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He opened the attic door and saw an ugly, green face with HUGE TEETH.
“Who are you?” he cried. “And what do you want?”
“I am Bumburumbum and I am going to eat you!”

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The present study is focused on the role of the Minorities’ Press in Pakistan in covering the terrorism issue from September 2001 to December 2006. The Minorities’ Press includes the newspapers and magazines of Christians, Ahmedi’s (Qadianis), Hindu religion, Parsi religion and Bhai’s religion. The theoretical framework refers to the Agenda Setting Theory as the study intends to gauge the ‘Media Agenda’ of the minorities in Pakistan. The content analysis method was used to analyze the contents of the editorials and articles of the selected Minorities’ Press. The findings showed that overall the Minorities’ Press supported the government’s policy on war against terrorism and the Christian press was seen more active in this regard as compared to the rest of the newspapers and magazines of the minorities.

Paper by Pakistani researcher Zahid Yousaf: “These minorities’ based media organizations are freely covering the issues according to their own interests and likings. No governmental or State pressure is observed for the minority media so, minorities’ media is also enjoying the freedom of press in Pakistan.”

The present study is focused on the role of the Minorities’ Press in Pakistan in covering the terrorism issue from September 2001 to December 2006. The Minorities’ Press includes the newspapers and magazines of Christians, Ahmedi’s (Qadianis), Hindu religion, Parsi religion and Bhai’s religion. The theoretical framework refers to the Agenda Setting Theory as the study intends to gauge the ‘Media Agenda’ of the minorities in Pakistan. The content analysis method was used to analyze the contents of the editorials and articles of the selected Minorities’ Press. The findings showed that overall the Minorities’ Press supported the government’s policy on war against terrorism and the Christian press was seen more active in this regard as compared to the rest of the newspapers and magazines of the minorities.

Paper by Pakistani researcher Zahid Yousaf: “These minorities’ based media organizations are freely covering the issues according to their own interests and likings. No governmental or State pressure is observed for the minority media so, minorities’ media is also enjoying the freedom of press in Pakistan.”

[Originally posted here on the WITNESS Hub Blog.]

We don’t often get much from Greece, but 6 December seemed like a busy day for the police and protestors alike…

As I mentioned in my previous post, there were clashes between the police and “youths” in Athens yesterday, during which police shot dead one teenager.  Riots/protests spread to four further cities before an apology was issued by the Interior Minister.  Click for BBC footage.

In a separate incident, the Press Association reports that asylum seekers in Athens also rioted yesterday after one man was pushed into a canal.  And from Brabantfeatures, here’s a report (with the frankly unfortunate title of “Athens inner city racial timebomb warning”) that shows the asylum limbo experienced by many of Athens’ recent migrants, and the seeming paralysis in public policy for dealing with them: