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Qurratulain (Annie) Zaman

The author is a journalist who has worked with one of Pakistan’s leading daily “Daily Times” and Germany’s international broadcaster “Deutsche Welle”. She works as a media consultant and trainer. She splits her time between London, Bonn & Islamabad. She tweets at @natrani.

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Latest posts by Qurratulain (Annie) Zaman

10 April 2015

‘This Is Not Our War': Pakistanis Want Nothing to Do With Saudi Arabia in Yemen

"We are a much informed and politically engaged nation now and we will not let our government fight other's wars."

9 April 2015

Did Pakistani Spies Just Kill a University Debate on Balochistan?

Public discussions on Balochistan's war are rare. Pakistan's largest, least-populated and poorest province is witnessing its fifth separatist movement since 1947.

28 March 2015

Pakistani Journalist and Blogger Remains in Exile, One Year After Violent Attack

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March 28 marks the first anniversary of the attack on Pakistani blogger and prominent political commentator Raza Rumi. Once a contributor to Global Voices, Rumi was added to the Taliban's hit...

6 February 2015

Pakistani Lawmaker Offers Dubious Bounty for Charlie Hebdo Owner

Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour said he'll $200,000 to anyone who killed the magazine's owner and $100,000 to the Charlie Hebdo attackers' heirs. Some are calling it a dangerous PR stunt.

16 September 2014

After Years of Censorship in Pakistan, Zeejah Fazli Is Trying to Fix Islamabad’s Fractured Music Industry

Meet guitarist Zeejah Fazli who works hard to create new opportunities in Islamabad’s limited music industry.

2 September 2014

Despite Violent Pushback, Anti-Government Protesters in Pakistan Refuse to Budge Until Prime Minister Sharif Steps Down

Pakistan capital Islamabad turned into a battle-zone after police used tear gas and rubber bullets to fight back massive crowds of anti-government protesters trying to storm the Prime Minister's secretariat.

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.

14 May 2014

‘When I Heard the Sounds of Bullets, I Knew They Had Come for Me’

Pakistani journalist Raza Rumi recalls the attack on his life that left his 25-year-old driver dead in March.

8 March 2014

When Daughters Don't Count: Social Media Prays Pakistani Cricketer Have a Son

On this year's International Women's Day on March 8, some fans of Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi, who has four girls, are praying that he have a son.

1 March 2014

VIDEO: #KholoBC Viral Music Video Fights Pakistan's YouTube Ban

#KholoBC, a rap song sung partly in Urdu, partly in English by comedian Ali Gul Pir and rapper Adil Omar, has gone viral on Pakistani social media.

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