Ever fancied having tea with Our Man in Islamabad? Well the British High Commission in Pakistan is running a competition where the first prize is a cuppa – I hope with a decent selection of toppermost Foreign Office sarnies – with Adam Thomson. To win, contestants are invited to send in a blog post with … More Tea with our man in Islamabad
The News has an editorial on the Chris Huhne case today. Imagine such a thing happening in Pakistan… Compare this case and its outcome to virtually any case involving the high and the mighty in Pakistan, be they politicians or businesspersons. In the first place the police would never have dared to pursue a prosecution, … More What if Chris Huhne were Pakistani?
Interesting post on etiquette in our digital age on The New York Times website: Some people are so rude. Really, who sends an e-mail or text message that just says “Thank you”? Who leaves a voice mail message when you don’t answer, rather than texting you? Who asks for a fact easily found on Google? … More Digital etiquette
The New York Times has an interesting story today about drone strikes in Pakistan, specifically about two drone strikes carried out in February, one in North Waziristan and one in South Waziristan, which according to my own reporting killed 10 suspected militants…. Yet there was one problem, according to three American officials with knowledge of … More Phantom Drone Strikes
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A Day in the Life of a Freelance Journalist—2013 Here is an exchange between the Global Editor of the Atlantic Magazine and myself this afternoon attempting to solicit my professional services for an article they sought to publish after reading my story “25 Years of Slam Dunk Diplomacy: Rodman trip comes…