The campaign against the E-Crime Bill 2007 begins
For two hours yesterday, Barrister Zahid Jamil scared the living daylights out of everyone who showed up at T2F for the session on the E-Crime Bill 2007. We had heard rumors about this draconian Bill but it wasn’t until all the arcane legalese was presented in “normal” language, that we actually “got it”.
The E-Crime Bill is BAD NEWS. Please do not be misled by the letter “E” and dismiss this Bill as some kind of “techie thing”. The E-Crime Bill 2007 affects film-makers, journalists, home-makers, accountants, bankers, graphic designers, teachers, lawyers, consultants, poets, et al: It affects every Pakistani who uses a computer or a mobile phone.
We are gathering at T2F again on Saturday 8th September at 4:00 pm to produce bite-sized videos and podcasts that will be uploaded on YouTube, blogs, and other media to kick-start a citizen-led movement against the E-Crime Bill 2007. We urge you to show up, understand the issue, and then join us in our protests and action against this dastardly Bill. If you are a film-maker, video editor, writer, graphic designer, or animator, PLEASE join us as we need to communicate this issue effectively to the public, in Urdu and English. Apologies for the short notice but we need to ACT NOW.
Date: Saturday, 8th September, 2007
Time: 4:00 pm onwards
Venue: The Second Floor 6-C, Prime Point Building, Phase 7, Khayaban-e-Ittehad, DHA, Karachi Phone: 538-9273 | 0300-823-0276 | firstname.lastname@example.org
* The above post has been sent out by Sabeen Mahmud
Teeth Maestro has covered yesterday’s event and parts of the proposed Bill.
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