Mobile phones and relationships in Pakistan

March 11, 2014 at 6:08 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

BBC Reports on Pakistan Telecom’s Booty Call Crackdown

This is audio of a BBC report on how youth in Pakistan use mobile phones. Despite issues and cultural controversies, the mobile phone is gaining rapid popularity in Pakistan.

Note to viewers: Ignore the weird image. Not sure what it has to do with telecom in Pakistan.

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The impact of social media in Pakistan

March 11, 2014 at 6:03 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

Out Of Bounds – Impact of Social Media in Pakistan

This video on social media/ citizen journalism scene in Pakistan is in Urdu.

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On Location Video: Mental illness is rising in Pakistan and Afghanistan

January 27, 2014 at 6:08 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

On Location Video: Mental illness is rising in Pakistan and Afghanistan

This video discusses the rise of mental health in countries like Pakistan. Please see the previous post about the use of mobile tech in developing countries.

The rise of mental illness in Pakistan and Afghanistan is not surprising. Both countries are conflict zones and have major issues with terrorism (in country and out of the country).

It’s a topic that is not discussed enough.

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Mobile phones, apps, throw lifeline to sufferers of brain and mental disorders in remote world corners

January 27, 2014 at 6:03 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Mobile phones, apps, throw lifeline to sufferers of brain and mental disorders in remote world corners

A really fascinating look at how mobile phones can be used to treat mental illness. 

Basic information:

Project sponsored by Grand Challenges Canada. In many cases mental health specialists will be directly working with patients.
6 of the projects will focus on children and youth.

Selected through independent peer review from 125 applications, the 22 projects break down as follows, by institution:

  • Canada: 8 (Toronto (4 projects), Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver)
  • Africa: 5 (Nigeria, Uganda, Union of Comoros, Ghana, Ethiopia)
  • Asia: 5 (India (3 projects) Laos, Pakistan)
  • Latin America / Caribbean: 4 (Guatemala, Colombia, Jamaica, Peru).

This is really great to see that technology can be used in the health environment.

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The Social Media Scene in Pakistan (Rev1.0)

January 24, 2014 at 6:03 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

Social media usage in Pakistan is huge. When traditional media isn’t enough…social media can add so much.

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TEDxKinnaird – Sonya Rehman – The Power of Citizen Journalism

January 22, 2014 at 10:56 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

A TEDx Talk by Sonya Rehman on the the role of citizen journalism in a modern day Pakistan.

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