Internet Censorship in Pakistan

Pakistan has a long history of censorship, from banning certain issues of magazines to shutting down newspapers and jailing journalists. In the early 2000’s internet usage took off in Pakistan, bringing it to the attention of the government. Sadly, the government has been trying to restrict access to the internet by monitoring and filtering all internet traffic, in the process slowing internet speed for everyone, and violating basic rights, as specified in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which Pakistan is a signatory to.

See the Wikipedia article for a good overview of Internet Censorship in Pakistan.


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