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· February, 2012

Stories about Pakistan from February, 2012

Pakistan: Congratulating Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

28 February 2012

Hina Safdar At Chowrangi celebrates the Oscar award winner, the internationally renowned Pakistani documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy. She won the award for her documentary ‘Saving Face, which is based on the story of acid attack survivors.

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Pakistan: Fighting the Great Firewall

28 February 2012

The recent blow to the internet freedom in Pakistan has been the announcement of a request for proposal (RFP) for national “URL filtering and blocking system” by the ICT R&D Fund under the Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT). The $10 million system is required to be able to ”handle a block list of up to 50 million URLs".

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Pakistan: Karachi's Third Literature Gala

26 February 2012

The Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) gave an opportunity to authors and book lovers to join together and celebrate reading. Literature from Pakistan and elsewhere was discussed in the two day long event from 11-12 February, 2012.

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Pakistan: Deciphering the Balochistan Issue

22 February 2012

A resolution presented by the US congressman Dana Rohrabacher on Balochistan has stirred the political spectrum in Pakistan. Condemnation has come from government and opposition parties in the national assembly. However, Baloch nationalists are complaining about their rights being sabotaged.

Pakistan: Caution For Social Media Activists

21 February 2012

Pakistan Blogzine informs that a notice has been published by a leading Shia activist forum to warn Shia and other human rights activists to be aware of impostors who are reportedly monitoring internet to identify and potentially harm social media activists.

Pakistan: Mob Beating In Karachi

13 February 2012

Teeth Maestro condemns the mob mentality of some of the people in Karachi on people doing petty crimes, which is actually a consequence of losing the trust on the state police.

Pakistan: Self Regulation For Social Media?

3 February 2012

Salman Latif informs that an initiative has been taken by eminent journalists and media personnel to agree to a set of self regulatory guidelines for TV channels in Pakistan. Salman asserts that a similar measure should also be taken for the social media.

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