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Stories about Pakistan

21 August 2014

Watch How Conversations Between Strangers Help Bridge the Divide Between Indians and Pakistanis

The bad blood between India and Pakistan dates back to 1947, and the two countries' relationship remains strained today.

13 August 2014

Human Rights Experts: Pakistan Could Become a “Police State” Under Protection Ordinance

Global Voices Advocacy

If implemented in its current form, the consequences of Pakistan's "Protection Ordinance" on citizens’ rights will be far reaching, both on and offline.

20 June 2014

Urban Pakistani Musicians Jam With a Rural Folk Singer and Create Something Beautiful for the Internet

The video for "Sarak Sarak" was published on Facebook, SoundCloud and Vimeo, but not YouTube - that remains blocked in Pakistan.

19 June 2014

Analysis: How Pakistani Politicians and Fake Accounts Drove Twitter Trends on Lahore's Rare Political Violence

Twitter users in Pakistan picked up on the unusual violence immediately, and three different hashtags specifically targeted the government.

15 June 2014

Revolutionary Band Laal's Facebook Page is Now Accessible in Pakistan. Hooray? Not Really.

Global Voices Advocacy

The unblocking of Laal was a minor battle won in the war over Internet content -- a war we are losing.

11 June 2014

This Guy Kept Calm While Gunfire Close to Karachi's Recently Attacked Airport Rattled Pakistan

Jawad Nazir, a 25-year-old volunteer running an unofficial Twitter account for Pakistan's top air traffic authority, tried to keep everyone calm during the latest security breach.

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.

7 June 2014

Pakistan's First Online Hate Speech Report Is Out, And It Isn't Pretty

Pakistan's first ever empirical research report on online hate speech is out. Global Voices interviewed Shahzad Ahmad, Director of Bytes For All, the advocacy organization that conducted the study.

6 June 2014

This Baloch Student Has Been on Hunger Strike For 45 Days in Pakistan

Since 2006, a renewed battle for independence has been waging between Baloch separatists and the government of Pakistan.

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