Archive for November 2009

American Contractor Praises Clinton: A Conflict of Interest?

Nov 10th, 2009 | By | Category: The News

In two recent pieces published in The News ‘Just Say No’ and ‘The Ultimate Defining Moment’, former army officer turned security consultant turned defense analyst Ikram Sehgal, praised Hilary Clinton’s recent visit to Pakistan. Since PMW believes in fighting for “A Free, Fair and Factually Correct Pakistani Media” we believe Mr. Sehgal should be upfront […]

UPDATE: Committee to Project Journalists Condemns The Nation

Nov 9th, 2009 | By | Category: The Nation

UPDATE: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned The Nation for publishing “a reckless and unsubstantiated story”. Last week, Pakistan Media Watch wrote about the incident – in which The Nation published an article with no facts calling an American journalist a spy. Here is what the CPJ wrote today: Last Thursday, Pakistan’s The Nation […]

Where is the freedom?

Nov 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

A view on how the right-wing journalists try to defame and bring down any author or writer who disagrees with their views. It is time such journalists are held accountable and not allowed to merrily trample over any obstacle to their agenda. They are setting double standards when as a source of income they hold […]

Lage Raho Media Bhai!

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: The News

I don’t know how we missed this the other day, but thank you to Adeel for sending it to us to post! The article below is an excellent example of taking the media to task for ignoring the real stories that are affecting our lives and instead hawking wild conspiracy theories and unfounded rumour. I […]

GEO TV Bullys Bloggers, Offers No Facts

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Geo TV

Commercial media giant GEO TV has launched an attack on a small blog in a disturbing case of media bullying as popular TV Host Hamid Mir and investigative editor for The News Ansar Abbasi lashed out against the blog “Let Us Build Pakistan,” a blog of PPP supporters that was started in 2008 and is […]

The Nation Inciting Murder?

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: The Nation

Weaving fantastic stories out of rumour and innuendo is nothing new to The Nation, but yesterday’s article by Kaswar Klasra represents a new low in journalistic ethics and could result in the murder of fellow journalists. In yesterday’s article, “Journalists as spies in FATA,” Mr. Klasra claims that journalists in NWFP and FATA are secretly […]

Shaheen Sehbai: Journalist or Man with an Agenda

Nov 5th, 2009 | By | Category: The News

It is interesting to note that in today’s The News, the OpEd written by Shaheen Sehbai, an Editor in the newspaper, has been relegated to the inner pages. It seems like even The News governing board has realized that Mr Sehbai is not a journalist, but a campaigner. And that his stories are not based […]

Ahmed Quraishi Criticizes VOA, Fails to Disclose He Asked VOA For Job

Nov 4th, 2009 | By | Category: The Nation

Last week, Ahmed Quraishi wrote in The Nation, “VOA takes over PBC?” While Mr. Quraishi was critical of the Voice of America (VOA), he failed to disclose that he previously applied for a job with the same agency. In his article, Mr. Quraishi refers to the VOA as a “US propaganda network,” but a 2007 […]

Editorial Provides Insight Into Mazari's Lunacy

Nov 4th, 2009 | By | Category: The Nation

It’s not particularly difficult to find contradictions and outright misstatements in the work of Shireen Mazari, but yesterday’s editorial in The Nation proves particularly insightful into Mazari’s special kind of luncay. The editorial in question takes on an important topic – the need for a vibrant opposition in democratic politics. But the editorial is so […]

Hillary Clinton is a fascist? Give me a break!

Nov 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

To me, the word “fascist” conjures images of World War II, crowds of people changing and cheering in support of Mussolini and Hitler. It’s a pejorative word, describing a radical perspective that supports authoritarian government and is on the far right of the political spectrum. When I read Hamid Mir’s column, Liberal Fascism, I was […]