Nawaz Sharif Advocates ‘Accountability for Conspirators’ Against PML-N Government

In a recent development, Nawaz Sharif, the leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), has once again underscored the imperative of holding accountable those responsible for his removal from the prime minister’s office in 2017, as reported by The News International on Thursday. Speaking at a parliamentary board meeting in Lahore, Nawaz emphasized that his … Read more

Navigating Internet Governance: Insights from Google’s Vinton Cerf

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In the realm of internet governance, Vinton Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, emphasizes the importance of a multi-stakeholder approach when navigating challenging situations. According to Cerf, the collaboration of the private sector, individual civil society, government entities, and the technical community is crucial in establishing frameworks that ensure a well-governed internet for the benefit … Read more

Internet Shutdowns in India: A Double-Edged Sword for Democracy

Internet Shutdowns in India: A Double-Edged Sword for Democracy

In the realm of digital advancements, India stands as a pioneer with the world’s largest biometric ID database, an innovative digital payment system, and a flagship space and satellite program. However, this technological prowess comes with a double-edged sword as authorities resort to internet shutdowns in times of political unrest or sectarian violence, disrupting the … Read more

Leveraging the Belt and Road Initiative for Unprecedented Internet Development in Less Developed Nations

Leveraging the Belt and Road Initiative for Unprecedented Internet Development in Less Developed Nations

In the digital age, the connectivity landscape is undergoing a profound transformation, and the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is emerging as a catalyst for unprecedented internet development in less developed countries. This initiative, spearheaded by the Chinese government, transcends mere infrastructural projects; it is a strategic blueprint for fostering global economic integration. In this … Read more

Digital Disruption: Yemen’s Internet Saga Unraveled

Digital Disruption: Yemen's Internet Saga Unraveled

Amidst the conflict-ravaged expanse of Yemen, internet connectivity suffered a sudden and prolonged collapse last Friday. Officials later attributed the outage to unannounced “maintenance work,” occurring in the aftermath of attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on both Israel and the United States. The outage, commencing early on Friday, brought all traffic to a standstill at … Read more