Archive for August 2011

محر بخاری اور ان کا انداز

Aug 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Dunya, Uncategorized, اردو

محر بخاری اپنے پروگرام کراس فائر میں مختلف قابل سیاست دانوں اور پالیسی میکرز کو بطور گیسٹ بلاتی ھیں۔ لیکن جس طریقے سے وہ اپنے مہمانوں سے گفتگو کرتی ھیں وہ نہایت شرمناک ھے۔ محر بخاری کے کل شب کے پروگرام کو دیکھنے کے بعد کچھ یوں محسوس ھوتا ھے کہ وہ اپنی بدتمیز طرزعمل […]

No evidence to support accusations in ATM theft article

Aug 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

We missed this article in The News when it was published on 5 August, but it was brought to our attention by dear reader Xeeshan. After shaking our heads in disbelief, we decided that it was an excellent example of the type of poor reporting and sensationalism that is too prevalent in media even on […]

جنگ گروپ کی جھوٹی اور من گھڑت رپورٹنگ

Aug 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Blogs, Jang, Uncategorized, Urdu Media, اردو

اتوار کے جنگ اخبار کی سرخی کو دیکھنے کے بعد جنگ اخبار کی کھوکھلی رپورٹنگ کھل کر سامنے آ جاتی ھے۔ اتوار کی سرخی نیچے ملاحضہ فرمائیے اگر غور کریں تو پتا چلتا ھے کہ صارفین سے ایک نھیں بلکے کئی جھوٹ بولے جارھے ھیں۔ سب سے پھلی کوتاھی ھے بنا تصدیق یہ خبر چھاپنا کہ […]

Along with credibility, Jang Group’s shame is vanishing also

Aug 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Foreign Media, Jang, The News

We noted yesterday that The News (Jang Group) published a conspiracy theory on the front page that was filled with inaccurate information. Today, Jang Group bowls wide again, this time with a headline that will surely raise the blood pressure of any patriot: ‘Seals had intruded into Pakistan 12 times before Osama raid’. And again, there is […]

Proof of Osama’s death, or proof of media credibility has vanished?

Aug 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Jang, The News

A sensational headline on the front page of The News (Jang Group) announces the latest conspiracy theory concocted to confuse the masses over Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound and the US raid that killed him. The News reports that US chopper crash removes all proof of Osama’s death, but is it all proof of Osama’s […]

Journalist or Wannabe PTI Media Advisor?

Aug 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang

The problem of political bias in reporting is an ongoing topic of this blog and others. This is a failure of journalistic ethics and professionalism that, unfortunately, is rampant in our media. But rarely do we have the opportunity to see such a textbook example of this behaviour as we do today. Last year, at […]

Possible Hacking Scandal

Aug 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Ethics

I received several notices since the past few days about a possible media hacking scandal. No, I’m not referring to the recent hacking scandal that brought down the News of the World and found the chief of News Corp media group Rupert Murdoch summoned before Parliament for a public shaming. No, this is a pukka […]

Fashion Journalism

Aug 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: The News

We have avoided until now addressing the treatment of FM Khar by some in media because it was our sincere hope that this would be a momentary lapse of reason that would fade away once the newly appointed minister was giving meetings with her international counterparts as representative of the national interest. But upon seeing […]