David Page taught at Edwardes College, Peshawar after graduating in modern history from Merton College Oxford in 1966. He completed his D.Phil from Oxford University and joined the BBC Eastern Service in 1972 where he worked for twenty years as a producer and editor of programmes broadcast to South Asia and Afghanistan.
After leaving the BBC in 1995, he served as the media training
coordinator for the European Union's Med Media programme. He
is a trustee of Afghanaid, a British NGO working in sustainable
development in Afghanistan, and of the Panos Institute, an NGO
with a communications and development brief. He has lectured
on South Asian politics at Oxford and London Universities and
is a consultant on media and development issues
in South Asia and Afghanistan.
is the author of Prelude to Partition (OUP New Delhi 1982, paperback
version 1999), a study of Muslim politics in India before independence, and Editor of Cross Border Talks, a series which explores differences between India and Pakistan, published by Roli Books of New Delhi.
is co-Director of the Media South Asia Project, based at the
Institute of Commonwealth Studies at London University,
and co-author with William Crawley of Satellites over South
Asia: Broadcasting, Culture and the Public Interest (Sage, New Delhi, London and Thousand Oaks 2001).
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