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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…

A changing media

In the past five years, since the launch of 3G internet in Pakistan, the media landscape has undergone a paradigm change. The media market both on the demand side (media…

Landscape of dispute resolution

When you hear about the word landscape of dispute resolution, the first thing that comes to mind is litigation before a court of competent jurisdiction. However, people need to be…

Playing the media game

If you tell me who your favourite panelists are on news channels’ talk-shows, I will tell you what your political leanings are. And if you confess to being a regular…

The media and its messages

There was a touch of drama in that episode that deserves a footnote in the history of Pakistan’s struggle for democratic survival. And the issue it highlighted, though familiar and…

Media literacy

SHOCKING. Sinister. Sanctionable. There are many ways to describe the network of anti-Pakistan, India-linked NGOs and fake media organisations uncovered by the EU DisinfoLab. These are the ‘cyber nukes’ that…

Changing the landscape of thought

The leader of the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan, Maulana Khadim Hussain Rizvi, left just as quickly as he had arrived on the political scene. His death on Thursday left many surprised and…

Pakistan’s Threat Landscape In 2019

Pakistan’s threat landscape in 2019

In 2019, the downward trajectory of terrorist incidents continued in Pakistan. Since the Army Public School attack in December 2014, Pakistan has come a long way in its fight against…