Where was the Pakistani Media When Christians were being Burnt Alive?

Aug 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

It was ironic indeed that while reporting live on the incidents in Gojra where Christian minority was being burnt alive, all TV networks kept saying that there as an armed clash between two groups. This was very hypocritical and form of a self censorship.

The media that has become the self proclaimed flag bearers of truth and honesty finds it very easy to attack politicians, abuse them and threaten them with a judicial or military coup. But it is scared when it has to talk about extremists and terrorists.

All the key anchors of these TV channels were more focused on discussing how the Chief Justice Iftikhar led Supreme Court will deliver a final blow to the PPP government and President Asif Ali Zardari and how quickly that would come about. Shahid Masoods and Hamid Mirs did not find enough time on that day to jump and get live on TV and report the facts.

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  1. […] the question, “Is he a hero?” This is not a new development, either. We saw the same self censorship when extremists burnt alive a group of Christians in Gojra. As we wrote at the time: The media that […]

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