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From Terrorism to Television

Dynamics of Media, State, and Society in Pakistan, 1st Edition

Edited by Qaisar Abbas, Farooq Sulehria

Routledge India

252 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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Description

This book unpacks the media dynamics within the sociocultural, political, and economic context of Pakistan. It provides an in-depth, critical, and scholarly discussion of contemporary issues such as media, state, and democracy in Pakistan; freedom of expression in Pakistani journalism; Balochistan as a blind spot in mainstream newspapers; media control by state institutions; women and media discourses; TV talk shows and coverage of Kashmir; feminist narrative and media images of Malala Yousufzai and Mukhtaran Mai; jihad on screen; and Osama bin Laden’s death on screen, to understand the relation between media and terrorism. The book covers diverse media types including TV, radio, newspapers, print media, films, documentary, stage performance, and social media.

Detailed, interdisciplinary, analytical, and with original perspectives from journalists as well as academics, this volume will be useful to scholars and researchers of media studies, Pakistan studies, politics and international affairs, military and terrorism studies, journalism and communication studies, and South Asian studies. It will also interest general readers, policy makers, and those interested in global journalism, mass media, and freedom of expression.

Table of Contents

Preface

Contributors

Chapter 1

Walking in Circle: Democracy, State and Freedom of Expression in Pakistan

Qaisar Abbas and Farooq Sulehria

 

Chapter 2

Journalism in the Service of Jihad

Faizullah Jan

 

Chapter 3

Jihad on Screen: The Role of Jihadi Drama, Film and Their Press Coverage, 1979-89 in Islamising Pakistan

Farooq Sulehria

Chapter 4

The Politics of Pity and the Individual Heroine Syndrome: Mukhtaran Mai and Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan

Fawzia Afzal Khan

Chapter 5

TV News as Merchant of War Hysteria: Framing the Kashmir Conflict in India and Pakistan

Qaisar Abbas

 

Chapter 6

Performing Piety and Sexuality in Pakistan

Afiya Shehrbano Zia

 

Chapter 7

Cost of Doing their Job: The Online Harassment of Women Journalists

Ayesha Khan

 

Chapter 8

Counterterrorism Perspective and the Pakistani TV Channels: A Case Study of Osama bin Laden’s Assassination

Amir Hamza Marwan

 

Chapter 9

The Journey of Pakistan’s Oscar-success A Girl in the River:An Insider’s Account

Haya Fatima Iqbal

Chapter 10

What Freedom? Reflections of a Working Journalist

Farah Zia

 

Chapter 11

Covering the Periphery: Balochistan as a Blind Spot in the Mainstream Newspapers of Pakistan

Adnan Aamir

 

Chapter 12

Interviews with I. A. Rehman, Mehdi Hassan, and Eric Rahim: Freedom of Expression and the Sham Democracy

Qaisar Abbas and Farooq Sulehria

Index

About the Editors

Qaisar Abbas is Advisor, SMU Human Rights Program at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA.

Farooq Sulehria is Assistant Professor at School of Liberal Arts and Social Science, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL004000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POL016000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
POL035000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General
POL035010
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights
POL037000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism
POL039000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Censorship
POL054000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Asian
POL065000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Media & Internet
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies