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A sample of reaction to alleged RAW agent’s arrest in Pakistan:
Turkey bans YouTube after Syria security talk leaked: ANKARA: Turkey on Thursday banned YouTube after the video-sharing website was used to spread damaging leaked audio files from a state security meeting that discussed possible military action in Syria. The recordings purport to show senior Turkish government, military and
مریم نواز شریف اور بلاول بھٹو زرداری کی ٹوئٹر پر سر گرمیوں کے بارے میں بی بی سی اردو کی شاہی تاریخ نویسی: بی بی سی اردو نے ٹوئٹرپر سر گرم پاکستان مسلم لیگ کی جوان سال رہنما مریم نواز شریف کی تعریف اور پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی کے جوان سال رہنما بلاول بھٹو زرداری کی تعریف و تنقید میں نجم سیٹھی کے
Pakistani voices on Twitter in condemnation of Deobandi terrorists of ASWJ and TTP: Increasingly, Pakistani scholars and rights activists of diverse ethnic, religious and political backgrounds on Twitter are clearly condemning Deobandi terrorists of Taliban (TTP) and Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP aka ASWJ aka LeJ) who are not only massacring Shia Muslims but
HRW slams Saudi Arabia after 7 jailed for ‘inciting protests’ on Facebook: Human Rights Watch has slated Saudi Arabia for violating international human rights obligations after it jailed seven people for up to 10 years for ‘inciting protests’ via Facebook. The indicted denied charges and said they were tortured into confession.
Ada Khakwani is a Twitter terrorist – by Raza Rumi:  
The smaller infinites of our thoughts – Qurat ul ain Haider Zaidi: Tweets and Facebook posts; thank god instagram is still away from all this shorbazi which seem quite interesting now a days.On one hand, the Young blood is doing a good job in front of computers/laptops and on the other
Link TV’s report on social media activism on #ShiaGenocide in Pakistan – by Michelle Stockman: Michelle Stockman of Link TV has compiled a useful report on the gravity of Shia genocide in Pakistan by Deobandi militants of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. Since the beginning of the year (2013), more than 350 Shia Muslims have been killed
If you are not on Twitter and Facebook, you are not getting the full story – Lyse Doucet: How Twitter won the social media battle for journalism by @gordonmacmillan Polis, the journalism think-tank at the LSE, has published an in-depth report looking at the value of social media to journalism, specifically public service broadcasting, and it highlights
A quick critique on BBC Urdu’s quality and reliability: Source: The following post offers a summary of an important conversation that took place on Twitter on the quality and reliability of news reports and analyses published on BBC Urdu (radio and web site). Key critics: Dr Ayesha
PejaMistri is dead! Death of social media activism in Pakistan: As evident from the title, this is pejamistri’s last post and last activism through social media (twitter, facebook, criticalppp, pkpolitics and many other blogs and websites on Pakistani politics). PejaMistri has died after severe heart attack on account the
Social media management strategy -by Naqash Butt: A customer posted a self-made music video on You Tube complaining about how United Airlines mishandled his guitar. There are over 5 million views of this video on You Tube! A single bad experience magnified over social media can
Twitter has spoken against Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy: #JusticeforRukhsana – by Aaj TV: Related posts: Justice for Rukhsana: This is how urban elites exploit oppressed women’s miseries in Pakistan Rukhsana Bibi kay tezaab say jhulsay zakhmon ki royalty – Wasi Shah (Nai Baat) Source: Aaj TV By: Zuhaeb Nazir, Uploaded: 27th June 2012
Raja Rental? Pakistan’s new PM Raja Pervez Ashraf is guilty until proven guilty – by Ravez Junejo: Related posts: #IftikharMental: Pakistan social media abuzz with insult for country’s top judge Five facts which go in favour of Pakistan’s new PM Raja Pervez Ashraf – by Ali Tahir On June 24, the newly elected Prime Minister of
#IftikharMental: Pakistan social media abuzz with insult for country’s top judge: Related posts: Raja Rental? Pakistan’s new PM Raja Pervez Ashraf is guilty until proven guilty – by Ravez Junejo Five facts which go in favour of Pakistan’s new PM Raja Pervez Ashraf – by Ali Tahir 22 June 2012
