Wajahat S. Khan

A Generally Bellicose Society’s Antisocial Media: Reporting Murder & Debating God in a Nation at War

By Wajahat S. Khan

A paper by Wajahat S. Khan, spring 2011 fellow, examines the media coverage following the assassination of Pakistani politician Salmaan Taseer, from international journalists, oped writers, bloggers, social networkers, the governor’s friends and his critics. The paper charts the course of the follow-up reporting, analysis and campaigning on Pakistani media in the wake of one of the most important acts of religious and political violence in the country’s history.

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