Archive for September 2010

Pakistaniat: Time To Chill Out

Sep 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Blogs

Excellent post by Faris Islam on the blog All Things Pakistan: Looking through the usual new sites on Pakistan over the weekend, I came across the ominous headline proclaiming “A day of thrilling developments likely,” which outlined that Sunday had been full of “feverish political activities which showed no sign of slowing down.” The article […]



Daily Nawa-e-Waqt Publishes More Taliban PR

Sep 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Nawa-i-Waqt

We have shown previously troubling examples of both English language and Urdu language media publishing what is little more than PR for banned organizations including militant organizations like Taliban. Another glaring example of this behaviour has appeared this week in Nawa-i-Waqt. On 27 September, Nawa-i-Waqt published the article titled, “Afia’s sentence is a challenge to […]



Judicial Oversight Misrepresented in The News

Sep 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

In an article for The News yesterday, judicial oversight is severely misrepresented as judicial supremacy. Sabir Shah says that, Courtesy their power of judicial review, courts in countries like the US, India, Germany, United Kingdom, Canada and Sweden etc literally enjoy unchallengeable supremacy over their respective legislative houses, a research conducted by The News shows. […]



Conspiristan

Sep 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories

“Conspiristaan” is the name that journalist Syed Abidi invokes in an article for ILIM TV’s website yesterday. Though Mr Abidi is discussing the reaction to the murder of Dr Imran Farooq, his assessment is also apt when one considers the past week of reporting. As pointed out by Mr Abidi, the nation’s numerous conspiracy theorists […]



Is NRO reporting fair and factual?

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Ethics

It is often said that the media has an attention span of about two weeks. Issues come and go from front pages quickly as reporters look for the next big story. This can been seen by the short shelf-life of headlines and analysis about terrorist attacks such as took place in Lahore and Data Darbar. […]



Jang Group Credibility Takes Another Hit

Sep 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Blogs, Jang

The credibility of Jang Group, one of the nation largest media companies, has taken another hit with the departure of Mahmood Shaam to start a new Urdu language newspaper under the ARY banner. Cafe Pyala blog reports that this is is a major shakeup in the media world. Now, those who follow Pakistani media in […]



LHC Assassination Conspiracy Theory Threatens Jang Group's Believability

Sep 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Jang, The News

The News (Jang) finds itself in a rather embarrassing situation today as the Supreme Court has issued a public statement that an article in Sunday’s newspaper is misleading and requested Jang to publish a correction “prominently, preferably at the same spot on the front pages of the two newspapers in order to set the record […]



What really happened at Nasdaq?

Sep 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Express Tribune

The following fact-checking by Mr Shibil Siddiqi appeared on the Express Tribune Blog today. This is a most excellent report in which the author took the time to investigate facts rather than simply repeating a rumour. A recent popular story concerning Pakistan’s Consul General in New York, Mr Babar Hashmi, is circulating on news channels, […]



So Much For Myth of US and Army-Backed Caretaker Government

Sep 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Since the day one of the present government, certain media personalities have been predicting a coup of some form or another. Whether because of personal grudges, political opposition, or simply an attempt to be controversial there have been countless stories or examples of Wishful Journalism saying that the government will soon fall to a US-backed […]



Skiander Shaheen's Bhoot Story

Sep 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Nawa-i-Waqt

Majid Nizami’s newspapers have long been a reliable source of conspiracy theories and accusations against alleged spies of all sorts. The Nation became internationally notorious last year when it accused an American journalist of being a spy with no evidence. Unfortunately, this has happened again. Nawa-i-Waqt reporter Skiander Shaheen has continued the practice recently by […]



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