Broken promises: Pakistan announces plans to launch censorship firewall, possibly with Chinese tech

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5 February 2013

Broken promises: Pakistan announces plans to launch censorship firewall, possibly with Chinese tech

Author: Access

New mechanisms to censor websites and filter mobile communications could come online in Pakistan, possibly within 60 days, according to government officials in the country and activists on the ground...[Sana] Saleem [of BoloBhi]...[has] called out Chinese firms ZTE and Huawei, both major global telecommunications equipment makers, as having aided censorship in Libya and Iran and possibly being involved in Pakistan’s new firewall...[the Resource Centre invited ZTE and Huawei to respond. ZTE response below. Huawei did not respond]

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Company non-response
5 February 2013

Huawei Technologies did not respond to: Govt. moving ahead with plans for internet censorship firewall, "possibly with Chinese tech".

Company response
5 February 2013

ZTE response to Access statement on Pakistan firewall

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