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Press Freedom in Pakistan: Some Questions to CPJ

By   /  April 1, 2020  /  Commentary  /  No Comments

A veteran Pakistani journalist and author challenges CPJ’s statement in support of the owner of Pakistan’s largest media group, advising it to raise its voice for the Pakistani journalists who are being exploited by media owners and not paid for months.Posted on 03/31/20By Imtiaz Gul | Via ViewsWeek Let me clarify at the outset: No believer in […]

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Pakistan’s Corona Options

By   /  March 23, 2020  /  Commentary  /  No Comments

There’s a battle raging in Pakistan over the Corona crisis, especially on the strategy.  Whether we should go for a soft mitigation strategy of self imposed social distancing or through a harsh state mandated suppression strategy of forced lock-down. While there’s limited data on eventual outcomes, so far we know that harsh suppression is far […]

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Winds of Change in South Asia

By   /  January 24, 2020  /  Commentary  /  No Comments

Three weeks ago, Bangladesh shut off all mobile services along its 4,156 km long border with India. Such a drastic step for a nation that is for all intents and purposes a client state of India is quite reflective of a change in mood in the Awami League’s camp. The reason for this? Security reasons […]

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The New Middle East: The World After the Arab Spring written by Paul Danaher, A Book Review

By   /  February 3, 2018  /  Commentary  /  No Comments

Paul Danaher has been the BBC’s bureau chief of several high profile regions such as the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia and currently, North America. He ran the entire news operation in the regions and even helped the BBC to win an Emmy for its 2013 coverage of the Syrian Crisis.[1] (Middle East Institute) […]

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