If news self-censorship is not addressed in a timely manner, it will undoubtedly jeopardize the future of independent media in the country and damage the media’s role as facilitators of public discourse that is essential to an effective democracy.
I greatly prize my privacy and comfort zone and I’m not ready to give it up! My PR team often pushes me to be more “out there” but that’s just not me as a person. If I have to depend on my face value for the success of my brand, then I’m not good enough at what I do!
In Meesha Shafi’s case, what mattered to people was the fact that a beloved male pop-star was the accused.
In the past months, the Pashtun Tahafuz (Protection) Movement has been mobilizing in Pakistan's major cities to demand basic rights for the Pashtun minority community, including the "right to live without fear" of extrajudicial killings. The Pashtuns (or Pathans) are an ethnic minority group who mostly live in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Discrimination and violence are constant … Continue reading Media censorship surrounds the Pashtun rights movement in Pakistan
Because I don’t earn a lot and spend most of my savings in traveling to cover various locations people usually discourage me saying no one is interested in your work.
ZPKB presents multiple points of views and reflections about life in Pakistan for the ordinary person.
I asked for low-fat milk when we went to get candies in Pakistan, I was so concerned about my weight even at that point.
"Kinnaird is an amazing institute. There, I got to see the various shades of women. I would not call them bullies but girls who would judge you by the type of brands you wore,” Sahr recalls.
These social networking sites not only help in communication but also play a major role in empowering women, encouraging civic participation among women in Western, Middle East and Asian countries. Today on women’s day we look at people who have using social media and technology for gender empowerment.
Unfortunately, this attitude and lack of knowledge of technique reflects poorly in our films today