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When Press Freedom Becomes an Anathema

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Posted By Malik I came across this year’s Press Freedom Index. International media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders has been issuing the index since 2002. The index is self-explanatory about how some countries in… Continue reading

Even Bush Plagiarizes!

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Pakistani author of  The New York Times best-seller, Taliban, Ahmed Rashid, who was acknowledged by TIME magazine as “the most informed person on the earth about Afghanistan”, has accused George Bush of plagerizing… Continue reading

Eid Mubarak

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Yet another Eid away from home, family! It is the third consecutive eid I am away from my family. I remember last year, I could not go to my home town of Panjgur… Continue reading

Social Media Boot Camp

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I attended the Social Media Boot Camp for CEOs organized by Splash Media the other day. Registration was totally free! Just wanted to share a few things that I learned from there which… Continue reading

Future Imperfect

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By Malik Siraj Akbar The panel discussion on ” The Media and the 2010 Midterm Elections” during the Global Leadership Forum was a grim reminder how both the media and polity are falling… Continue reading

Clinton Champions International Exchange Programs

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By Malik Siraj Akbar WASHINGTON DC: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, while addressing the 2010-11 batch of Hubert Humphrey Fellows at a reception held on Monday evening said that people-to-people connections were… Continue reading

Fellows From 93 Countries Gather at GLF-2010 in Washington

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By Malik Siraj Akbar WASHINGTON DC: The Global Leadership Forum (GLF-2010), which is an essential component of the State Department-sponsored Hubert Humphrey Fellowship, was an implicit demonstration of increasing relationship between the United… Continue reading

Terrorism& Responses

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By Malik Siraj Akbar It was interesting to see the defensive reaction of some Pakistani (read Muslim) journalists in response to  Dr. Arie Kruglanski’s presentation on “terrorism and the response to terrorism” today… Continue reading

Arrival in DC/Arlington

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By Malik Siraj Akbar I woke up at 5:30 a.m today to catch US Airways flight# 44 for Washington DC. It had already started raining. I packed everything and made sure that I… Continue reading

GLF Facebook Page

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By Malik Siraj Akbar As we all prepare to leave for the Global Leadership Forum (GLF-2010), I am exuberant that we already have 95 Hubert Humphrey Fellows from different campuses on our GLF… Continue reading

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