Arfah Shahid Siddiqi

Arfah Shahid Siddiqi

The author is a freelance journalist and aspiring human rights lawyer with a passion for human rights, postcolonial thought and gender equality. She currently runs a female empowerment blog aiming to break stereotypes surrounding women in fashion. She tweets as @ArfaShahid

Was #MakkahLive a PR stunt to appease Arabs and Muslims?

Social media is powerful. There’s no denying that. Time and time again, social media has proven its efficacy in relaying the truth regarding social narratives when traditional media has failed to do so. Snapchat is one such powerful medium. It allows users to share images in 10-second video clips with each other. Recently, Snapchat introduced a live story option which allows its users to post clips or images from a given location or event. These ‘snaps’ from the same location or event are then collated into a 24-hour live public story available to all users. Here’s the catch – Snapchat decides what ...

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