Archive for May 17th, 2008

Even Al Qaida can’t stand frivolous journalism

17 May 2008

Al Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahiri has kindly “answered” web questions in The New Yorker through the good offices of Andy Borowitz.

A magazine journalist in Manhattan is among those who get lucky.

Stacy in Manhattan asks: I am a journalist for the US publication Tiger Beat. When I heard you would be taking Web questions, I was like OMG, I have totes to write to him!!! Here are three questions we’re asking celebrities this month:

    1. If you could be any character on “Gossip Girl,” who would you be?
    2. Who would be a better friend, Lauren on “The Hills” or Ashley Tisdale in “High School Musical”?
    3. Who is hotter, Zac Efron or Joe Jonas? (LOL)

      Ayman al-Zawahiri writes: “May you and everyone at your magazine burn in Hell.”

      Read the other questions and answers: Ask the Jihadist

      NBA workshop on media and development

      17 May 2008

      PRESS RELEASE: Sarvodaya Press Service, Indore, Vikas Samwad, Bhopal, and the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) have jointly organised the “Sanjay Sangvai Memorial Consultation on Media and Development” at Badwani, Madhya Pradesh, from May 21-23.

      The tentative outline of the programme includes:

      1) Current Paradigm of Development: Issues relating to big dams and water management; land acquisition and displacement.

      2) Media and People’s Movements: Political role and space.

      3) Media and Development: In the context of neo-liberal policies.

      The workshop, which will be followed by a visit to the Narmada valley, will bring together veteran and eminent journalists of the print and electronic media from all over the country.

      Further details from bandwani@narmada.org

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