Silencing Kashmir

On 4 September 2019, a popular Facebook page with 37,000 followers, Stand With Kashmir, tweeted that their page had been blocked. “It looks like they are trying to shut down our page because we are the only page actively talking about Kashmir," Mariah, founder and admin of the page told Soch....

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Silencing journalists, one tweet at a time

Why is the government so concerned about a social media platform that is only being used by about two per cent of the country’s internet users? On July 4th, an organised campaign, #ArrestAntiPakJournalists, began trending on Twitter. Using Tweetbinder, a trend analysis website, Soch Writing...

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What Digital Media ‘Gets Away’ With

A few weeks ago, Talat Aslam, who has been editing The News’ pages for many years, found himself in an impromptu newsroom meeting; the discussion was about using the photograph of a swimmer on broadsheet. The swimmer, female, was photographed in a swimming pool, the only part of her body visible...

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