Author: Shakir Reshamwala
2013 WPI FellowFront page editor and columnist, Kuwait Times
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Posts by Shakir Reshamwala:
Postkard from Amerika: POLITICS AND RACE STYMIE IMMIGRATION REFORM
by Shakir Reshamwala | Oct 7, 2013 | UncategorizedImmigration is a hot-button issue in the United States, and moves to initiate reforms to streamline and regularise the process are proving to be extremely contentious. Depending on who you ask, there are around 11 to 13 million illegal (or undocumented) people in the...
Postkard from Amerika: UPSTART STARTUPS IN MEDIA SHAKEUP
by Shakir Reshamwala | Oct 3, 2013 | UncategorizedWelcome to the brave new media world, where lumbering giants are being humbled by nimbler johnnies-come-lately. A world where senior editors of venerable newspapers have the deer-in-the-headlights look while those of new media outlets have a precocious twinkle in...
Postkard from Amerika: OF FAITH, FORTITUDE AND POLICING THE WORLD
by Shakir Reshamwala | Sep 13, 2013 | UncategorizedThe United States is accused of being the policeman of the world, but since no other nation has the appetite or power to resolve global conflicts, Washington has to step up to the plate. Rep Keith Ellison, the first Muslim to be elected to Congress, said he fully...
Postkard from Amerika: A SLICE OF AMERICANA – ON A STICK
by Shakir Reshamwala | Sep 2, 2013 | UncategorizedFrom farm animals to ferris wheels, and corn to cable cars, the Minnesota State Fair has it all. The fair is probably a microcosm of America – a no-holds-barred display of capitalism, consumerism, politics, resourcefulness and yes, gluttony. I say this without...
Recent blog posts
- Freedom of expression at a crossroads: Section 230 and the spread of disinformation in America
- Trust in local news stays high, but self-censorship is part of the equation
- Minnesota: Big on voting turnout and on paper ballots
- Coping with PTSD as a journalist in an unrelenting news cycle
- Abortion debate in the eyes of an abortion clinic escort in Minnesota
We asked different groups in Minneapolis what changed in their town after George Floyd's murder?
Not much, was their reply.
In @finnowl's first #WPIFellowship blog post, he wonders if the defamation case against Fox News by Dominion Voting Systems will drag down other media, too. Minnesota academics and journalists weigh in:
Check out my latest @GlobalMinnesota podcast episode w/ @Fawzeyah & @SaqibTanveer of this year's @worldpressinst International Fellows! Hear about the challenges of conducting journalism and speaking truth to power in Nigeria and Pakistan.