Even by the standards of recent Pakistan-US relations, the killing of as many as 25 Pakistani soldiers by Nato-led forces yesterday can only send an already fragile alliance into a tail spin. Islamabad has closed its land crossings to Nato supply convoys heading to Afghanistan. And with anti-American demonstrations planned for later today, things will … More Pakistan’s Papers React to Cross-Border Strike
Interesting analysis of Facebook’s seamless sharing by the FT last week. Hat tip @mikewhills Apparently, old stories are being rediscovered as they go viral for the first time… Throughout this week, most or all of the “most shared” and, by extension, “most viewed” stories on Independent.co.uk have been from the late 1990s. Most are oddball … More Man Marries Goat (again)
Interesting media row bubbling away in Pakistan. This week The Washington Post reports how the American embassy in Islamabad is sending corrections and clarifications to Pakistani media houses. Presumably frustrated at what officials have called “false and malicious” or “a paranoid fabrication”, they have hurtled headlong into a row I suspect they can’t win. In … More Whose Agenda is it Anyway?