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Communications instructor Abhinav Aima interviewed on NPR

Abhinav Aima
Abhinav Aima, right, during a 2003 interview in Beirut with the spokesman for Hezbollah.
3/26/2012 —


Interviewed about the Middle East

Abhinav Aima, instructor in communications at Penn State New Kensington, was interviewed March 14 on NPR in Pittsburgh.

Aima was the featured guest of Paul Guggenheimer’s, “Essential Pittsburgh,” that airs on WESA 90.5 Essential Public Radio. The topic was “A Middle East Talk,” and Aima discussed the Obama Administration's handling of a nuclear Iran.  A Middle East researcher and journalism educator, Aima commented on the administration’s commitment to Israel and placating the Republican Party.

A former newspaper journalist in his native country of India, Aima has travelled extensively throughout the Middle East, interviewing a wide spectrum of people, from government officials to opposition leaders and from the indigenous populace to refugees. He has written features on Hezbollah in Lebanon and dissident leaders of the Hurriyat in Kasmir.

Aima joined the campus faculty in 2008. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Print Journalism from Delhi University, and a master’s in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Montana. He is a doctoral candidate in Mass Communication at Ohio University. Aima’s research interests include media coverage of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and South Asia. He teaches upper-level journalism courses at the campus.

To listen to the NPR interview, visit
http://www.essentialpublicradio.org/story/2012-03-14/middle-east-talk-10415 online.

For more about Aima, visit his campus website, http://www.personal.psu.edu/aka11/ online.


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