Digital Spaces in Pakistan as Alternative Care Communities


From Mad in Asia. Editorial intern, Momina Masood, talks to Noor ul Huda Niazi, an administrator of a WhatsApp self-help group, about the possibilities and problems posed by the online world in creating communities. The article is written by Momina based on emails and texts exchanged between them.

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