• Pakistani children face hardship as a result of tense relations between the United States and Pakistan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.
    Pakistan, The Villain

    Bina Shah discusses how the media’s inaccurate portrayal of Pakistan as a villainous country makes it easier for the drone attacks to continue.

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    Theater of the Repressed

    Prompted by actor Faran Tahir’s lecture on theater and dictatorships, Bina Shah argues that only the arts can free Pakistan from terrorism and intolerance.

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    On Self-Censorship

    A blank page in Pakistan’s International Herald Tribune leads columnist Bina Shah on a quest to discover what was censored and why.

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    A Distorted Picture

    Searching for truth in media hyperbole. In this week’s Pakistan Unveiled, Bina Shah takes the media to task for their portrayals of Pakistan, including in the reporting of the Gaza-Israel conflict.

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    Five Days in China

    Bina Shah writes about her recent trip to China and about the perils and uncertainties of having your work translated in a restrictive environment.

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