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Musharraf Tightens Media Grip

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Musharraf Tightens Media Grip

4 June 2007. Three Pakistani journalists (Reuters) recently left a press meeting in Karachi to find a dark message on their cars: an unaddressed envelope containing a single bullet. A week earlier two of the three journalists, who work for foreign media outlets, were included in a list of a dozen reporters considered “enemies” by a shady group called the Mohajir Rabita Council, which has links to the Karachi-based Muttahida Qaumi Movement allied with President Pervez Musharraf’s political coalition. By Carin Zissis.


By  CFR, USA.


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Foreign Aid Angst

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Foreign Aid Angst

3 May 2007. By a number of measures, foreign aid has been a bright spot for the Bush administration. It gives handsomely to programs combating HIV/AIDS worldwide (VOA), has introduced the innovative Millennium Challenge Corporation, and put in motion a “transformation” aimed at improving the coordination of the country’s unwieldy foreign assistance apparatus. That’s not to mention the U.S. military’s aid to earthquake-stricken Pakistanis (WashPost) and tsunami-ravaged villages in Southeast Asia (the type of aid that rarely appears in international surveys of official development assistance).


By CFR, USA.


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