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How Social Media has Revolutionized Balochistan News

How Social Media has Revolutionized Balochistan News

By Changiz Baluch, Writer and Human Rights Activist
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Social media has drawn international attention about the situation in Balochistan. From the uprisings in the Arab world to the instability in Ukraine, social media has been a key factor in imparting ample information to the people all around the world. In the western world, it has become very powerful. The Ferguson shooting, Ebola virus outbreak and the Ice-Bucket Challenge are few of the examples that took the United States by storm, and social media […]

December 10, 2014 · 1 comment · Balochistan, Culture, Media, Tech
When Food is the Medium: Enjoying the Lunch Box

When Food is the Medium: Enjoying the Lunch Box

By Binoy Kampmark, Lecturer at RMIT University, Melbourne
Location Australia Australia

Food is always more than the thick line of culture. Food lets people communicate. Bad food causes the conversation to sour with indignation; good food stimulates and thrills. It is both medium and message, allowing individuals to engage, to discuss, and even to joust. This year has seen this theme explored. There was Lasse Hallström’s The Hundred-Foot Journey, which sees an improbable effort to open an Indian establishment opposite a one star Michelin restaurant in […]

November 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Culture, India, Media
Updates on Geo TV’s License Suspension

Updates on Geo TV’s License Suspension

By Tayyab Baloch, Multimedia Journalist
Location Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Friday suspended the country’s leading channel Geo TV’s license for 15 days and imposed a 10 million fine on a complaint filed by the ministry of defense for blaming Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). The 96th Authority Meeting of PEMRA was held on June 6 at PEMRA Headquarters in Islamabad. The meeting was convened by the newly appointed PEMRA Chairman Muhammad Parvez Rathore under Rule 3(4) of PEMRA Rules […]

June 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Culture, Media, Pakistan
Journalists and Activists Face Constant Threats in Pakistan

Journalists and Activists Face Constant Threats in Pakistan

By Kiyya Qadir Baloch, Freelance Baloch Journalist at the Daily Times
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Activists and journalists covering Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa face censorship and death. Two recent incidents highlight the Pakistani government’s struggle with free speech and freedom of the press: The refusal to renew visas of two Indian journalists based in Islamabad and the targeted killing of a renowned human rights defender Rashed Rehman who defended a university lecturer accused of blasphemy. It is worth mentioning here that much of the reporting on human rights abuses that […]

May 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Media, Pakistan, Politics
The Secret of Walt Disney’s International Appeal

The Secret of Walt Disney’s International Appeal

By Hsiang-en Huang, Graduate Studnet in Politics at New York University
Location United States United States

Walt Disney, a celebrated figure within the American animation industry and perhaps globally, has helped the United States become a global superpower. As a mogul in the entertainment business with astonishing recognition around the world, Walt Disney had done some great works not only representing the way how America thinks and behaves, but the animation he created has changed international thinking of American culture, customs, and society. The animations represent joy, pleasure and happiness, which […]

May 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Culture, Media, United States
Attack on Journalists Exposes Incompetent Pakistani Security

Attack on Journalists Exposes Incompetent Pakistani Security

By Kiyya Qadir Baloch, Freelance Baloch Journalist at the Daily Times
Location Pakistan Pakistan

The latest terror attacks against senior journalists Raza Rumi and Hamid Mir exposes Pakistan’s incompetent security apparatus. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Journalism has had a turbulent time in Pakistan. After the end of the country’s dictatorship in the 2008, private media found itself inundated by soaring numbers of young people choosing this profession. The demand opened a market for various private media organizations, generally regarded as being of substandard and unethical. Most Pakistani journalists being unaware […]

April 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Media, Pakistan, Politics
The Grand Budapest Hotel is a Caper of Whodunnit Romp

The Grand Budapest Hotel is a Caper of Whodunnit Romp

By David Tejer, Cinematographer and Writer
Location Israel Israel

The Grand Budapest Hotel is a fun, visually stimulating film that suffers from nostalgia and sentimentality and worse – whimsicality for the mere sake of it. Some people, myself included, take Wes Anderson very seriously. But in the ensuing battle over Wes Anderson’s merit as a director (an absurd battle that reminds us that both sides of the coin could very well be characters in a WA movie), the legion of generation Xs waving WA flags […]

March 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Culture, Media