Media for Peace

Understanding the ‘Jihad Print Media’ in Pakistan and its Impact

26 October 2009


Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) conducted a national seminar on Understanding the ‘Jihad Print Media’ in Pakistan and its impact on 20 October in Islamabad. The seminar brought together a large number of media representatives, scholars and academics to discuss and comment on PIPS’ recently produced report on the subject. Dr. Tariq Rehman, Director National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad chaired the seminar while Mr. Zafarullah... Read More

Crisis of Political Development and Human Rights Violations

Dr. Mansoor Akbar Kundi

01 April 2009

Research Article

There is a deep correlation between the crisis of political development ? multidimensional in definition ? and violations of human rights in a state or society. Key research at micro and macro level supports the hypothesis that a country suffering from the former is prone to the latter. The higher the intensity of the  crisis,  the  greater  the  incidence  of  rights  violations  are,  as  is  evident  in  the  case... Read More

Post-Diaspora Generations in Europe Suffer from Identity Crisis: Prof. Catrina Kinnvall

27 March 2009


“The second and the third generations of the immigrants into Europe, including UK, France, Netherlands and Denmark etc., are suffering from identity crisis and generation conflict. They have a sense of structural or socio-psychological discrimination and are attaching themselves to global Islam with an increasing pace”, this was stated by Miss Catrina Kinnvall, Associate Professor at Department of Political Science, Lund University, Sweden. She was... Read More

Human Rights Reporting in Pakistani Media

Safdar Sial

01 March 2009

Research Article

Pakistan’s Urdu and English print and electronic media understand and present human rights issues in a variety of ways. The manner in which newspapers, magazines and television channels portray human rights issues and defenders, and victims of violations and abuse shapes people’s opinion. It also affects policymaking and legislation. This study intends to determine how journalists and media organizations view and report human rights issues in Pakistan. Conversely, an effort has also... Read More

Radicalization and Media: Who influences whom and how in Pakistan?

Muhammad Azam

07 December 2008

Research Article

Radicalism is one of the major issues confronting the state and society in Pakistan. Its roots can be traced long before Pakistan came into being in 1947. It has been spreading deeper and farther throughout the country’s history. Various actors and factors have played their role in this spread. The Pakistani media, which has recently acquired a certain level of vibrancy, has always been a factor in the radicalization of individuals,  groups  and  organizations.  But,... Read More

Jihadi Print Media in Pakistan: An Overview

Muhammad Amir Rana

01 April 2008

Research Article

Introduction  The  media  had  played  an  important  role  during  the  Soviet  invasion  of  Afghanistan  in  the  1980s.  The manner  in  which  the  media  projected  the  conflict  boosted  the  image  of  the  Mujahideen and  glorified their  activities,  helping  them  gain  moral  and  economic... Read More

British Delegation visited PIPS

01 May 2007


A 12-member delegation of British nationals including some British-Pakistanis visited Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) Lahore office on May 1, 2007. Their visit was a part of the ‘Projecting British Muslims’ programme, supported by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The visit of the delegation was aimed at sharing their experiences as Muslims in Britain today and paving a way to constructive dialogue and debate. In his welcome address, the... Read More

PIPS forged Partnership with ICPVTR

17 April 2007


Most of the theoretical literature on terrorism mainly deals with theoretical aspects of religion and religious violence (in the sense that religion is danger), and not its practicalities and possible ways out – dealing with religious terrorism. In these theoretical discussions, in many ways, religion itself is blamed for violent acts, e.g. religious terrorism. To suggest that religion should be obliterated seems highly inconsiderate, and hardly has any place in... Read More

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