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English (Radio)

  • Social Media in Activism”

    Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) event
    Parisoma event about the role social media played in the street protests and wider movement that erupted after the presidential elections in Iran in 2009. The discussion also provided insight into the situation in South America and I then offered to talk about Pakistan, and ended up talking a bit more broadly about South Asia, the Middle East and beyond, as well. My update is at about 1:53 (one hour 53):
  • “Speak Out Forcefully”
    The Brian Lehrer Show
    WNYC, New York Public Radio

    David Sanger and I discuss the latest in US-Pakistani relations, and Secretary of State Clinton’s charge to the Pakistani diaspora to speak out and put pressure on the government there.
  • “30 Issues: Pakistan and Afghanistan”
    The Brian Lehrer Show

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    Program includes a conversation with former New York mayor Ed Koch; then one with Steve Coll, Barnett Rubin and Tariq Ali; and then Sarah Chayes and I discuss the next President and policy in Pakistan and Afghanistan:
  • The South Asian Blogosphere and How Its Changing the Media”
    South Asian Journalists’ Association (SAJA) podcast
    Anil Dash of; Karthik of; Maria Giovanna of; Arun Venugopal of and I discuss the state of the blogosphere (South Asian and otherwise) and how it is affecting how news and information about South Asia and the diaspora is gathered and shared
  • “Reaction to Bhutto Assassination”

    KQED, San Francisco, Northern California Public Broadcasting (NCPB)
    Feroz Hassan Khan, Sohab Hamdani and I react the morning after the assasination of Benazir Bhutto.
    December 28, 2007:
  • “Pakistan 2.0”
    Radio Open Source

    A sort of “Pakistan for Beginners”
    Published online November 26th, 2007:
  • “State of Emergency in Pakistan”
    Brian Lehrer Show
    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    Kiran Khalid and I, the morning after the Proclamation of Emergency/Imposition of “Martial Law” by General Pervez Musharraf on the situation in Pakistan,
    November 5, 2007:
  • Re: The Danish Cartoons
    Brian Lehrer Show
    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    Around the protests about the Danish Cartoons and about moderation amongst Muslims: (missing from the archives; I will upload the audio myself)
  • Helping in Pakistan after the Earthquake
    APEX Express
    KPFA 94.1
    Update after the 2005 earthquake in South Asia. (My segments start about 23 minutes in, and then at 42:30)


  • Co-host and Co-Producer
    Taraqqi Pasand Radio
    Taraqqi Pasand Media
    A radio show with a progressive (“taraqqi pasand”) sensibility, produced in collaboration by Praxis Productions and iFaqeer Communications under the Taraqqi Pasand Media banner. It starts out from a Pakistani perspective but takes in both the wider South Asian and global scenarios. It is hosted by Praxis Productions’s Khawer Khan and iFaqeer Communications’s Sabahat Ashraf (“iFaqeer” himself).
  • Regular Contributions
    Urdu Talk Radio
    Asian Broadcasting Network (ABN) Chicago
    The program ceased in 2010.
    See archives on their site.
  • Host & Producer
    Azad Karachi Radio
    iFaqeer Communications
    Occasional Urdu-language podcast
  • Sahir Ludhianvi
    Speech at Urdu Literary Event
    Indian Cultural Center, Milpitas, CA: