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Media narratives on Kashmir tell stories of competing nationalisms.

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By David Brenner

Ceasefire capitalism undermines peace in Karen State.

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The Hours The Hours

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    Timmy, 28 July 2014

    Laxmi, kudos to your analysis. It is such a hair raising analysis that brings out the the true characterization of media. Only last bid where the Tex...

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  • Through the looking glass

    Young Werther, 25 July 2014

    Dear Anish,

    Your piece was extremely helpful in making me think through my thesis chapter. Very well written. Academic hugs and kisses for this li...

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  • Owning the news

    ManDog, 18 July 2014

    Brilliant piece! Newsrooms across the world are struggling with some of these same issues but i despair for Indian journalism - which has such a great...

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