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· October, 2013

Stories about Pakistan from October, 2013

31 October 2013

Meetup with Global Voices!

Rising Voices

Throughout the months of November and December, we are organizing six global in-person 'meetups' led and facilitated by Global Voices members.

30 October 2013

A 700-Kilometer March for Missing People in Pakistan's Balochistan

Thousands of Baloch have disappeared in the last decade in war-torn Balochistan.

20 October 2013

Pakistani Web Rallies Against Proposed Ban on Whatsapp, Viber and Skype

Pakistan's online community has not taken kindly to the Sindh provincial government's talk of banning the messaging apps temporarily in the interest of security.

19 October 2013

‘Chayn’, a New Website for Pakistan's Victims of Domestic Abuse

The new volunteer-led, crowdsourced website is trying to help women in Pakistan, where an estimated 70-80 percent of women are subject to some form of abuse at home.

18 October 2013

GV Face: Malala's Pakistan

GV Face

This week we talk about why Pakistan feels so conflicted about Nobel Peace Prize nominee Malala and the role social media has played in spreading her fame and discredit.

16 October 2013

1300 Days of Protest for Missing Balochs in Pakistan

In Balochistan, where decades of separatist fighting have left thousands dead and many more missing, activist Abdul Qadeer Baloch has kept vigil in a camp for the victims.

10 October 2013

Your Fantasy is Her Nightmare: ‘Sexy’ Pakistani Women on YouTube

The Bridge

“The lack of conversation on sex and sexuality is a society-wide problem." Watch our short film "Suck on the Sugarcane of Love", about private videos sexualized for public consumption.

4 October 2013

Pakistan's Sindh Province Proposes Block on Skype, Viber and WhatsApp

The Sindh government's proposed three-month ban on messaging apps Viber, WhatsApp, Tango, Skype and other Voice Over Internet Protocol-based calling and messaging applications is meant to disrupt terrorist activities.