ISBN 9789380601991,Aboard the Democracy Train: A Journey through Pakistan's Last Decade of Democracy

Aboard the Democracy Train: A Journey through Pakistan's Last Decade of Democracy

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Anthem Press India

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ISBN 9789380601991
Publisher

Anthem Press India

Publication Year 2012
ISBN-13

ISBN 9789380601991

ISBN-10 9380601999
Binding

Paper Back

Number of Pages 268 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Literature fiction

Aboard the Democracy Train is about politics and journalism in Pakistan. It is a gripping front-line account of the countrys decade of turbulent democracy (1988-1999), as told through the eyes of the only woman reporter working during the Zia era at Dawn, Pakistans leading English language newspaper. In this volume, the author reveals her unique experiences and coverage of ethnic violence, womens rights and media freedoms. The narrative provides an insight into the politics of the Pak-Afghan region in the post 9-11 era, and exposes how the absence of rule of law claimed the life of its only woman prime minister.

About the Author
Nafisa Hoodbhoy was staff reporter for Dawn, Pakistans leading English language newspaper, from 1984-2000. Based in the USA since 2000, Hoodbhoy researches, writes and teaches about the Pak-Afghan region.

Table of Contents
List of Figures
Preface
Introduction: The Effects of Partition
PART I: POLITICS AND JOURNALISM IN PAKISTAN
1. Aboard the Democracy Train
2. Ethnic Violence in Sindh: The MQM Saga
3. News is What the Rulers Want to Hide
PART II: HUMAN RIGHTS
4. Where Have All the Women Gone?
5. Uncovering a Murder
PART III: TERRORISM IN PAKISTAN
6. Pakistan in the Shadow of 9/11
7. The Democracy Train Revs for Motion
Epilogue
Select Bibliography
Index
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