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The Nation’s Pro-Censorship Position

Sep 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Censorship, Daily Nawa-i-Waqt, The Nation

The Nation published an editorial praising the Lahore High Court for its order to ban websites “involved in displaying blasphemous content”. This pro-censorship position is not only self-defeating for a free media, it is thoroughly unworkable. The first question that must be asked when approaching the topic of censorship is who is to decide what […]



Why Internet Censorship Should Worry Media

May 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Censorship

The judiciary’s move to unilaterally block access to certain websites is a concern for Pakistan’s freedom of the press. While I do not condone blasphemy or intentionally provocative messages, the ability of a court to issue a blanket order of censorship to an entire media outlet is cause for worry. This blog has been from […]



Geo's Hamid Mir: Conspiracy Theorist Charged with Conspiracy

May 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Geo TV, Jang

I have been holding off on this story for a while just because I wanted to see if it actually developed into anything. Sometimes these things pop up, but then quickly disappear if there’s nothing to them. Actually, I will not take any opinion about the validity of the charges, but I think that since […]



Ahmed Quraishi Makes Dangerous Turn

Apr 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories

It has been a while since we’ve written about Mr. Ahmed Quraishi and his cult of conspiracy theories. Ahmed is still around, but his ideas have gotten so completely crazy that, like his guru Zaid Hamid, they are hard to take seriously enough to even reply to. But something was brought to my attention recently […]



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