Pakistan has announced a reward of 50 million rupees (approximately $520,000) for anyone with information about people involved in a failed plot to assassinate a renowned television journalist last week in Islamabad, the nation's capital.
Condemning the Taliban for their human rights abuses will not democratize Pakistan or Afghanistan. There is an urgent need to understand where the Taliban mindset emanates from and who else is responsible for mushrooming this scary world of intolerance and violence.
2011 was one of the worst years for journalists everywhere, and Pakistan was called the most dangerous place. Growing militancy, political and military instability, a deteriorating economy -- journalism is the first to suffer directly from these ailments.