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Kabul rocks to a trio’s dream

For many many years music in Afghanistan meant singing a religious song or chanting Talibani hymns. Any other form of singing was simply forbidden. Many Afghan families fled the repression to neighbouring countries. And it was here that their kids first heard the sound of an electric guitar, drums and rock music. While most were just happy listening to rock music, three young Afghans had other plans.

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A new generation of struggle via Facebook in Kashmir

This story by  Louise Dunne
As the number of Facebook users passes the 500 million mark, a leading human rights group in Indian Kashmir claims police were intimidating young men who uploaded images of the ongoing protests in the region onto the social networking site.
“People feel that the internet is the only democratic medium available,” Khurram [...]

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Digital whitening sparks controversy

If you’re thinkin’ of being my baby… it don’t matter if you’re black or white… I said if you’re thinkin’ of being my brother it don’t matter if you’re black or white

Networking sites: Now made in Pakistan

The Pakistan Courts have finally lifted the ban on Facebook. But for the 2.5 million users in Pakistan, Facebook is decidedly out of favour.