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Internet Policy Observatory Pakistan

Quetta, Pakistan
Joined June 2018

Fostering the development of Internet in Pakistan.

Presence in: Pakistan
Focus: Access to Information, Citizenship, Corruption, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Governance, Women's Rights

POP (Internet Policy Observatory Pakistan) conducts public interest research on ICT policy and regulation in Pakistan. It provides researchers, governments, regulators, operators, multilateral institutions, development agencies and community organizations with the information and analysis required to develop innovative and appropriate policies for modern age digital technologies. iPOP contributes to the gathering of up to date ICT data and establish repository of information for furthering research and policy formulation on Internet Regulation, Surveillance, Privacy, Net-Neutrality, Media Regulation and Freedom of Expression. The Observatory also aims to promote interaction between researchers, activists, academics and institutions for conducting public interest ICT policy research and campaigns.

Our Vision

Fostering the development of Internet in Pakistan.

Mission

Promote policies for open and transparent Information Communication Technologies for everyone in Pakistan by researching technological, social and political trends in Internet Policy.

To help achieve our mission: Internet Policy Observatory Pakistan (iPOP) seeks to deepen understanding of the following:

  • The Evolution of mechanisms and processes that affect domestic Internet policies.
  • The legal, political, economic, international and social factors that influence the implementation, or non-implementation, of such policies;
  • The voice of citizens in domestic Internet and Media Policy processes and controls;
  • Promotes professional development and build community to foster participation and leadership in areas important to the evolution of the Internet;
  • Promote free exchange of ideas and information using digital technologies;
  • Highlight emerging threats, opportunities and new thinking for Internet growth.
  • Build strategies and partnership across stakeholder groups for the creation of strategic coalitions on identified issues.

People Associated With This Organization

Arzak Khan

Pakistan  
Internet Policy Observatory Pakistan
Joined June 2018
Interests: Citizenship, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Governance
Arzak Khan is internet governance and cyber security expert having extensive experience in ICTs, e-governance project management of globally recognized identity management and social safety net programs. He is also founder of Internet Policy Observatory Pakistan a leading think tank providing researchers, governments, regulators, operators, multilateral institutions, development agencies and community organizations with the information and analysis required to develop innovative and south centric policies for modern age cyber technologies.
Arzak Khan is the network champion (main point of contact) for Internet Policy Observatory Pakistan.

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