Innovation Showcase/ Sara Munir
Pakistan Through A Foreign Lens
Sarah Munir/ @SarahMunir1
“Pakistan through a Foreign Lens” is an in-depth multimedia feature on how Pakistan is viewed by the international media- the strengths, the weaknesses, the challenges and the biases in reporting (if any). Since, Pakistan has been at the forefront of international headlines for the past decade, the manner in which the country is covered by the foreign media is often scrutinized and criticized. There is also deep appreciation for those who put a lot at stake to come and report on the on-ground realities. The question this piece seeks to answer is whether the coverage of the country is fair, balanced and accurate? The print and video component contains the views of many seasoned foreign correspondents who have worked in the country, along with local journalists who cover the same stories. It also includes research on trends observed in major newspapers like The Guardian about the nature and number of stories emenating from the country in the past 10 years.