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The Elusive Last Straw

Dec 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Media Watch, Pakistan
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I am such an idiot. I thought we should get that out of the way early. Remember September? When the whole blasphemy video issue happened? When the PPP “capitulated” to the religious right? I remember certain people, who hold sway in the media, people who claim to be on the left, being deeply scarred by […]



Just Another Day

Sep 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, Religion
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By this time most papers have stated the obvious about what went wrong on Friday (Youm-e-Ishq-e-rasool Day declared by Government against the blasphemous film) along with the perceived causes. Subjects dealt with included freedom of speech vs. hate speech, Terry Jones and background of filmmaker Nakoula Bassey Nakoula, provocation and our response, and to top […]



With Friends Like These

Aug 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Media Watch, Pakistan
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Is safeguarding the life and rights of religious minorities a responsibility of the government? In the context of Pakistan, present or past, it appears not to be the case. So is the targeted killing and persecution of religious minorities actually a credit to the government? If you follow a certain Mr. Faisal Raza Abidi, it […]



Of the Kamra Reaction

Aug 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan
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Here we are, ready for another wave of bloodshed. There was always the pressure, now there’s a provocation. What actually matters to us? Blood? Lives? Huh. That’s cute. As Kamra was unfolding, so was the psyche of a segment of the Pakistani population, on social media and on TV. The war, and the blood, seems […]



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