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Publishing on the Web is a fairly iterative process. ...NYT ...Not too long ago, reporters were the guardians of scarce facts delivered at an appointed time to a passive audience. Today we are the managers of an overabundance of information and content, discovered, verified and delivered in partnership with active communities. summer 2012 issue of Nieman Reports from Harvard, --- THE FIX by Chris Cillizza, WAPO blogger, quoting Matt Drudge: “We have entered an era vibrating with the din of small voices,” he said in the speech. “Every citizen can be a reporter.” Later, he added: “The Net gives as much voice to a 13 year old computer geek like me as to a CEO or Speaker of the House. "

PPP in Assembly: Biliwal living under the shadow of his crafty father, Asif Zardari

https://www.dawn.com/news/1427561/bilawal-stole-the-show-ppp-chairmans-first-parliamentary-speech-impresses-twitterati There was more zing in the ranks of the PPP and with good reason. The party has returned to the Assembly with a larger number of seats. [ PPP now has a total of 53 seats after being allotted … Continue reading

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Libya: sentences in the Triq al-Sareeh case

A Libyan criminal court has sentenced 45 militiamen to death by firing squad for killing demonstrators in Tripoli in 2011. They are accused of opening fire on dozens as rebel forces closed in on the capital during the uprising against … Continue reading

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Three card monte in Idlib

Syrian troops who have been freed up after pacifying the south have been redeploying to the north in anticipation of an offensive in Idlib. At the same time, Turkey has been reinforcing its observation posts in the province, which were … Continue reading

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Pakistan officers blocked: No U.S. (IMET) 2019 funds for Pakistan

US National Defence University (NDU), Washington, had kept aside 66 slots for officers from Pakistan for the next academic year, seats reserved for Pakistani officers for more than a decade, but the Trump administration has now refused to provide funds … Continue reading

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Russia’s Wagner new player in Central African Republic

Portugal will deploy six Pandur II 8×8 armoured vehicles and an additional 45 troops to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The planned deployment will provide additional mobility and protection for the MINUSCA’s … Continue reading

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SDC in talks with Damascus

  The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), the political branch of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), convened with parties under its umbrella on July 30 to call on all democratic parties in Syria to join in its dialogue with the regime … Continue reading

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Hawa and electables in Pakistan’s election

  Hawa – a colloquial term for the expected direction of political change – has always played a crucial role in election outcomes, particularly in Punjab and to a lesser degree in Sindh.    A 10-15 per cent reduction in … Continue reading

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