Anthem Press India
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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
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