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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 [1] 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 [2] 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.


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[1] Aamir Atta: http://propakistani.pk/2014/05/15/whatsapp-viber-may-get-blocked-in-sindh/

[2] proposed a similar ban: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/10/20/pakistani-web-rallies-against-proposed-ban-on-whatsapp-viber-and-skype/

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