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Sana Saleem

The author is a blogger at The Guardian and Dawn. Her archive of published and unpublished work can be found on her personal blog.

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8 June 2014

Death Toll Rises to 36, in Brazen Taliban Attack at Pakistan's Karachi Airport

Although the militants reportedly entered from the old terminal reserved for VVIP movement or Hajj Flights, both airports share the same runways and assailants have since accessed it.

After an Indian Minister Says ‘Sometimes Rape is Right’, #MenAgainstRape Stand Up in Pakistan

Hundreds of young men from Pakistan started standing up to join the hashtag campaign.

11 January 2013

Pakistani Activist Khudi Ali Killed in Bombings Targeting Hazaras

On 10 January, 2013 in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta, 82 people lost their lives in back-to-back bombings that hit an area populated primarily by ethnic Hazara Shia Muslims. Irfan...

11 December 2012

Global Voices: Where Every Voice Counts

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The idea that every voice counts is one that is very close to the notion of Global Voices as a platform and as a community. As netizens unite to have...

31 August 2012

Pakistan: Conflicting Reports in #SaveRimsha Blasphemy Case

The blasphemy law in Pakistan has been the focus of a heated debate yet again, after a minor christian girl named Rimsha was accused of blasphemy and was sent to...

21 June 2012

Pakistan: Video Leak Sends Shock Waves Across The Country

A leaked video showing popular anchorpersons Mehar Bokhari and Mubashar Lucman involved in a set-up interview has sent shock waves across the Pakistani media industry and the citizens, triggering a...

28 February 2012

Pakistan: Fighting the Great Firewall

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...

25 November 2011

Pakistan: The Death of Nusrat Bhutto

The recent demise of Nusrat Bhutto, former first lady and wife of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, was mourned across Pakistan. A public holiday was declared as a part of the mourning,...

23 November 2011

Pakistan: Twitter Reactions to the SMS Filtering Announcement

The Pakistan Telecom Authorities' possible attempt at SMS filtering for abusive contents, had twitter timelines flooded with reactions; mostly humorous. Sana Saleem compiles Twitter reactions and provides update on the...

26 October 2011

Pakistan: Political Satire Becomes Internet Sensation

A recent song released on YouTube, by a group of young men from Lahore, has become an Internet sensation. The songs lyrics are heavily loaded with political satire, something that...

25 October 2011

Pakistan: Bloggers Dismayed at Google Adsense Ban

A recent ban on Google Adsense accounts has left many Pakistani bloggers dismayed. Scores of genuine publishers have fallen prey in a move aimed for crackdown on fraudulent websites and...

20 July 2011

Pakistan: Demanding Justice For Saleem Shahzad

Many suspect that Pakistan's intelligence agency was behind the May 2011 abduction and murder of Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, bureau chief of Asia Online. The judicial commission set up...

4 May 2011

Pakistan: Probing Questions After Bin Laden

Three days after the assassination of Osama Bin Laden in a compound less than 2 kilometers away from the country's premier military academy, a lot of questions remain unanswered. As...

2 May 2011

Pakistan: Reactions on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

Long before US president Obama's speech, the news leaked onto Twitter that Osama Bin Laden had been killed and the news media jumped on the story. Soon the Twittersphere started...

23 March 2011

Pakistan Day Celebrations: A Victory And A Sign Of Hope

Today marks the 71st anniversary of the Pakistan Resolution. Although the nation is struggling with insurgency and plethora of issues there is still a lot to celebrate - like today...

19 March 2011

Pakistan: Citizens In Action After Minority Minister's Assassination

On the 2nd of March, an unknown gunmen shot and killed Pakistan's Federal Minister For Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti. He was assassinated for their stance on the blasphemy law. A letter...

13 January 2011

Pakistan: Salmaan Taseer- We Buried A Man Not His Courage

The death of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer has brought to the forefront a clear distinction, on one hand are those who endorse the assassination and glorify the assassin and on...

7 August 2010

Pakistan: Call It Pornistan?

Last month, Fox News published a report claiming that Pakistan ranks first in porn web searches according to Google index. Pakistani Bloggers analyze the report and raise some valid points...

5 August 2010

Pakistan: Anger Mounts At President's Apathy

As Pakistan is hit by the most devastating floods in over 80 years and is marred by rising violence in the country's metropolitan hub, bloggers vent their anger and frustration...

4 August 2010

Pakistan: Gang Rape Of Nurse Causes Outrage

The gang rape of a trainee nurse by a medical officer at a government hospital has caused outrage in Pakistan. Bloggers discuss the need for better implementation of the work...

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