Wajahat S. Khan examines the anti-Malala media campaign

Oct 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories

Following the attempted murder of young education activist Malala Yousafzai, many news reports in the West heralded what was supposedly a uniting of Pakistani society against the Taliban. While this was going on, however, efforts were being made to break this unity and turn Pakistanis against the young girl by terming her as a pawn in an American conspiracy to attack Pakistan – or worse, an American agent.

Wajahat S. Khan examines how this media campaign against Malala took shape, and the false narratives used to spread confusion and misinformation among the masses.

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