Facebook ban: Our Polarising Press
A very well-written article by George Fulton (remember from George ka Pakistan) and so glad that he spoke up about the polarizing impact of new media in Pakistan. It all boils down to not just access of the internet but the language of the internet too. English language in itself is a polarizing language in Pakistan – those taught in English schools automatically inheriting a grain of power and legitimacy in society and then them blogging, Facebooking and tweeting automatically representing the thoughts of the elite of the society. This is not to reduce the importance of new media in Pakistan but just to further reiterate what George Fulton has written and what we should be concerned about.
The article originally appeared on the Express Tribune on May 26, 2010 and is called Facebook ban: the polarising press