Pakistan

Bytes for All Pakistan: "End Impunity and Bring Perpetrators of Sabeen to Justice"

ISLAMABAD/BANGKOK
4 May 2015
(Bytes for All Pakistan)

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its Pakistani member Bytes for All, strongly condemns the killing of Sabeen Mahmud.

Online privacy, surveillance and warfare discussed at Pakistan Cyberspace Conference

ISLAMABAD
4 March 2015
(APC for APCNews)

“Cyber warfare and cyber security are of immense importance, the government should devise

Experiments with industrial policy: the case of Pakistan

In today’s post-industrial era high performing economies have information technology and high value added services as their drivers of growth and for Pakistan to catch up, the long suppressed industrial and manufacturing sectors first need to be unleashed in order to provide the unemployed masses with jobs and promote innovation.

What we learned from Haiti and where to go in Pakistan?

[Cross-posted from PakReport Blog, written by Jaro Valuch of Konpa Group]
It was clear pretty early after the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010 that the disaster was exceptional in the scale of destruction as well as it was exceptional in the scale and type of response it triggered. Particularly unprecedential was the response from tech and crisis mapping community.

This just in: there was a flood in Pakistan

We have chronicled here on Aid Watch how media coverage of disasters influences disasters, and how late the US media has been to the story of the disastrous flood in Pakistan, with apparently anemic donor response as a result.
Puzzlement deepened this morning at 7:30 am when I picked up my NYT off my doorstep and saw the four column front-page headline: Much of Pakistan’s Progress is Lost in Its Floodwaters.  The NYT devotes not only the huge front-page space to the flood, but also two prime pages inside of the first section. Could somebody please explain the mysterious alchemy by which a tragedy going on for a month already finally become a huge story?

Is it OK to neglect disaster in Pakistan because it’s not a tourist destination? If not, see below

The latest story on the catastrophic flooding in Pakistan is about how it hasn’t been a story.
Compared to the response to the Haitian earthquake, media coverage of the Pakistan floods has been paltry. While news coverage isn’t correlated with need, it does have a major effect on the amount of disaster relief aid given. An article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy yesterday reported that eleven US charities had so far raised only $5 million for Pakistan flood relief, compared to $560 million raised by 39 US groups in the two and a half weeks after the Haiti earthquake.

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