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Pakistani Journalist Checks Back In with Recent U.S. Visitors

Earlier this spring, KFI AM 640 news anchor Terry Anzur kept a great running diary of her 10-day visit to Pakistan. Along with five other journalists, including San Francisco Chronicle editorial page editor John Diaz, she ventured to Islamabad and Karachi as part of Honolulu’s East-West Center Pakistan-US Journalists Exchange program.

Today, local counterpart Tehmina Qureshi checks back in with new pals Anzur, Diaz and co. to find out about their overriding memories of the second half of the excursion (Karachi). Even though the U.S. group arrived immediately following the very disruptive murder of a local political activitist, Anzur says she was impressed:

“I’ll never forget the young faces of Karachi. A little girl sang and smiled for us during her first week of kindergarten at a non-profit school operating on the edge of a slum. Bright-eyed older students radiated enthusiasm for learning and illustrated why so many people find hope in Pakistan’s educated youth…”

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California Journalists Write–Checks/Who Gave How Much

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MSNBC.com names names–of journalists who donated to poltiical campaigns. MSNBC.com checked the Federal Election Commission records from January 2004 through the first quarter of 2007 and attempted to contact each journalist.

Locals include

LA Times

In 2006, the Times completely overhauled its ethics policies, including a ban on political contributions by any editorial staff member.

Dan Neil, automobile critic, $250 to the DNC in July 2004.
“Yup, that’s me, all right,” Neil said in an e-mail.

“Two things: I’m a columnist, not a straight-news guy, and my political affiliations are not, I don’t think, in doubt. Goes to the question of whether my ‘activism’ by donation is indicative of some covert (and mythic) liberal bias in the press.

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