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Islamabad asks for help from Facebook to block online blasphemy
The Government asks for experts to track user comments. The social media giant, however, wants to protect the rights and privacy of its users. The unstated goal is to control the activities of dissidents, including the five intellectuals and bloggers kidnapped last month.
18/04/2017 14:17:00 PAKISTAN
Pakistani Imam call for Asia Bibi’s execution after the lynching of Mardan student
Islamic leaders want the hanging of a Christian mother as a deterrent to mass violence. They believe the behavior of students who killed and tortured one of their colleagues for alleged blasphemy is justifiable. Commission for Justice and Peace: "Universities should teach critical thinking, the virtues of tolerance, coexistence and acceptance."
20/05/2010 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Pakistan: after Facebook, the blasphemy law also blocks YouTube
The Telecommunications Authority decided to close the website that allows the sharing of videos. Behind the decision, the transfer from Facebook to YouTube of material that offends the prophet Muhammad. Some Wikipedia pages also obscured.
Tashkent launches 'state-run Facebook'
Mulogot, Uzbekistan’s first social network, is born. Sponsored by Government, it aims to keep a closer control of Internet users. Activists: Karimov fears Arabic style revolution.
02/01/2018 10:35:00 PAKISTAN
Islamabad, abducted intellectuals acquitted of blasphemy
Bloggers and activists have all fled abroad. Public pressure favours their acquittal. One activist spoke of torture. Demands for an investigation against those who spread "false propaganda".
India: Blog, Facebook and Twitter, the new frontier for evangelization
Fr. Errol Fernandes SJ, an expert in communication and new technologies, says new technologies are among the "best tools" to get in touch with others. Not surprisingly, he notes, Benedict XVI has chosen the theme " Social Networks: portals of truth and faith; new spaces for evangelization " for the next World Day of Social Communications.
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