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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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Immigration Reform’s Moment

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Immigration Reform’s Moment

9 April 2007. No faction is happy with the state of U.S. immigration policy. Some Americans bristle at the gray existence of the roughly twelve million (USA Today) illegal immigrants in the United States, who are subject to deportation at a moment’s notice. Others see illegal immigrants as a menacing presence and a burden on services (NPR).. .By Robert McMahon.


By CFR, USA.


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