Understanding the Baloch Press Part 1


Waja Pilanai and I do not like each other. He is an intellectual. I am a journalist. He thinks I don’t read enough. I think he does not write fast enough. He thinks we all journalists are not well-read. Therefore, reading our pieces, he insists, is a sheer wastage of time. I boastfully argue that we journalists in fact write the first draft of the history. Intellectuals and scholars, I remind him, ‘steal’ our ideas and prepare their outlines for future books, research papers. He keeps my mouth shut: “What do you journalists think of yourselves? What you call a published newspaper article in the morning is seen going in the trash by the end of the day,” he adds. (Read More)

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