Pix from Take Back the Tech at T2F. Courtesy: Newsline
I posted this to my yahoogroup today, along with a note from Avaaz on taking action against the Wikileaks crackdown (posting that separately)
Links to some of my recent articles, including about the ‘blasphemy law’ and secularism in Pakistan.
A brief update from me: I recently showed the film on DSF (Democratic Students Federation) that Sharjil and I made to a rapt audience in Islamabad at Kuch Khaas, the wonderful space set up by my old friend Poppy (Shayan Afzal Khan) – they hold film screenings, seminars, book launches; hold classes in dance, music etc (with a percentage of the admissions being reserved for underprivileged children who attend on scholarships).
My Mukhtiar Mai film was part of a couple of events held to commemorate 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence. It was screened at the `No Honour in Killing‘ exhibition curated by Niilofur Farrukh now in Karachi at V.M. Art Gallery till Dec 20th (has been to other cities including Larkana and Jamshoro). It was also part of the Take Back the Tech event linked to 16 Days, at a discussion (Newsline report here) held at The Second Floor in Karachi.
Below, links to my recent articles & others on the ‘blasphemy laws’ and on secularism
BLASPHEMY in Pakistan: time to repeal a flawed law – my OpEd in Common Ground News Service
Also see the other articles on the blasphemy law in Pakistan that I compiled at this link
SECULARISM PAKISTAN: My article “Secularism – Not a dirty word‘ for The News on Sunday’s series on the issue. Shorter version for Hard News, India – my monthly column Personal Political ‘Deep down in our hearts…‘
Also see the other articles in that series, compiled at this link.
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