• If CNN Can Stand up to Trump, Why Can’t Indian Media Question the Powers That Be?0

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    • November 16, 2018

    If CNN Can Stand up to Trump, Why Can’t Indian Media Question the Powers That Be? Most Indian journalists are not truly independent but are under the thumb of the proprietor – the same proprietor who kowtows before political leaders. A White House staff member steps in to try to take the microphone away from

  • Police officer’s murder sparks unfair accusations0

    • Blog
    • November 16, 2018

    Image credit   By Imad Zafar November 16, 2018  The brutal murder of a high-ranking police officer who was abducted in Islamabad and taken to Afghanistan has raised serious concerns about the growing involvement of external hands in Pakistani affairs. Superintendent Tahir Dawar, who was head of Peshawar police’s rural area circle, was kidnapped from the federal

  • Bangladesh Court Grants Photographer Shahidul Alam Bail0

    • Blog
    • November 15, 2018

    Kamran Reza Chowdhury Dhaka 2018-11-15 Sara Hossain (left), an attorney representing Shahidul Alam, and Rahnuma Ahmed, the jailed photographer’s wife, greet each other after Bangladesh’s High Court granted him bail, in Dhaka, Nov. 15, 2018. Kamran Reza Chowdhury/BenarNews 2018-11-15 Bangladesh’s High Court on Thursday ordered prominent photojournalist Shahidul Alam freed on bail, but exactly when


  • India’s Teflon Man0

    By Michael Kugelman   13/2/2018 Winter 2018 On November 8, 2016, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a sudden and shocking address about a new, high-risk policy—one that would dominate discussions in India for weeks. He told his nation that a radical new demonetization policy would be implemented to rein in the problem of black market money.

  • Series of health camps for media fraternity rolls on0

      By Nava Thakuria A unique weekly healthcare initiative has been taken up by a press club in northeast India, where practicing physicians are being invited to the club premises for preliminary free health screening and ensuing consultations. Various physical tests of weight, hypertension, blood sugar, hemoglobin, bone density, pulmonary function, thyroid level, etc. are

  • Illegal Mining: a Headache For Afghanistan Government, International And Local Investors 0

    February 12, 2018, Mohammad Ismail Amin Afghanistan’s mining industry is extraordinarily important for the country’s economy, setting up thousands of employment and contributing a broadly economic growth but mining can be immensely harmful if it is not regulated properly-as ran a vital range of abuses and disasters around the country. Also with a range of

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  • Counting to Segregate: Behind Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC)

    On 31 August, India released the final iteration of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a list of “genuine Indian citizens” that is being updated on order of the Supreme Court. The final version, which comes after two preliminary drafts published in 2017 and 2018, identified close to 1.9 million as “illegal immigrants”. The second

  • The Kashmiri narrative

    Columbia Journalism Review by Rozina Ali August 28, 2019 In mid-February, a young man named Adil Ahmed Dar killed 44 Indian paramilitary officers in a suicide bombing in Kashmir’s Pulwama district. It was the deadliest attack against Indian soldiers in three decades. Dar was from a local village, but the militant group that claimed responsibility

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