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Journalistic fiction

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Most people are familiar with the quote made famous by Mark Twain about truth being stranger than fiction. You may not have heard the second half of the sentence. “It is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn’t.” Seymour Hersh has decided to sway from possibilities lately, however. That doesn’t necessarily mean […]

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Pakistani university helps traumatized journalists

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Mental health carries a stigma in Pakistan, but one team is fighting the taboo to help journalists traumatized by their work covering the front line of the country’s battle with terrorists. Mental health carries a stigma in Pakistan, but one team is fighting the taboo to help journalists traumatized by their work covering the front […]

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Abbottabad report: right to know

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THE recent leak of Abbottabad Commission report escalated the political temperature and inundated talk shows with a new debate. The script, which surfaced, though critical of military intelligence agencies, didn’t fix the responsibility, unambiguously, on one institution. However, the leaked text of the report categorically highlights the civil-military imbalance, and brings to limelight the incapacity […]

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Media reports on commission misleading, says Javed Iqbal

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ISLAMABAD: Justice (R) Javed Iqbal, head of the Abbottabad Commission which probed the US raid on May 2, 2011 in which Osama bin Laden was killed, has refuted foreign media reports on the commission report. Talking to a private TV channel, Javed Iqbal said the news circulating in foreign media regarding the Abbottabad Commission report […]

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‘Culpable negligence, incompetence at all levels of govt’: report

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By: BAQIR SAJJAD SYED ISLAMABAD: The Abbottabad (Osama bin Laden) Commission has concluded that the global terror kingpin’s nine-year-long stay in Pakistan and the May 2011 secret US raid, in which he was killed, were because of “gross incompetence” of the state institutions, but was particularly critical of ISI for being too casual in first […]

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