E X C L U S I V E: By Malik Siraj Akbar This Blog spoke exclusively to Balochistan Governor, Owais Ahmed Ghani, on the Balochistan issue. Excerpts One year down the line, does the government now realize that killing Akbar Bugti was a blunder? Let me clarify that Bugti was not target-killed. Had the … Read more
In our last conversation, Dr. Samina Ahmed, South Asia Director of the International Crisis Group, said Islamabad was not very pleased with their earlier report on Balochistan. In the meanwhile, Ali Zaman, an analyst working with the ICG, visited Quetta telling me that they wanted to update the ICG report in Balochistan. “ Because we … Read more
Located at Kurfuurstendamm 207-208, 10719 Berlin is “The Story of Berlin”. We visited this wonderful place today. The Story of Berlin is not only an exhibition – It’s also an event, an adventure and a time in travel through the history of Berlin. The advantage we had as journalists was Free Entry. Otherwise, people have … Read more
Elke Pickartz, a Berlin-based political correspondent of Reuters, spoke on: “ Analyzing party systems, political strategies, tactics, interests and tools.” To her, three factors mainly derive politics: 1- Power 2- Interests 3- Ideas Well, I disagreed with her, at least given the political culture of my country. I, along with many other participants from Asia … Read more
Here in Berlin, Today’s lecture is by Dr. Reinhard Bettzuege, German Ambassador to Belgium, on ” Government-press relations and press-government relations: What do governments expect from journalists? Government information policies ion times of crises”.