Archive for the ‘New Media’ Category

 or my house is your house Before I headed out to Brazil, I was given the option by the Brazilian Embassy in Islamabad to connect with people that might interest me on my trip. I jumped at the opportunity, and googled “brazil citizen journalism.” I found the name of a Brazilian professional journalist who was […]


I’ll be running a journalism workshop at The Second Floor (T2F). There are five sessions starting on Saturday, the 2nd of April. If you’re interested in learning the basics of broadcast journalism, or if you are a citizen journalist striving to meet professional standards, you may want to look into this. Thanks!


This story has been cross-posted in my website, http://gawaahi.com. If you haven’t seen it yet, please go over and have a look. Gawaahi.com was conceived at a wedding. I know how that sounds, but it’s true. Sana Saleem had just returned from Islamabad where she had trained to record digital stories. I had returned from […]


In 2009, about 3 Pakistani children were sexually abused every day. A total of 2,012 reported cases of child sexual abuse were recorded from all over Pakistan. To lend perspective to that figure revealed this year by the non government organisation Sahil, let me add some numbers. Child abuse is a global phenomenon. As the […]


Today I learnt a new statistic. 95 percent of aggressive behaviour, harassment, abusive language and degrading images online spaces are aimed at women. This is a global phenomenon but one that can be and is overlooked. After all, when we think of violence, it is physical assault that comes to mind. What takes place in […]


I’m honoured and humbled to report that I’ve won in the Best Celebrity Blogger category of the Pakistan Blog Awards. The Unconference organized by CIO Pakistan and Google Pakistan for the first time ever in Pakistan was a fantastic venture and a glitzy ceremony! Their aim was to ‘discuss, recognize and platformize one of the the […]


If nothing else, my participation in the Eurasian Media Forum Conference, held in Almaty, Kazakhstan last week, showed me that the debate on the ‘mainstream’ media versus the ‘new’ media is alive all over the world. In fact the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council is traveling across continents to discuss the future of journalism, […]