Archive for April 2011

Who has shut down Geo Super?

Apr 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV, Jang, PEMRA, The News

If you have not already, please immediately read Cafe Pyala’s brilliant explanation of the PEMRA vs GEO case that unfortunately continues to waste the time and energy of many people. Of the most damaging revalations from this expose is the question who is actually banning Geo Super? Geo/Jang Group has consistently accused the government via […]



Politicians and Media: Fostering McCarthyism

Apr 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Blogs

The following post by Hafiz Saad was originally published at PakTeaHouse. We are re-posting here because we believe it presents an excellent observation about the way media is used as a political weapon with no regard for the effect on society. There are a lot of lessons to be drawn from the political and media […]



Role of the media

Apr 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Dawn

TELEVISION can be seen positively as the most powerful instrument used today for teaching, creating awareness, swaying opinions and the influencing of minds, especially of the young. In fact, the media has provided our country with many outlets for debate and discussion which are necessary. It has the added advantage of speedy dissemination. But with […]



A Tale of Two Courts

Apr 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Daily Times, Jang, The News

A visitor from another country who learned about the judiciary from Pakistani media might be forgiven for believing that there are two high courts in the land. One court is made up of innocent angels who are incessantly bullied by a power-obsessed strong man in the presidency. This court is described by Taj M Khattak […]



Don’t Mention Balochistan

Apr 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized

We have written before about cases of media silence and self-censorship, and two recent pieces again raised this question in our minds, so we present it to you today for your consideration. Recent media hot topics include Raymond Davis, ZAB reference, and HEC. But the media has also been strangely silent on other issues. One of […]



Who is playing Sindh card?

Apr 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The popular talking point has become, once again, that the government is playing ‘Sindh card’ in its relationship to the judiciary. But a careful examination of recent media articles suggests that perhaps there is another player holding the cards. ‘Sindh card’ refers of course to the idea that President Zardari and other PPP politicians attempt […]



Talat Hussain’s revisionist history of Mohali

Apr 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Dawn

Ghairat Brigade watch out, there is a new hero in town and his name is Talat Hussain. In an article for Dawn, Talat attempts to re-write the history of the historic match at Mohali by painting an ugly picture of India and smearing our own boys in the process. According to the Dawn reporter, It […]



The News (Jang Group) Assault on Government

Apr 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The News (Jang Group) has taken a particularly adversarial tone against the government lately, with Jang’s celebrity journalists coming out with bald faced political attacks on the president and parliament based on nothing more than rumour, speculation, and conspiracy theories. We have already covered Ansar Abbasi’s baseless attack on parliament over devolution of HEC. But […]



The News Misrepresents HEC Devolution

Apr 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

In a front page article for The News on Saturday, Jang Group editor Ansar Abbasi once again deals in rumour, speculation, and misrepresentation – this time regarding devolution of the Higher Education Commission (HEC). According to Ansar Abbasi, The HEC is facing the wrath of the parliamentarians after it had refused to accept any pressure […]



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