Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Blowing up democracy in Pakistan

Prominent Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid offers some thoughts on what the bomb attack on Benazir Bhutto and her followers means to democratic development and stability in Pakistan. The short answer? Nothing good. Nothing at all.

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The Pakistan quandary

From the NYT blurb: A political meltdown in Pakistan, where Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and nuclear weapons are all in play, could be a disaster for the Bush administration. How about the rest of us?

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Somali radio boss assassinated

From the BBC: Shabelle has criticised both government and opposition The acting manager of the independent Somali radio station, Shabelle, has been killed in Mogadishu. Bashir Nor Gedi was attacked on Friday night outside his home by unknown militia armed with pistols, station employees and relatives said. Last month, Bashir and 18 colleagues were arrested […]

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