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Summer of Pakistan

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Harbor in Karachi /photo by eutrophication&hypoxia

One of the finest and most extensive audio journalism series’ I’ve heard in all the years podcasting has existed, is being produced this summer by Chris Lydon’s Radio Open Source.  His focus has been Pakistan, past, present, and future.  As part of his series, “Another Pakistan,” he has spoken with a cross section of people from politics, industry, activism, entertainment, immigration and more.  In a country that is so important on the world scene, home to cities with a larger population then some countries in Europe, the information contained in these programs is not only interesting, it is vital.  … Read Full Text

bm255 Bihari People; Forgotten and Left Stateless in Bangladesh

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Imagine having no rights, no home, and no country.… Read Full Text

On the Road

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24 Hours in Amsterdam has not allowed me to prepare a podcast. Mostly it involves unpacking, repacking, cleaning, and preparing my equipment for the 24C3 in Berlin.

If you have not yet seen the documentation video from last years Chaos Communication Congress, here is the link.  I say a few lines in it, as do some nice folks that I know.

Some people might wonder what I say about the Bhutto assasination, sorry to disappoint but I don’t have much to say. … Read Full Text

bm235 Online Community and State of Emergency

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At a time when the Pakistani government is using the state of emergency declaration to crack down on opposition and media, many citizens are turning to the internet.… Read Full Text