Pakistan, its journalists and the stories the West forgets

There was a panel discussion about Pakistan at SOAS last week with some of Pakistan's most respected journalists covering a variety of issues. Here are some of the highlights in audio form. Rahimullah Yusufzai, executive editor, Peshawar, The News, on the relationship between the Taliban and Al-Qaeda: Rahimullah Yusufzai Beena Sarwar, editor, Special Projects (Aman […]

I'm going to Bangladesh

For anyone keeping tabs on my whereabouts — I'm looking at you, mother — I will be in Bangladesh for a few weeks from August 1. I don't know exactly how long I'll stay. I have eight stories to write, so I guess I'll stay until I get those done. If any of you happen […]

Bali and Phuket

While I've been in Southeast Asia, I've spent a fair amount of time on arguably the region's top two island resorts: Bali and Phuket. They're like the Mecca of Southeast Asian islands for Western travellers, and it's easy enough to see why: beaches, cheap booze, parties, sunshine — the whole shebang. The fact that these […]