10:27pm

Thu May 9, 2013
Politics

Today on Your Call: Deadly elections in Pakistan and America's drone wars

On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have a conversation with investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill about his new book “Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield.” He investigates the expanding CIA and the Joint Special Operations Command’s covert operations in Pakistan, Afghanistan and beyond. We’ll also talk about the rise in violence in Pakistan ahead of this Saturday’s elections with Dawn's Rafia Zakaria. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Rafia Zakaria, columnist for DAWN, Pakistan’s largest English newspaper

Jeremy Scahill, national security correspondent at The Nation magazine, author of Dirty Wars

Web Resources:

Jermey Schaill’s event: Friday, May 10, 7:30 pm at First Congregational Church of Oakland

DAWN: Bombing the vote in Karachi

Guardian: Pakistan's deadly democracy

The Nation: Inside America's Dirty Wars

BBC: Pakistan campaigning ends ahead of election

BBC: Pakistan elections: Politicians and parties to watch

Iona Craig: Will Obama keep Yemeni journalist in jail?

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