After notice from Twitter, Journo says Pak Army won’t leave him alone even in exile

Prominent journalist in exile, Taha Siddiqui, has recently received a notice from Twitter saying that the Pakistani government reported some of his tweets claiming to be in violation of Pakistan’s law and sought their removal. Twitter says in the notice to Siddiqui that they received this information in an official correspondence. What did Taha Siddiqui say یہ جو دہشت گردی ہے#اس_کے_پیچھے_وردی_ہے https://t.co/pC3IlR7TUx — Taha Siddiqui … Continue reading After notice from Twitter, Journo says Pak Army won’t leave him alone even in exile

I’m Naya Daur, stop me

Reports are now coming in that an emerging digital media platform, NayaDaur, led by progressive Pakistanis accommodating diverse views has been blocked from viewing in Pakistan. When trying to visit the website using a Pakistani ISP, the domain name simply doesn’t resolve while the website is perfectly accessible from outside the country. We've received complaints that our website is not reachable for Wateen and Zong … Continue reading I’m Naya Daur, stop me

Talking to IndiaPostLive on “Pak: Landmine for journos”

I was invited on the panel of IndiaPostLive.com’s live Webcast to speak on the subject of “Pakistan: A landmine for journalists? Journalists from both sides of the border came together to have an insightful discussion without reaching for each others throats. On the panel from India: – Vinod Sharma – Snehesh Alex Philip – Meena Menon And of course the wonderful host Neelanjana Banerjee and … Continue reading Talking to IndiaPostLive on “Pak: Landmine for journos”

Will we ever be able to catch-up on Freedom of Expression?

Banning or blocking seems to be the easiest way of denying the existence of something; this is especially true if you’re talking about countries like Pakistan. Sure, alcohol and pork are banned in the country – and we don’t only prohibit things, we police to make sure it’s stopped – but what I am talking about today is not of traditional censorship, but about censoring … Continue reading Will we ever be able to catch-up on Freedom of Expression?