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Unruly social media

“A free press can be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom a press will never be anything but bad” — Albert Camus LAST Saturday, journalist Asad Toor finally…

Social media blackouts

Pakistan has long touted its ambitions to improve its citizens’ quality of life and economic well-being through digital transformation. This includes initiatives such as Digital Pakistan, or the more recent…

Immediate ceasefire

In late October while his military bombed the people of Gaza around the clock in response to the Hamas October 7, 2023 massacre of Israelis, Benjamin Netanyahu told the world…

Fears grow of tighter stategrip on Serbian media

Two controversial bills backed by Serbian lawmakers this week have sparked fears of more state control over the media and another setback for press freedom in the Balkan nation. Parliament…

A new mediator in the region

Earlier this year, China emerged as a new trustworthy mediator in the Middle Eastern region by successfully brokering a detente between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The subsequent Sino-Palestinian strategic partnership…

The state of the media

In today’s constantly changing world, even as the print media somewhat sadly fades away, the media in all its other forms has become a more and more powerful entity. We…

‘Dear media…’

THE people of Pakistan are confused. Confused with Supreme Court judgements that they don’t understand, and they don’t understand how they are related to politics. And that is because they…