Lawrence Pintak, PhD

Lawrence Pintak, PhD is an award-winning journalist, scholar, and media development expert who has reported from four continents and led projects in the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, and the Caucasus that support the independence and viability of journalism. He served as dean of the Graduate School of Media and Communications at The Aga Khan University in East Africa, founding dean of The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, helped found Pakistan’s Centre for Excellence in Journalism, and directed the Arab world’s leading media training center in the years leading up to the Arab Spring. A former CBS News Middle East correspondent, Pintak is the author of five books at the intersection of media, democracy, and international relations, and was named a Fellow of the Society of Professional Journalists in 2017 for “extraordinary service to the profession of journalism” around the world. He holds a PhD in Islamic Studies.
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Coronavirus is highlighting the rift in Islam (Religion Unplugged)

Coronavirus is highlighting the rift in Islam (Religion Unplugged)

Coronavirus is bringing to the fore what is likely to be one of Islam’s most fundamental divides of the next decade: the rift between those Muslims whose worldview is being shaped by the modern…

The Online Cacophony of Hate Against Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib (NYT)

The Online Cacophony of Hate Against Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib (NYT)

Donald Trump has made the demonization of Representative Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota, a key element of his 2020 re-election strategy. But the targeting of Ms. Omar and her fellow Democrat…

I met Robert Mugabe in the late 1970s. What he told me still haunts me. (Vox.com)

I met Robert Mugabe in the late 1970s. What he told me still haunts me. (Vox.com)

The Zimbabwean rebel leader wanted to be a different kind of African president. He was — just not the way I thought he meant. By Lawrence Pintak Sep 6, 2019, 6:20pm EDT “We are not going to…

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