containing the blasphemous images disgracing our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Pakistan Telecommunication Authority the appointed monitoring agency had issued a notification blocking…

  • Media Restrictions Undermine Election: Human Rights Watch

    Human Rights Watch issues a statement on the restriction on the media, similarly Hamid Mir also shared his concerns just a day earlier in a letter to journalists of PFUJ. Threats and censorship against the independent media, bias in state television, and a widespread ban on live broadcasting are limiting the public’s right to information…

  • Hamid Mir shares his concerns about the restricted media

    Mr. Hamid Mir, a very prominent anchor of Geo TV who was banned from appearing on any TV show after the emergency shares his feelings in this letter submitted after the press conference he had on the invitation of Pakistan Federal Union Journalists . Its a must read specially if you want to understand whats…

  • Wiredpakistan.com blocked in Pakistan

    WiredPakistan.com a technology blog and the forum run by KO for the past year has in a very astonishing development come under the censorship umbrella as per the directive issued by Network Operations Center at the Pakistan Internet Exchange. A careful watch has been setup to monitor which ISP’s comply with this directive and as…