A blogger is a person who keeps a Web log or 'blog' or publishes an online diary.
This personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page; also called Weblog has been growing in popularity since the end of the 1990s. Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author, but these platforms also encourage interaction and discussion with others. Bloggers cover most areas from fashion and beauty to politics. Since 2004 Deutsche Welle with its "BoB Award" has honored bloggers who creatively and courageously stand up for freedom of opinion and equality. This is an automatic compilation of DW content pertaining to "blogger".
Ahmad Waqas Goraya, a blogger who was abducted and later released in Pakistan, spoke to DW about the threats faced by media activists in Pakistan and the importance of events like DW's Global Media Forum for sharing ideas.
Yameen Rasheed is the third media figure on the tropical atoll to either be killed or abducted in the past five years. The problem has worsened under President Abdulla Yameen who won a dubious election in 2013.
Blasphemy is legally punishable by death in Pakistan. But allegations are rarely supported by evidence and mobs - like the one that recently killed Pakistani student Mashal Khan - often take matters into their own hands. A Pakistani blogger who had to flee his country due to blasphemy allegation is now fighting for change.