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Saturday, 24 January 2009

An anlaysis of Geo TV's "investigation" on Swat

An excellent analysis by Rabia at Grand Trunk Road

Geo investigates on Swat

Has anyone seen this hour-long edition of Geo Investigates on the topic of Swat? There were an enormous number of issues with this show. First of all, he interviewed a bunch of people, who wanted Shariah. Then they spent a really long time talking about the speedy justice offered by the Taliban in the most propagandistic of ways — they showed the 3 day trial process that occurs, then the Taliban lightly lashing someone, and then patting him on the back as he got up. There was a long discussion about why the people of Swat have not had access to speedy justice since the 70s. Of course there is truth in this, but it is also standard Taliban propaganda that this journalist was basically doing for free. Not only that but he also got local bureaucrats to basically agree with him....Read on: http://www.grandtrunkroad.com/2009/01/20/geo-investigates-on-swat/

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