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A foreign journalist's first look at the political process

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Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 2:47 pm

A senate candidate sits in front of the cameras in a boardroom that is quiet except for the sounds of people settling in. The greetings are quiet but friendly. There’s a printout of potential questions in front of the four journalists who seat themselves across from the politician. The cameramen are an unobtrusive presence and after a few minutes you would forget they were there as they went about their work. The equipment is not fault-proof - earlier conversations would have let on - but there is no panicked rush. It would seem all is taken care of.

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Ayesha Azhar
  • Ayesha Azhar
  • Visiting journalist from Pakistan
  • Ayesha Azhar is a journalist from Pakistan, where she works as a sub-editor at an English language daily, The Express Tribune, which is with the International Herald Tribune. She is here as part of the US-Pakistan Professional Partnership Program for Journalists, a U.S.-funded program aimed at giving Pakistani journalists first-hand knowledge and working experience of international journalism while also helping the host paper learn more about Pakistan. While she observes and works with The Press of Atlantic City, she will chronicle her experiences in this blog.