Monat: Juli 2017

Online anonymity as a guaranty to the right to life (Part 2)

Online anonymity as a guaranty to the right to life – A case study of Pakistan (Part 2) Sohail Aftab, Universität Hamburg A victim of identification Qandeel Baloch (born 1990) was a self-made social media celebrity who aggressively used social media for her publicity without any external help from a sponsor, a producer or an advertising agency. In a short period of time she succeeded to attract thousands of followers on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. In her case, she was all in one- a camerawoman, a director and a script writer for her pictures and videos. She was doing...

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Online anonymity as a guaranty to the right to life (Part 1)

Online anonymity as a guaranty to the right to life – A case study of Pakistan (Part 1) Sohail Aftab, Universität Hamburg The regulation of online anonymity is posing a challenge to the policy makers worldwide. It is due the fact that anonymity is regarded as a double edged sword – having great value in terms of freedom of expression as well as potential harms to internet users. The scholarship on the regulation of online speech suggests a balanced approach to uphold constitutional rights at one hand and protect the users on the other hand. There are, however, some...

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