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Youtube accessible with local version

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: YouTube is now accessible throughout Pakistan with a new PK trademark.The Youtube PK, which is believed to be a local version is accessible throughout the country without any proxy or VPN. Localised versions of the website is not something new, Google’s subsidiary, Youtube has been offering local contents with an option of local language in many parts of the world.Local version presents country specific popular content on home page and the most watched content surface…Read More

YouTube launches local versions in Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, offering a tailored video experience to users

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article image Press Release: YouTube announced that it has just launched localised versions in Nepal,Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. This launch provides Internet users in those countries with a more tailored YouTube experience to find high quality local content so they can be informed, entertained, educated and inspired by content for their own culture and language, while continuing to access the wide array of content on the world’s largest online video platform. Now, users visiting…Read More

YouTube accessible despite regular ban

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: After a ban of almost three years, video sharing website Youtube is now accessible in many parts of the country despite ban on the website. The cities where the site is operational include Karachi, Islamabad and Rawalpindi. YouTube has been blocked in Pakistan since September, 2012, when the website management turned down the Pakistani government’s request to block the blasphemous video Innocence of Muslims’ for local viewership. However, the Pakistan…Read More

Ban on YouTube likely to be scraped soon

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STAFF REPORT LHR: The ban on YouTube may be lifted in Pakistanis in near future as the newly installed government has declared it as one of its top priorities to restore YouTube with proper filtration of blasphemous and pornographic contenand through assertive talks with Google.Pakistan had banned YouTube on September 17, 2012 after the site hosted clips from a sacrilegious film deemed blasphemous by Muslims across the world. The film, Innocence of Muslims’ triggered massive street protests in…Read More

Govt doing nothing to resolve YouTube issue: Siraj

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Since blocking the YouTube five months ago in the wake of protests across the country over a blasphemous movie, the government has done practically nothing to either get the objectionable content removed from the website or open access to its non-controversial pages for millions of internet users.According to experts, Pakistan needs to sign the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) with the US before asking the America-based company Google (which owns the YouTube) to remove the…Read More

Mish and ling the YouTube issue!

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ACCORDING TO a recent report compiled to assess how much the months-long ban on YouTube has impacted academic re- search in Pakistan, academics have not been affected by it, which is not a surprise considering that many don’t even take it seriously. A lot of people who are interested have been forced to use proxy websites to access the site, but this is not the solution to the bigger problem of Internet censorship for which the freedom activists are struggling. YouTube has many official…Read More

Alternative to YouTube

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A LOT of people are arguing about the ban on YouTube. I would rather say that it is time for some entrepreneurs in Pakistan to come forward and start a video sharing website where people can upload videos.As far as the availability of the technical and international content is concerned, the more people would use it, the more contents we would have.Anyone who has some video that can be helpful should upload that for others to use it.So, when the market is set and the need is identified why not…Read More

Ban on YouTube vs students

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THIS REFERS to the ban on YouTube by the PTA on the advice of the government.Even though violence after the release of the blasphemous video on YouTube is condemnable, it must be realised that the ban on YouTube has adverse effects on students.I use YouTube for my MBA studies. As a result of this ban in Pakistan, informative and academic videos are not available to aspirants of higher education as well.By banning YouTube, we are effectively prohibiting spread of knowledge and information. By…Read More

Lifting ban on YouTube

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THE FEDERAL government should lift the ban on YouTube. Many people, especially students, are suffering because of this ban. Some of these students seek YouTube help to complete their academic assignments. Would it not be better to educate people to inculcate self-discipline and self-control so that they restrain themselves from watching the movie in question? The government should adopt a proper regulatory mechanism to handle such a situation in future. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority…Read More