ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Freedoms and Bans in the Politics of Contemporary Pakistan

YouTube has been banned in Pakistan over a controversial blasphemous fi lm since September 2012. Young Pakistani musicians and advocates have been protesting against the ban claiming it to be political censorship and a human rights violation. However, unless activists climb out of virtual space and challenge the rightwing opposition to reforming the blasphemy law itself, the broader fight for freedom of expression and political liberties will be in vain.

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