If Trump Won’t Protect the Free Press Abroad, Maybe America’s J Schools Can

Donald Trump has recently turned his long-running attacks on the news media up a notch. Last week, he devoted most of what was supposed to be a speech in support of a Republican candidate to deriding what he called the “fake, fake disgusting news.” In late July, after a public spat with the publisher of The New York Times, he tweeted that journalists are “unpatriotic” when they report on “internal deliberations of our government”—that is when they do their jobs. “Don’t believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news,” he previously told a veterans group. “What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.”
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Pakistani Girl wins State Department’s Emerging Young Leaders Award

Washington: The US Department of State honored 10 outstanding young leaders from around the world, including Dania Hassan from Pakistan in recognition of her efforts to promote positive social change in the education sector of Pakistan, in a graceful ceremony today.

Dania Hassan, 18, after attending summer school at John’s Hopkins University through the U.S. Summer Sisters Exchange Program, a program of US Pakistan Women Council, established an organization called “Fun to Learn,” through which teams of volunteers conduct extracurricular programs in underprivileged schools in Pakistan. She is the youngest high achiever of the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network’s “30under30 series.”

Earlier, the US-Pakistan Women Council organized a pre-award event at the residence of Ms. Shaista Mahmood, who is the founding member of the Council to celebrate the achievement of Ms. Hassan.

Speaking at the occasion, Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry applauded the efforts made by the US Pakistan Women Council to promote Women Empowerment and Entrepreneurship. While congratulating Ms. Hassan, Ambassador Chaudhry remarked that Pakistani Youth and Pakistani women are vibrant, robust and passionate and are excelling in various fields. He urged the Council and its partners to identify more opportunities to enhance future cooperation.

The event was well attended by the senior officials of the State Department, board members of US Pakistan Business Council, prominent community members and students.

Dr. Narinder Singh Kapany, Father of Fiber Optics

What do lasers, fiber optic communications, biomedical instrumentation, solar energy, pollution monitoring and lastly, the Internet all have in common? These inventions would not have been possible without Dr. Narinder Kapany’s scientific contributions to the world of physics. Recognized as the “Father of Fiber Optics” on a global scale, Kapany’s research in the 1950’s led to the development of fiber optics and he was the first person to demonstrate the transmission of an image through a bundle of glass fibers.

“The important thing is to be a man of the world, that’s what I have tried to be, and to a small extent succeeded, but I like to do things for people.” – Dr. Narinder Kapany

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Apple partners with Malala Yousafzai’s Malala Fund to help advance girls’ education

London — Apple and Malala Fund today announced that Apple will become the fund’s first Laureate partner, enabling a significant expansion of Malala’s effort to support girls’ education and advocate for equal opportunity. Led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, Malala Fund champions every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education.

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