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We Are Outraged

The outrage! The outrage! “Oh how could they do this!” “This is beyond belief.” “I’m so mad all of you better stay away from me today.” “What is wrong with all of you?” We’re good at expressing outrage as we go about our daily lives. It helps us push back the depressing feeling of helplessness and ignore the nagging of our subconscious. Of course, we…

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So I Want to be a Politician

  What? Why are you smiling? I’m serious. What other profession or career choice gives you the opportunity to make boatloads of money help people? If you think politicians are greedy people whose only motivation in life is money, well then, you’re wrong. No, I mean it. What’s your motivation in life? Paradise? 72 virgins? I see that sparkle in your eyes, don’t try to…

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Harassed Online and Nowhere to Go

  Farzana* was checking her Facebook, as usual, from the school’s computer lab and noticed she had a friend request from one of her female colleagues, Daniya Habib*. She accepted the request and went on to check out her friend’s profile. A few moments later, she ran off to find Daniya. The profile contained embarrassing fictitious information about Daniya’s private life, intimate pictures of her…

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iPad Apps For Writing Your Nanowrimo Novel

Nanowrimo is well underway and yes, I’m writing my Nano novel this year. Well, at least I’m trying to. I want to use my iPad this year and have been looking around for some apps that can be used. So here’s my list of some good iPad apps for writing your Nanowrimo novel. If you have any suggestions, add them to the list or leave…

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Best Free EBooks on Digital Journalism

Journalists today need to be on social media simply because it is just another set of tools that is extremely useful in their work. Just like an audio recorder is very important when you go out to do an interview, social media, for journalists, can assist in performing their jobs more efficiently. Here’s my list of some of the best free ebooks that can help…

Introduction to using social media for journalists

Introduction To Social Media For Journalists

This is a presentation I did for a recent training that was organised for women journalists in Pakistan. The current presentation focused on the importance of social media, its history and how it is being used by the news industry.   Introduction to Social Media for Journalists from Rabab Khan Top image by Sofiaperesoa (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons