Update 1 : Just found this BBC link about journalist story.
First read this on a side note:- Latest is, three journalist from Karachi have received letters along with 3 bullets inside. It triggered protests by journalist in different cities across country. The message in letters is same: They have been asked to shut their mouth for good. There is hardly any doubt about where it would have come from.
Media played a crucial role in recent events which was also a long-awaited & due role. Gov, for obvious reasons is not happy & is using its old & outdated but yet effective tactics. Many people turn to Internet for news & info apart from channels & we could see websites full of content on current events but due to many factors this medium may hardly be able to influence a reasonable percentage of readers.
I received dubious SMS messages last week. Later I found out that it was some friends, who read KMB & decided to tease me, & on going events helping them as catalyst. While my fears immediately disappeared in thin air but I do remember the story about the Egyptian Blogger, put in jail by gov. Given the fact that this is Pakistan, worse is expected if someone get really pissed off in gov.
Does anyone have any idea on how much gov looks upon internet websites? Given the amount of deafness it shows & its Sate-of-denial policy I hardly see any reason if we are ever read by gov officials or taken notice of. But at the same time the famous blog ban episode (Also here) is still fresh in memories. Is there any chance we ever see KMB feel the heat too?
How much bloggers should be careful when writing their posts?. What should be the ratio of sacrificing reality vs taking precautionary approach or as TM asked us on KMB email list , to be “low in profile” for some time.