Pakistan Named Among Enemies of Internet Freedom

Privacy and freedom on the internet are major topics of discussion nowadays. Governments around the world are trying to gain more control over what their citizens access. They are also passing laws that make it legal for them to spy on anyone and everyone without a warrant or just cause.

Edward Snowden was a whistle-blower who brought the attention of the world on the programs in place by the US and UK governments to spy on a national and international scale. Unfortunately, that has done little to deter them. Not only are countries like China and Russia trying harder to actively use the internet as a weapon, they are being joined by so called democracies like US, India as well as Pakistan.

The following infographic details all the countries and the corresponding agencies that are a threat to internet freedom. A scale of 0-100 is used where 0 is most free and 100 is least free.

Enemies-of-the-Internet

Note: The infographic has been prepared by WhoIsHostingThis

Talal is a Director and the Editor in Chief at ProPakistani.


  • Umair Sharif

    Pakistan Hackers groups: Please paste this infographic on PTA site.

    • Moon

      you want the gay website reopened again.?? how gayish

      • Umair Sharif

        Block all gay sites, as many as they like. I only want youtube, and do not want snooping on my calls and messages. All the survaillance and blocking and filtering has added a lot of latency to the Internet. I want that gone.

        But sadly it seems that you are from PTA, and you chose to say only one thing out of the whole scenario. Shows whats going on in ur mind.

      • Taha Najam

        Haha, first time I’m hearing about it. And looks like it’s already been taken down.

      • Taha Najam

        Haha, first time I’m hearing about it. And looks like it’s already been taken down.

      • tungi

        since u r not from the civilized world u wudnt knw that in the west ever community has been given their freedom of choice to view anything they like! primitve mind in the gutter

  • Umair Sharif

    Nobody mentioned the use of Kingfisher. Strange.

    • FinFisher

      It’s FinFisher

      • Umair Sharif

        Ah yes. You are right. Finfisher.

  • Muhammad Ashraf

    Every country who finds a material on internet which opposes to their national interest, ethical values then definitely those materials will be blocked by the government.

  • Prince Ali

    lol dude do u think goverment care about ethical stuff A BIG NO!!! they just have their interests !!youtube is blocked ok but y not google??(google owns youtube) simply cuz u have nothing else todo without google even if it has bad content!!!! hypocrisy in the mean time dailymotion and other websites are having good bussiness (think) i hope its easy to understand!!!

    • Bilal Iqbal

      Google dont have content but tells a way to the contents.. like a motorway..not destination…

    • Bilal Iqbal

      Google dont have content but tells a way to the contents.. like a motorway..not destination…

    • Bilal Iqbal

      Google dont have content but tells a way to the contents.. like a motorway..not destination…

      • Shahid Saleem

        So, what is Google Blogger and Google Groups? they have unIslamic contents.

        • Bilal Iqbal

          O my dear… i was talking about SEARCH ENGINE.not other services which includes youtube having largest video collection.and what not…so please…it was not 4 u at all.. :)

          • Shahid Saleem

            Google is a company that has search service, blogging, videos, pictures, mailing lists, etc etc. Only search does not have blasphemy.

            • Bilal Iqbal

              I know my dear.. it was just a reply to prince who was talking about blockage of youtube and google in some other context.. nothing more..

  • Danish Mughal

    So Pakistan is named “enemy of internet freedom” for stopping p0rn websites, [email protected] portals and platforms which hurt the sentiments of 180 million people. WOW.

    The World must ensure that we Pakistanis don’t enjoy “full freedom on internet”. We are disastrous enough to make this virtual world a HELL. :P

  • Ahmed Habib

    Well blocking content against our religion is crime, then I will be the first one to feel pride on commiting this crime!!!

    Every owner and guardian of the home will always like to retain control over what home mates see. For example, what if daughter start seeing the skirt fashion???

    Why dont you block humaima, ayesha omer and mathira to name some?? These girls are bull shit of oyr society.

    • Palaupakistani

      daughter to bacha lo or khud porn aur larkian check out kr lo! hypocrite

  • Haseeb

    US which is least is actually the most privacy breach gov who owns all data (Google, Facebook, Apple)

  • Ahmed Haseeb

    Blocking any content is against our religion you moron. Go and study it

  • Ahmed Haseeb

    Blocking any content is against our religion you moron. Go and study it

  • Bilal Aahil

    VPN <— always keep it on. it helps.
    and did i mention sometimes Play-store on Android doesn't work at all cos of this crap?
    we don't have access to the most active video platform [YouTube] and occasionally some of google sites act up cos of this filtering.

  • Bilal Aahil

    VPN <— always keep it on. it helps.
    and did i mention sometimes Play-store on Android doesn't work at all cos of this crap?
    we don't have access to the most active video platform [YouTube] and occasionally some of google sites act up cos of this filtering.

  • Bilal Aahil

    VPN <— always keep it on. it helps.
    and did i mention sometimes Play-store on Android doesn't work at all cos of this crap?
    we don't have access to the most active video platform [YouTube] and occasionally some of google sites act up cos of this filtering.

  • Shahid Saleem

    This is what Amir Atta wrote on this very website in 2011/06/03:

    Those who think it’s internet censoring, its not. If someone believes that porn is his/her right to view/read – you’re a looser then

    Well, after two years of Youtube blocked and all other sites “accidentally banned” like disqus (fastly CDN), imdb, mobypictures, rolling stone magazine, some pages on wikipedia, etc.

    The filtering system is used for censorship, pure and simple.

  • Khalid Yaldram

    i have no idea why our generation like be ‘GANDU’ for GAY sites