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Pakistan: Law, Religion and Media

chapati mystery responds to the “tunnel vision of imperialism” as displayed in a debate between Obama, Hillary and Edwards. “Edwards, Obama and Clinton may not know this – or care – but the Press in Pakistan has been the most vital organ of civil society throughout its existence – through Ayub or Zia or Bhutto or Nawaz. The rise of cable channels has been largely on the back of opinion and news shows anchored by strong personalities with live-studio call-in elements. These same channels carried live footage of the MQM thugs shooting and killing on May 12 as well as the police raids on the channels for attempted shut-down of the transmissions – much to the embarrassment of the spin machines.”

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