“Is Media Jingoism Fanning Indo-Pak Tensions?”

Indian and Pakistani journalists sat down in New Delhi today “for a session of unflinching self-scrutiny.” (The headline to this post is the official title of that self-scrutiny session.)

While organized so journalists might “examine their role in fueling regional hostilities” since the Mumbai attacks five months ago, some of the resulting self-examination seemed bigger-picture. For example:

Saeed Minhas, who edits the Pakistani newspaper Daily Ajkal, said that the race for breaking news was “breaking all the barriers of morality and impartiality.”
Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.