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Internet is seen as a need world over, but people of Gilgit Baltistan in Pakistan are continuously deprived of this necessity. Zeeshan Ahmed, a resident of GB, wrote a poem "Munqata" (translates to Disconnect), about this lack of digital access, for @DRM_News
In an earlier episode featuring @FatimaRazzaq20, a reporter at @sujagofficial, we discussed her in-depth reportage on acid crimes in Pakistan.
We asked Fatima about reporting on trauma, and the emotional toll it takes on journalists.
Here's how she explains it
In the maiden episode of #HowIReported, we spoke to investigative broadcast journalist @Riazhaq about the potential of investigative journalism in Pakistani broadcast media, and how encouraging the environment was for journalists to pursue it.
Listen to what he has to say...
Internet access is crucial to development, education and mobility today. Pakistan ranks lowest among South Asian nations on this score. More internet towers, broadband access needed, esp remote areas.Wifi access is only available to 51 % of women out of total # of users.HUGE gap.