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She Dared to Say Pakistan’s Most Popular Politician Harassed Her. Then Came the Abuse.

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 03:14:37 +0000

"I wish someone would throw acid on Gulalai's face". The smear campaign against the female tribal politician has been especially fierce on Twitter.


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Can Facebook Connect the Next Billion?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:40:22 +0000

New research by Global Voices tech and digital rights experts in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines exposes the ups and downs of Facebook's "Free Basics" app.


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The Death of a Sanitary Worker in Pakistan

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 05:29:23 +0000

"This incident hits at my identities as a humanitarian, a global public health advocate, a medical doctor, and a Pakistani minority."


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The Alleged Spy at the Center of India and Pakistan’s Latest Row

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 16:37:54 +0000

It's a matter of life and death for ex-Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav.


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Pakistani Journalist Takes Intelligence Agency to Court Over Harassment

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 03:50:28 +0000

"Many friends have also confided tht seeing me go thru all wht i've had to has made thm self censor even more. Climate of fear persists"


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In Face of Government and Military Pressure, This Pakistani Newspaper Stood Tall

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 21:54:09 +0000

An explosive news story has resulted in several government officials losing their jobs and a newspaper being intimidated, revealing Pakistani state and military officials' limited regard for press freedom.


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The Muslims You Cannot See

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 15:52:51 +0000

"Islamophobia in its ugliest forms attacks our belonging. It attacks our identity, which is so vast, varied, and intersectional that it cannot possibly fit into a box."


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Pakistanis Are Outraged Over a Washing Machine Ad That Makes Light of Domestic Violence

Thu, 11 May 2017 18:49:16 +0000

"Disgusting ad....giving concept that a man should be proud among his friends on beating his wife"


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Iranian News Agency Publishes ‘Fabricated’ Story Accusing UN Special Rapporteur of Misdeeds With Saudi Arabia

Thu, 04 May 2017 18:33:01 +0000

It's not the first time Iranian officials have tried to discredit the office of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Iran.


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Digital Activists Are Disappearing in Pakistan

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:39:42 +0000

At least six bloggers and digital activists have disappeared thus far in 2017. Despite being a serious human rights issue, the number of people missing in Pakistan is unknown.


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Shehzil Malik Draws the Harassment She Experiences on Pakistan's Streets

Sun, 06 Nov 2016 11:05:23 +0000

“Seeing a woman outside should be normal...It shouldn’t matter. But the fact that it does means this conversation needs to happen."


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As Politicians Beat the Drums of War, Ordinary Indians and Pakistanis Call for Peace

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:20:10 +0000

"'Patriotism' that propagates HATE is not patriotism. United we RISE. Divided we fall. Politicians polarise to rule not serve society."


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Will Pakistan Carry Out a Threat to Expel 2.5 Million Afghan Refugees?

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:04:56 +0000

After decades of mixed hospitality, Islamabad says it can no longer host refugees from its war-torn neighbour.


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Following a Big Scoop, Prominent Journalist Cyril Almeida Is Barred From Leaving Pakistan

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 03:37:59 +0000

"Am concerned, possibly convinced, more than 24hrs after the travel ban was imposed that govt is planning to take further, uglier actions."


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Pakistani Actors in Bollywood Become Targets of Hate as the India-Pakistan Tussle Escalates

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:18:15 +0000

"...culture and art and sport should be without boundaries and borders. These are the two areas which bring people together and encourage understanding of other cultures."


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