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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Promising Sex, Delivering Adverts

Sex sells on Pakistani social media, even without the involvement of a single sex worker. All you need is the insinuation that an individual could be entertained by an attractive host.  This story is the result of a deep dive into the rabbit hole of modern day catfishing: a bizarre...

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Facebook and fifth generation warfare

Late last year Major General Asif Ghafoor, Director General, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), created quite a stir by talking about the growth of “fifth generation warfare” and its implications for the future of journalism. In a press conference last December, he stressed that the...

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