All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Pakistan’

Christiane Amanpour Interviews Malala Yousafzai Who Defied Pakistani Terror

Malala Yousafzai, the teenager who defied Pakistani terrorists, and almost lost her life to defend freedom and women’s right to education, was interviewed by famed journalist and opinion moulder Christiane Amanpour this week. The full interview will be aired as a special report “The Bravest Girl in the World” on CNN this Sunday at 7 p.m. ET. Yousafzai has become …

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Balochistan Pakistan Home To Powerful Earthquake

On Tuesday afternoon, a strong earthquake blew through Balochistan. 328 people have died while more than 400 people are injured and about half of those are in critical condition. According to The Telegraph, “The doctor in charge of the largest hospital close to the epicentre in Balochistan province told The Daily Telegraph his staff were working in chaotic conditions and …

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Pakistan’s Idle Hangmen May Return to Work

“The prison hangman loitered in a Lahore graveyard…” sounds like the beginning to a great novel. Rather, it’s the first line of the New York Times feature on Pakistani hangman Sabir Masih, who has been idle since Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari declared a 2008 moratorium on capital punishment. Masih is featured in a couple of interviews since 2011, so …

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Zubin Mehta Concert Promotes “Message of Peace”

Indian-born conductor Zubin Mehta lived a dream Saturday, conducting a concert in Indian-administered Kashmir. Maestro Mehta directed the Bavarian State Orchestra in a German Embassy-sponsored concert attended by almost 2,000 guests. This is the first cultural event of such magnitude in the area. Mehta and the 98-member orchestra were rewarded with a standing ovation. Mehta said before taking the podium, …

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Malala Yousafzai: Books Are Anti-Terrorism “Weapons”

Tuesday, at the opening of the largest public library in Europe, 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai praised pens and books as, “the weapons that defeat terrorism.” The Pakistani teen, who gained attention when she was shot by the Taliban for advocating education for girls, is now one of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize nominees. Take that, Taliban! “Let us not forget that …

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Osama bin Laden Raid: New Details Leaked

While President Barack Obama’s administration prepares to annually declassify the number of people and businesses covered by National Security Agency surveillance, the Washington Post this week divulged details on NSA targeting that helped exterminate al-Qa’ida head honcho Osama bin Laden. The revelation comes from classified documents leaked by NSA-contractor-turned-fugitive Edward Snowden; the documents detail US intelligence budgets for 2013 and …

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Google May Face Full Pakistan Block Over “Blasphemous” Materials

Pakistan’s new IT and telecommunications minister has a problem. She wants to end to longstanding ban on Google’s YouTube, but she also needs assurances that Google will work to block “blasphemous and objectionable” materials from the world’s most popular video sharing site. And in order to ensure that happens, the new minister is making a sort of blanket threat against …

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Pakistan’s Mobiilink Offers Free Tweeting to Its Customers

Whenever a country that has a history of internet censorship gains better access to one of the internet’s most important tools, it’s big news. And that’s exactly what has happened today. Starting today, Pakistan’s largest provider of cellular services has announced that its prepaid customers can tweet away – for free. “Data charges for accessing Twitter have been made ZERO …

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Twitter Blocked By Pakistan’s Government Due To ‘Blasphemous Content’

Social media has already proven that it’s one of the greatest bastions of free speech on the Internet. A lot of governments that don’t protect free speech hate social media because it’s so open. Countries like China block Twitter and Facebook because it allows people to be critical of the government. Pakistan has joined the ranks of countries that block …

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Pakistan Scraps Firewall

Pakistan, a country which recently placed print ads to recruit non free-speech minded internet professionals for the “development, deployment and operation of a national level URL Filtering and Blocking System,” now says that it has scrapped its idea for the firewall. The Pakistani plan to block over 50 million URL’s would’ve put it up there with China and its Great …

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At Least Five Major Web-Security Companies Will Not Help Pakistan Censor The Internet

At least five major companies offering information security products will not submit bids to the Pakistani government, which has been openly seeking an internet censor since February. San Diego-based Websense was one of the first to openly reject the offer, announcing in a March 2nd statement: “Websense will not submit a response to this request for proposal (RFP), and we …

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iPad Finds A New Competitor In Pakistani Military

Since first being released the iPad has grown steadily in popularity. With that fame has come many manufacturers who are hoping to cut into Apple’s profit margins with their own incarnations of the popular tablet. The latest competitor may come as a surprise to many. The Pakistani Military has started offering what they call the PACPAD1, a low budget, Android-based …

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