- Global Voices - http://globalvoicesonline.org -
Pakistan's Sindh Province Still Wants to Censor WhatsApp, Viber and Skype
Written by Rezwan On 19 May 2014 @ 12:25 pm | 1 Comment
In Citizen Media, Digital Activism, English, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Human Rights, Law, Pakistan, Quick Reads, South Asia, Technology
Aamir Atta  at ProPakistani reports quoting local media houses that social media applications like WhatsApp, Viber and Skype may be blocked in Pakistan's Sindh province to maintain law and order. The Sindh government had proposed a similar ban  in October last year, citing security concerns.
However, experts say because a majority of IP addresses in Pakistan aren't city-specific or province-specific, so a blockade of social media content is not likely possible.
Article printed from Global Voices: http://globalvoicesonline.org
URL to article: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/05/19/pakistans-sindh-province-still-wants-to-censor-whatsapp-viber-and-skype/
URLs in this post:
 Aamir Atta: http://propakistani.pk/2014/05/15/whatsapp-viber-may-get-blocked-in-sindh/
 proposed a similar ban: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/10/20/pakistani-web-rallies-against-proposed-ban-on-whatsapp-viber-and-skype/
Licensed Creative Commons Attribution, 2008 Global Voices Online. See attribution policy for details: http://globalvoicesonline.org/about/global-voices-attribution-policy