Pakistani Taliban join Twitter, threaten rights activists: Apparently Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has made a Twitter account (@TehreekeTaliban) for their Jihadi-sectarian propaganda on social media and also to harass their perceived opponents. While we have no means to confirm the genuineness of this account, the tweets so
Govt establishes social media cell & the News reports negatively: Firstly, we would like to commend the Pakistan Peoples Party led government for realizing the importance of alternative forms of media on internet. The new web based social media is a new emerging domain where readers, listeners and viewers
Nusrat Javeed on Zaid Hamid‏: lal topi wala maskhara: Source: Daily Express ——– PS: Apparently General Kayani was a bit generous with the truth. He too seems to have good relations with Zaid Hamid who was specially invited to PMA, Kakul, Osamaabad Abbottabad – in 2010
If your website’s full of anonymity, that might be okay: Hmm, lots of interesting responses to If your website’s full of assholes, it’s your fault, and even more interesting conversation about the topic of commenting culture in general. A few highlights from the last few days: My wonderful friend
Looking for ‘Pakistan Spring’ makers? -by Nusrat Javeed: A group of frighteningly brilliant and youthful professionals seemed dominating the reception that Mark Davidson, the US Counselor for Public Affairs, held at his residence Friday evening. The event facilitated two communication experts from Open Source at Brown University
On Jahanzaib Haque’s cri de coeur for the Baloch – by Maula Bux Thadani: The Pakistani media has perfected the art of assigning false equivalencies and obfuscating issues and their abuse is restricted to a few politicians of the PPP who are not in favour of the security establishment. These pompous blowhards have
Human rights activist @Laibaah silenced by Urban Elite Tweeples – by Alamdar Ahmad Mengal: Editor’s Disclaimer: While we may not agree with some of the contentions offered in this post, we wholeheartedly support the principle of Free Speech and condemn those fascists who ganged up to silence Laiba Marri’s voice on Twitter ……….
Pakistan’s first international social media summit: Pakistan has over 3 million social journalists and the number is increasing with the passage of every day with 6.2 million users on microblogging site Twitter and over 4 million social network Facebook users already. This was observed by
Salmaan Taseer should be careful in his comments on Benazir Bhutto’s murder: Related post: Baseless slander in the name of Shaheed Salmaan Taseer: Twitter In a recent tweet (23 December 2010), Mr Salman Taseer (Governor of the Punjab province) commends a “research” which concludes that Baitullah Mehsud was Benazir Bhutto’s
Pakistan’s Youth Runs for First Ever Twitter Parliament: Youth on twitter started a new campaign named ‘Pakistan Twitter Parliament’ #PKTP, where polls for Prime Minister are soon to be held. The Prime Minister will then choose his / her cabinet. In this race a young PPP supporter
PPP emerging in Information Technology (IT): Pakistan Peoples’ Party is known to date to be a party of the masses and indeed the peoples’. Though it is a cumbersome task to be in constant contact with all of the 18 crore Pakistanis but the supporters
The UK Foreign Secretary visits Pakistan: Source: Foreign & Commonwealth Office Received via email by the UK FO The UK Foreign Secretary is visiting Pakistan on 23-24 June. Foreign Secretary William Hague, arrived in Islamabad today on a three-day visit to Pakistan. This is Mr
Salman Taseer on Twitter: The Punjabi Lion Slayer: Salman Taseer, Governor of Punjab, is on Twitter for the last few weeks. His tweeting style has been described as candid and uncanny. For example, Taseer does not shy away from making frank comments about his opposition in Punjab,
Pakistan and Facebook: both victims of Lahori Islam – by Ahmed Nadeem Gehla: There is a ‘mass madness’ ranging from TV talk shows to headlines of News Papers and debate on internet. Charged workers of religious organisations are out in streets of Pakistan. As Malaysian are relatively more religious people as compared
Internet blockade and urban middle class youth – by Ahmed Nadeem Gehla: On Wednesday 19th May 2010, the Lahore High Court, famous for acting as a “moral brigade” rather than judiciary, once again passed a strange order to ban Facebook across Pakistan on a petition of Muslim Lawyers Forum. The demand