Jibran Nasir, Waqar Zaka are creating privacy nightmare for minor rape survivor and it needs to stop

While their intentions might be at the right place, their judgements and actions are questionable. Prominent social and rights activist Jibran Nasir and controversial social media personality Waqar Zaka have rushed to ‘help’ the 15-year-old rape survivor in Karachi and their social media coverage of the same is destroying the privacy of the survivor and her family. It has to be noted that while Jibran’s … Continue reading Jibran Nasir, Waqar Zaka are creating privacy nightmare for minor rape survivor and it needs to stop

Media is no friend to democracy, social media is

It’s not the 80s or the 90s, when one could easily control the flow of information and try to shape narratives. It’s 2018! It’s the age when everyone is equipped with pocket-sized devices with screens, showing crowd sourced information in real time. It seems as if the mainstream media has not understood this yet. Though it is true that the private media industry is relatively … Continue reading Media is no friend to democracy, social media is

Judge who banned Valentines Day now threatens to ban social media

Islamabad High Court (IHC) Judge Honourable Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui in a hearing on blasphemous content has threatened to ban the whole social media in Pakistan if Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) can’t curb ‘blasphemous’ content on the internet. Reportedly, he even started crying while saying how his feelings are hurt because the offensive content exists on the internet. According to details, Justice Siddiqui has even … Continue reading Judge who banned Valentines Day now threatens to ban social media

Mobilink: say no to music this Ramazan to stay ‘self-disciplined’

In its latest Facebook post, Mobilink’s official Facebook account has posted an image post in the series titled #SpiritofRamadan — yes they’re spelling Ramazan as ‘Ramadan’ — that urges customers to ‘stay self-disciplined’ this Ramazan by banning music. The post has music/melody icon behind the banned symbol and below it the text reading “Stay Self-disciplined” followed by the hashtag ‘#SpiritofRamadan’. Now, I don’t know what … Continue reading Mobilink: say no to music this Ramazan to stay ‘self-disciplined’

Here’s what happened at UMT’s Social Media Colloquium

The Media Club at the University of Management and Technology (UMT), one of the major universities of Lahore, organized a training event dubbed the Social Media Colloquium on Thursday and I along with two others were invited as speakers/trainers. Other speakers were Rohan David, Fozia Chughtai and my aide Hanzla Sajid who was kind enough to wear a Guppu.com tee as well. The seminar kicked … Continue reading Here’s what happened at UMT’s Social Media Colloquium

Farhan Virk — the wannabe star who is actually a fraud

Farhan Virk, the infamous self-proclaimed Social Media ‘activist’, turns out to be a fraud. Not just an ordinary fraud, but a big one…the criminal level! Virk who is now considered a mighty on Twitter rose to fame by impersonating nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan. For a long time possibly years he led people into believing he was Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan by acting as … Continue reading Farhan Virk — the wannabe star who is actually a fraud