Archive for July, 2010

The AIBs

16Jul10

I am humbled to report that I have been asked to act as a judge at the 2010 International Media Excellence Awards run by the Association for International Broadcasting. From the AIBs website: ‘These awards – now in their sixth year – are unique in the field of international media. The AIBs offer both peer and […]


[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=pakistan+fields&iid=9092908″ src=”http://view3.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9092908/boys-plant-rice-field/boys-plant-rice-field.jpg?size=500&imageId=9092908″ width=”380″ height=”254″ /] After participating in the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum Climate Change Conference 2010, I began to question what makes thousands, tens of thousands Pakistanis leave their villages to come and work in the cities. They arrive with dreams and aspirations of making better lives for themselves, their […]


[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=lahore+shrine+attack&iid=9268538″ src=”http://view3.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9268538/devotees-weep-the-grounds/devotees-weep-the-grounds.jpg?size=500&imageId=9268538″ width=”380″ height=”274″ /] The attack on Data Darbar has left Pakistanis shocked. It is not because of a high death toll or the magnitude of the assault — we have seen much worse over the past decade — but due to the site itself. Data Darbar or the shrine of […]