Latest posts by Sahar Habib Ghazi
5 May 2013
A popular cricket-star turned politician, Imran Khan, has irked some supporters by distancing himself from a persecuted minority group, the Ahmadis, to defend himself from fatwas forbidding Pakistanis to vote for him.
2 May 2013
A new online game packs humorous punches at Pakistan's new batch of young and rich voters who say they will bravely dodge bombs to take part in Pakistan's upcoming historic elections. The weeks leading up to the May 11 elections have been rigged with violence.
30 April 2013
22 April 2013
At 7:15pm, the low buzz of a drone was heard overheard. Seconds later, an enormous explosion engulfed the area, destroying the boat and several nearby homes. Sources say 46 Watertown residents were killed in the missile strike, including 12 children.
Of course, that's not what happened. But if it did, wouldn't we find it unconscionable? If so, then why are Americans okay with our government doing this to people in other countries?
A hypothetical narration of a drone targeting the Boston Marathon bombing suspect in Watertown by an American Facebook user based in San Francisco, has gone viral amongst Pakistani Facebook users. Within 24 hours the post was shared more than 5000 times and generated hundreds of comments.
1 January 2013
Social media around the globe has been buzzing with important stories that have been missed by mainstream media, and we've been filling that void all year. Here are some highlights from our 2012 coverage.
30 December 2012
After three months of a government imposed ban on YouTube, Pakistanis could finally access the video sharing site on December 29, 2012. But the relief was short-lived.
11 July 2012
Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court has frozen President Morsi's decree to reinstate parliament. Blogger Zeinobia writes: “This is so annoying like a headache especially with the legal experts from both teams screaming on TV channels that they are the right and the other team is wrong.”
23 June 2012
Social media has been abuzz with puns and pokes at Pakistan's new Prime Minister calling him 'Raja Rental' and the new 'Crime Minister'. He was previously in charge of the widely unpopular Water and Power Ministry which started long hours of forced power outages in Pakistan in 2008 and has also been accused of graft.
19 June 2012
If you have Arab roots but are living in Brazil, you may want to read Abu Ali Counts his Donkeys to your children, a popular story from the Middle East available in Portuguese on the International Children’s Digital Library. Over four thousand children's books are available in 61 different languages for free with the aim of promoting tolerance and respect for diverse cultures.