Pakistani Media: Getting Beyond the Hype
Pakistan's media has undergone a dramatic transformation over the last decade, from being largely state run to being saturated with satellite television channels, newspapers and radio stations. The result has been a media sector depicted by some as the vanguard of democracy and by others as polarizing and extremist.
This event that took place on June 19, 2012, featured a panel discussion among a number of prestigious media figures from Pakistan and U.S. experts and focused on the complex role that the new Pakistani media plays in shaping both domestic and international policies. Attendees heard first-hand accounts of how the media experts approach their work as well as how they perceive its importance in the dynamics of US-Pakistan relations and other key issues of the day.
- Steve Inskeep, Moderator
Host, Morning Edition, National Public Radio
Author of "Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi"
- Cyril Almeida, Panelist
Editor - DAWN
- Imran Aslam, Panelist
President and Chief Content Officer, GEO TV
- Wendy Chamberlain, Panelist
President, Middle East Institute and former US Ambassador to Pakistan
- Asma Shirazi, Panelist
Senior Anchor/Producer, SAMAA TV
- Sheldon Himelfarb, Introductory remarks
Director, U.S. Institute of Peace
- Aakif Ahmad, Framing the discussion
Leadership Team, US-Pakistan Leaders Forum
- New Media and Old: Using Social Media and Radio to Build Peace in Pakistan and Afghanistan
In the Field by Theo Dolan and Michael Dwyer
- Training Community Reporters in Pakistan to Counter Extremist Messaging
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