5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Presents: Minnesota in Pakistan

Posted at: 02/14/2013 12:44 PM
Updated at: 02/26/2013 10:33 PM
By: Mark Albert

Minnesota know-how is making a difference in a country few of us will ever visit: Pakistan.

Over the past two years, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has been proud to host four Pakistani journalists in our newsroom, each for about three weeks at a time.

And we've found lots of other Minnesota ties to Pakistan, too.

So in January 2013, reporter Mark Albert went to the south Asian country to find more Twin Cities connections, as part of a journalism exchange program with the International Center for Journalists, sponsored and funded by the US State Department.

Here are Mark's stories of Minnesota in Pakistan:

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at 10p
Mark Albert opens up his reporter's notebook to introduce us to the Muslim country that's a little larger than the state of Texas and to show us how difficult it is to report in Pakistan.
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at 10p
People with Minnesota ties are playing a big role in advocacy in Pakistan, helping to strengthen human rights and improve the quality of life of the Pakistani people.
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at 10p
Entrepreneurs from Minnesota are starting businesses in Pakistan and expanding, from equipping commercial cattle farms to providing prenatal counseling for the first time.
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at 10p
Educators and students from Pakistan are using what they learned at universities in Minnesota to improve their native country.


Watch a narrated slideshow with our Mark Albert, who joined six other US journalists on a two-week visit to Pakistan.

Read 'Creating understanding with a big heart,' about a spontaneous stop by the group of US journalists, including our Mark Albert, at a school in Taxilla, Pakistan. Courtesy Bob Gabordi, executive editor, Tallahassee Democrat. (01/2013)

Watch: 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS hosts its first journalist from Pakistan, Sohail Akhter. (05/2011)

Watch: Pakistani journalist Gharidah Farooqi finds hockey and hope in Minnesota. (04/2012)

Watch: Minnesota news through the eyes of Pakistani journalist Naseer Baloch. (10/2012)

Learn more about the US-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism program.

Learn more about the International Center for Journalists.