Axact-ly a media circus!

The AXACT episode has led to much comment. There is the view that the author of the NYT article Declan Walsh was kicked out of Pakistan because of his intrusive activities but NYT retained him as Pakistan Bureau Chief operating from New York. He is said to be totally anti Pakistan. Another view . . . → Read More: Axact-ly a media circus!

You see, I see but why CPEC?

Amid bitter differences between Pakistan’s provinces and regions over the route of a network of roads that China had offered to build in Pakistan, insiders say Beijing has decided to build a 1000-mile flyover connecting the Karakoram Highway in the north to the Gwadar port in Balochistan.

The move follows a series of statements by . . . → Read More: You see, I see but why CPEC?

Pemra’s directive on hate speech

The latest order from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) warning private television channels to not broadcast what it called hate speech has once again caught the electronic media off-guard. Media managers and practitioners once again find themselves at a crossroads between military, political parties and the government.

The warning . . . → Read More: Pemra’s directive on hate speech

Pakistan’s dubious cybercrime bill

Imagine going to jail for sending emails and posting pictures of friends and family without obtaining their ‘permission’.

Retweeting a meme you thought was funny. Making a critical comment on the cyber space about a deal made by a country having ‘friendly’ relations with Pakistan.

Imagine having all your online activity stored at every place . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s dubious cybercrime bill

Every Bakistanis job to defend Yemen

So much noise and yet so little knowledge. It’s rather amusing to see so many Pakistanis celebrating the Parliament’s resolution to remain neutral in the Yemen conflict. They are cheering Pakistan’s decision not to send its troops to fight on the side of the Saudis against the Houthi rebels.

However, most probably by the time . . . → Read More: Every Bakistanis job to defend Yemen

Understanding the Cybercrime Bill

Regulating internet through the backdoor

There are approximately 30 million internet users in Pakistan and the country is said to have the highest growth rate of internet users in the region. This is more than the population of many countries. It is also interesting to note that half of these people access internet through . . . → Read More: Understanding the Cybercrime Bill

Story behind the photograph of Syrian child with hands raised in surrender

Thousands online have shared an image of a Syrian child with her hands raised in surrender – but what is the story behind it?

Those sharing it were moved by the fear in the child’s eyes, as she seems to staring into the barrel of a gun. It wasn’t a gun, of course, but . . . → Read More: Story behind the photograph of Syrian child with hands raised in surrender

US raped by Israel – Finally Netanyahu bends and breaks Obama

And I thought only Arab and North Korean Parliamentarians clapped their hands off for their leaders. Turns out I was wrong! But while I am pretty much convinced that most Arabs and North Koreans do it out of fear from being assassinated or kicked out of Parliament, I am not sure why this act by . . . → Read More: US raped by Israel – Finally Netanyahu bends and breaks Obama

Indian court bans documentary featuring rapist’s interview

An Indian court has banned the country’s media from broadcasting a documentary in which one of the men who gang-raped and murdered a New Delhi student is shown blaming the victim, police said Wednesday.

Spokesman Rajan Bhagat said New Delhi police had obtained a court order late Tuesday banning anyone from broadcasting the documentary, called . . . → Read More: Indian court bans documentary featuring rapist’s interview

Why did the new CM of Indian Occupied Kashmir thank Pakistan?

Soon after taking oath, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Sunday stoked a controversy saying Hurriyat, militant outfits and “people from across the border”, an oblique reference to Pakistan, allowed conducive atmosphere for assembly polls, drawing sharp reaction from NC leader Omar Abdullah who demanded that BJP clarify its stand.

“I want to say this on . . . → Read More: Why did the new CM of Indian Occupied Kashmir thank Pakistan?