Author Archives: Press Partners

11 Apr
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Fellow Post-Gazette Story: Pakistan appears to be re-radicalizing

By Waqas Banoori / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A British Council survey published last week found Pakistani youth disgruntled with the government, politicians and institutions of the state, while beginning to prefer Islamic law and military rule over democracy. This is bad news. Pakistan ...

11 Apr
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Fellow Blog: Mugambi Mutegi – Flags, Flags, Everywhere

Initial Impressions of the U.S. By Mugambi Mutegi Americans are in love with America. I drew this conclusion since almost all buildings in Washington, D.C have a U.S. flag flying from their rooftops. Curiously, these buildings are not government buildings. ...

10 Apr
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Fellow Blog: Waqas Banoori – Observations from Pittsburgh

Life in Pittsburgh and at the Post-Gazette By Waqas Banoori While the orientation seminar in Washington, DC was a wonderful experience, I was curious about the working environment of my host newsroom, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PG). Now I have finally ...

10 Apr
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Fellow Blog: Khalid Khattak – Observations from The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Newsrooms vs. Pakistani Newsrooms By Khalid Khattak Newsrooms in United States are different from the newsrooms back in Pakistan. This difference is visible in terms of what is provided to journalists, the working environment and of course the assignments. ...

09 Apr
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Fellow Blog: Glenda Ortega – Initial Impressions of the U.S.

Washington, the city where news happens By Glenda Ortega This is my first time to Washington, DC—the city where news happens. I have been in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Miami. And I can say that every city ...

08 Apr
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Fellow Huffington Post Story: Bloggers In Bangladesh Worry They Could Be Next Targets Of Government Crackdown

By Emran Hossain/The Huffington Post WASHINGTON — As four bloggers in Bangladesh have been arrested in recent days, others in the country’s blogging community worry that they could be next and accuse politicians of trying to suppress people’s freedom to organize and ...

04 Apr
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Fellow Huffington Post Story: Bangladesh Arrests ‘Atheist Bloggers,’ Cracking Down On Critics

By Emran Hossain/The Huffington Post WASHINGTON — The Bangladeshi government is cracking down on bloggers critical of its pro-Islamist stance, arresting four of these writers in the capital of Dhaka this week. Asif Mohiuddin, 30, is one of those bloggers. ...

04 Apr
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Fellow Blog: Emran Hossain – Initial Impressions of the U.S.

Freedom of Speech By Emran Hossain “Catholics are cowards,” reads the sign.  I see it every day on my way home from the Alfred Friendly Press Partners office in Washington D.C. An elderly man stands on Massachusetts Avenue near the ...

03 Apr
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Fellow WSJ Story: Kerry Returning to Mideast in Peace Bid

By Khalid Khattak/The Wall Street Journal Secretary of State John Kerry, who met Israeli and Palestinian leaders during a Mideast trip last month, is set to meet them again next week. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Mr. Kerry is adding stops in ...

27 Mar
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Fellow Blog: Khalid Khattak – Initial Impressions of the U.S.

Technology and Transportation By Khalid Khattak Technology is undoubtedly changing lifestyles all over the world. This change is quite visible in the developed countries where people have been benefiting from technology making their lives much easier.   On the other ...