Media continues to suffer crackdown as political parties look the other way

وزیر اطلاعات فواد چوہدری نے حال ہی میں سوشل میڈیا پر کریک ڈاؤن کا اعلان کیا ہے۔ اس اعلان کے بعد ایف آئی اے…

Raza Rumi says that Pakistani electronic media promoted extremism

Raza Rumi’s take on how media in Pakistan has promoted extremism. He asserts that the attitudes prevalent in social media is similar to that…

‘In My Own Words’: Did We Kill The Messenger?

October 23, 2018: ‘In My Own Words’: Did We Kill The Messenger? https://soundcloud.com/ithacan-main/in-my-own-words-did-we-kill-the-messenger All month we’ll be bringing you a little something different here at…

Govt is digging own grave by muzzling online freedoms

The ongoing campaign against digital media is an extension of the established patterns of how the state – including elected government – can muzzle…

Dissent is not blasphemy

Last week, a bizarre public notice issued by the federal investigation agency (FIA) appealed to the general public to provide evidence about social media…

Social media: Good, bad and the ugly

Despite the threats and risks, the Internet has provided a useful platform for people-to-people contacts. It has also facilitated issue-based engagement among South Asians…

Social media and Pakistan – prospects and possibilities

When I started to blog, almost by accident, a few Pakistani bloggers were found in cyberspace. Within half a decade the number has multiplied…

Developments around Taseer killing disturb liberal Pakistanis

Islamabad, Jan 5 The emergence of Facebook pages eulogising the assassin of Governor Salmaan Taseer and praise from Islamic clerics for the killer have…

Blog it out

Published in The News Haneya H. Zuberi writes on how the influx of blogs has made writers — or bloggers — out of the…

Pakistan loses young Facebook friends

Raza Rumi was quoted by the Australian  The Lahore High Court banned access to the social networking site on Wednesday after conservative Islamic lawyers…

Pakistan seethes on Twitter, Blackberry ban

I was quoted here and here Islamabad : Pakistanis are hopping mad following the ban on social networking sites Facebook and Twitter and the blocking…

Beyond censorship

Facebook blocked the page with the caricatures from being accessed in Pakistan and the ban was lifted on May 31; but not until after…

Facebook: Marketers Are Your ‘Friends’

Facebook cannot be all that benign. There is a privacy issue – I am not an expert and would like to know if the…