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Baba Jan jailing and repression in Pakistan

July 8, 2016
| This week's updates include an interview with Farooq Tariq on Baba Jan and ongoing political repression in Pakistan.
Length: 29:14 minutes (13.39 MB)
The Hum Podcast

It's not a story here but back home it is

May 19, 2016
| Journalist Zahra Haider talks about her VICE article on having premarital sex in Pakistan.
Length: 34:37 minutes (47.55 MB)
WINGS

Saving Islam for women

April 24, 2016
| An American Muslim feminist's campaign to reclaim women's place.
Length: 56:53 minutes (78.12 MB)
WINGS

Pakistan's solar nuns

March 9, 2016
| Sisters Samina Iqbal and Maria Daniel are nuns who install and run solar equipment out of their mission in Faisalabad.
Length: 29:14 minutes (40.15 MB)
WINGS

Women and War in a complex region -- Pakistan-Afghanistan

November 8, 2015
| An interview with Nafisa Hoodbhoy, author of Aboard the Democracy Train: A Journey Through Pakistan's Last Decade of Democracy.
Length: 29:11 minutes (40.08 MB)
Image: Wikimedia commons
| April 7, 2015
Redeye

Book: Base Nation

December 5, 2014
| In the Persian Gulf alone, the U.S. military has major bases in every country except Iran. There are bases in Pakistan on one end of the region and in the Balkans on the other.
Length: 15:23 minutes (14.09 MB)

Extremists target Pakistani journalists and demand 'balanced reporting'

Photo: flickr/Binuri Ranasinghe
When attacks from the Pakistani Taliban moved from 'possibility' to 'real life' journalists and editors scrambled to define what this mean for reporting on extremists and the safety of their writers.

Related rabble.ca story:

We work despite Taliban threats, say Pakistani journalists

Photo: flickr/Binuri Ranasinghe

"War. Unending internal war," said Dawn.com editor Jahanzaib Haque when I asked him where he saw Pakistani media heading in the foreseeable future. "No one likes to work in an environment where their colleagues are gunned down and there is a state of constant threat."

This unending war became uncomfortably real for Haque in January when, in the third of a series of attacks, three of his Express News colleagues (where Haque was then web editor) were killed in their office van.

Shortly after, the Pakistani Taliban, the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) called into an Express live show to claim responsibility.

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Qadeer Baloch appeals UN to break silence on the issue of missing persons in Balochistan

Photo: flickr/Sharnoff's Global Views

A long march of around 20 families for the safe recovery of their loved ones started on October 27 from Balochistan, Pakistan and finally culminated in Karachi, Pakistan after distancing 750 km on foot without inspiring any change in the status quo. 

The families, comprising children, women and men, travelled on mountainous and plain areas of Southwestern Balochistan on foot and ended their journey after 27 days on Friday November 22 at Karachi Press Club, the provincial capital of Sindh. 

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