Pakistan http://nwpr.org en In Pakistan, Literary Spring Is Both Renaissance And Resistance http://nwpr.org/post/pakistan-literary-spring-both-renaissance-and-resistance On one of the first weekends of the Pakistani spring, more than 45,000 people gathered in the city of Lahore for three days of lectures, performances and old-fashioned people watching. The second annual <a href="http://www.lahorelitfest.com/">Lahore Literary Festival</a> brought artists from all over the world to Pakistan's cultural capital to share their work — and to celebrate the power of expression.<p>In the shadow of the violence and political instability of recent years, cultural gatherings in Lahore have all but disappeared. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:29:00 +0000 editor 44431 at http://nwpr.org In Pakistan, Literary Spring Is Both Renaissance And Resistance Malala Yousafzai: A 'Normal,' Yet Powerful Girl http://nwpr.org/post/malala-yousafzai-normal-yet-powerful-girl "I think Malala is an average girl," Ziauddin Yousafzai says about the 16-year-old Pakistani girl who captured the world's attention after being shot by the Taliban, "but there's something extraordinary about her."<p>A teacher himself, Yousafzai inspired his daughter's fight to be educated. At a special event with Malala in Washington, D.C., he tells NPR's Michel Martin that he is often asked what training he gave to his daughter. "I usually tell people, 'You should not ask me what I have done. Rather you ask me, what I did not do,' " he says. "I did not clip her wings to fly. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:55:00 +0000 editor 35728 at http://nwpr.org Malala Yousafzai: A 'Normal,' Yet Powerful Girl 'Faithful Scribe': Tracing Ancestry Through Pakistan's History http://nwpr.org/post/faithful-scribe-tracing-ancestry-through-pakistans-history In <em>The Faithful Scribe, </em>Shahan Mufti examines the history of Pakistan and its relationship to the United States. He also explores how his own family story is part of the tumultuous story of the world's first Islamic democracy.<p>"A huge impetus for me in writing this book was actually being on both sides of this present conflict, where America is involved in this war in Afghanistan," Mufti tells NPR's Arun Rath. Sat, 28 Sep 2013 22:31:00 +0000 editor 34919 at http://nwpr.org 'Faithful Scribe': Tracing Ancestry Through Pakistan's History Dr. Pintak on "Here and Now": Pakistan Named The Most Dangerous Country For Journalists http://nwpr.org/post/dr-pintak-here-and-now-pakistan-named-most-dangerous-country-journalists <p>Dr. Lawrence Pintak, Founding Dean of The Edward R. Murrow&nbsp;College of Communication, is an expert on media and journalism in the Middle East. He was on today&#39;s edition of WBUR&#39;s <em>Here and Now </em>discussing the current state of journalism in Pakistan, where reporters are frequently targets for violence. As Dr. Pintak points out, the danger still doesn&#39;t deter many journalists from their mission to independently report on the state of their country, and pass those journalism values on to Pakistani students.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 18:34:16 +0000 Reed Michaelsen 5540 at http://nwpr.org Dr. Pintak on "Here and Now": Pakistan Named The Most Dangerous Country For Journalists