India through media lens
India through media lens

By I.A Rehman Friday, 06 January 2012 18:43 That the Pakistan media does not present a correct or complete account of what goes on in India is known and also understandable. But if anyone tries to probe what it chooses to report and what it does not, the findings will throw considerable light on its […]

India through media lens
India through media lens

By I.A Rehman Friday, 06 January 2012 18:43 That the Pakistan media does not present a correct or complete account of what goes on in India is known and also understandable. But if anyone tries to probe what it chooses to report and what it does not, the findings will throw considerable light on its […]

Iranians’ choice in the face of war
Iranians’ choice in the face of war

By Arash Falasiri Signals that military action against Iran is a real danger have been multiplying over the past twelve months. Faced with external military intervention and internal repression, Arash Falasiri asks what course remains open to the Iranian people. Although there are signs that the Islamic Republic of Iran might face military action by […]

Stephen Lawrence: Legacy that lives on
Stephen Lawrence: Legacy that lives on

By Shamik Das Wednesday, 04 January 2012 17:50 Stephen Lawrence’s killers were today jailed for the racist murder of the 18-year-old 18 years ago. Gary Dobson has been jailed for a minimum 15 years and two months, David Norris has been jailed for a minimum 14 years and three months. As justice begins to catch up on his […]

NGOs in Arab states
NGOs in Arab states

By Brian Whitaker Tuesday, 03 January 2012 20:50 Imagine you live in Saudi Arabia and want to start a discussion group with some friends. The only way to do it legally is to ask the king’s permission. Musa al-Qarni dutifully wrote a letter to the king but never got a reply — so he went […]

Where Labour should go in 2012
Where Labour should go in 2012

By Marcus Roberts Monday, 02 January 2012 01:55 The problem with glass half full, glass half empty analyses is that its all too easy to sit on the fence agreeing with both. That’s how I felt reading Anthony Painter and Luke Akehurst on Labour’s year. I’m pretty happy with where the party is in terms […]

How right-wingers jumped the shark over Diane Abbott’s tweet
How right-wingers jumped the shark over Diane Abbott’s tweet

Friday, 06 January 2012 18:14 By Sunny Hundal Most commentators and activists on the left think/write about race through the prism of power, privilege and historical context (slavery etc). In the last few years I’ve started using an additional prism – civil liberties. So the controversy around Diane Abbott’s tweetgate gives me a delicious opportunity […]

David Miliband: new advisor to Pakistani private equity firm
David Miliband: new advisor to Pakistani private equity firm

Saturday 21 January 2012 10:12:51 By Marianne Landzettel The former British foreign minister, David Miliband, has joined a private equity firm in Pakistan as a senior adviser. In a statement Mr Miliband said Indus Basin Holdings was committed to developing an agricultural sector which Mr Miliband says has a huge potential. He said he was […]

Three to eight million people work as bonded labour in Pakistan
Three to eight million people work as bonded labour in Pakistan

Friday, 06 January 2012 18:39 By Agency Activists from human rights organisations held a protest on December 30, 2011 to show solidarity with bonded labour. The protesters were holding placards and banners in front of Karachi Press Club. They were demanding the government to ensure the labourers got their rights. According to the Human Rights […]