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[liberationtech] Politics and Social Media in Pakistan - The struggle for new power within an immature democracy!

Fouad Bajwa fouadbajwa at
Sun Jan 1 03:35:33 PST 2012

Starting the new year with a view on politics and social media in Pakistan:

Politics and Social Media in Pakistan - The struggle for new power
within an immature democracy!
or direct link:

"With the massive terror attacks and daily target and political
killings carnage across the nation, the never ending NRO case
hearings, political unrest with fading accountability, death of Osama
Bin Laden, the chaotic mishandling of Raymond Davis case, the
political Memo Gate scandal, the crisis after NATO and ISAF's
murderous attack on the Pakistani military border checkpoints, the
protesting crushed citizenry against the unavailability of
electricity, natural gas, rising prices of daily commodities with
increasing inflation, the highest rates of joblessness in the world,
no law or legal protection even at the basic level, with constant
human rights violations midst constant media threats of martial law
over an immature democracy, the country remains struggling to withhold
its weight and avoid a total collapsing failure.

Cooking pot for an Epic political drama of the century!
Despite all this chaos and pitfalls of democracy in Pakistan, the
political stage is getting ready for the best election drama of the
new millennium, a moment in history that everyone across the world
will be interested in following. What will be the future of Pakistan
and its governance? Hardcore dirty politics is not the focus of this
discussion but more on how the political parties and key political
actors have taken to the Internet, World Wide Web and Social Media to
heat up the political battle ground for upcoming elections.

Fouad Bajwa
Internet Governance Advisor
ICT4D Social Practitioner & Researcher
Member Multistakeholder Advisory Group (IGF)
Member Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus (IGC)
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