Aboard the Democracy Train by Nafisa Hoodbhoy
A Journey through Pakistan's Last Decade of Democracy (Anthem Politics and International Relations)

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'Aboard the Democracy Train' is about politics and journalism in Pakistan. It is a gripping front-line account of the country's decade of turbulent democracy (1988-1999), as told through the eyes of the only woman reporter working during the Zia era at 'Dawn', Pakistan's leading English language newspaper. In this volume, the author reveals her unique experiences and coverage of ethnic violence, women's rights and media freedoms. The narrative provides an insight into the politics of the Pak-Afghan region in the post 9-11 era, and exposes how the absence of rule of law claimed the life of its only woman prime minister.

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Nafisa Hoodbhoy was staff reporter for ‘Dawn’, Pakistan's leading English language newspaper, from 1984-2000. During her 16 years of reportage, she covered issues of politics, parliament, crime, health, social welfare, women and human rights. She now works as a journalist on the Pak-Afghan region based in Washington, D.C.   She has researched and appeared in numerous documentaries on women in Pakistan, including those created by the BBC, Channel 4, Journeyman Pictures and Lifetime Television. While in Pakistan, she also worked as Assistant Producer for the Independent Broadcasting Associates and reported for the National Public Radio and U.S.-based women's radio stations.   In January 2001 Hoodbhoy received a Ford Fellowship to teach a course entitled 'Gender Politics of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran' at Amherst College, Massachusetts. Afterwards she designed and taught a course on post 9/11 developments in the region at UMASS, Amherst. She has written several articles on Pakistan and Afghanistan for various newspapers, including the Washington Post and the McClatchy group of newspapers.
Published May 5, 2011 by Anthem Press. 268 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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