Global Journalist Radio
Pakistani Journalists Visit Columbia, Mo.
6:30pm - 7:00 pm, April 28, 2011
This Week's Guests:
Controversy has plunged U.S.-Pakistan relations to what many are calling an all time low.
Recently, drone attacks targeting suspected Al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders have created a rift in the already shaky relationship between the two countries.
The strategic alliance formed between the U.S. and Pakistan after Sept. 11, 2001 has since weathered, and the two nations have developed increasingly different goals. This has posed numerous problems for journalists reporting in the country.
And in its 2010 report, Reporters Without Borders ranked Pakistan 151st, just ahead of the bottom 28 countries that have the lowest press freedoms in the world. Political, social and cultural concerns add to that delicate situation, making a journalist's job difficult and sometimes dangerous.
For journalists who call the country home, the turmoil can make reporting the facts a matter of life and death.
How do journalists cover the American involvement in Pakistan? What barriers and obstacles do journalists face when reporting in the country? What concerns lie ahead for Pakistan and for media inside the nation's borders?
This week, a panel of distinguished journalists will discuss what it's like to report in Pakistan.
Listen to this show on KBIA-FM at 6:30 p.m. on April 28.
Watch a recap of the live taping at globaljournalist.org/radio