Once again the national interest has been used to justify a media blackout. This time, foreign media channels deemed as anti-Pakistan are being turned off, but not by the government – by the media itself. In response to what some claim is anti-Pakistan programming, cable operators began pulling the plug on foreign TV channels on Tuesday […]
Archive for November 2011
Nothing factually or ethically wrong here, just a funny example of how layout decisions can have unintended consequences!
It is unfortunately more common that our reports examine inappropriate and unprofessional behaviour by our respected journalists. Occasionally, however, there are moments that make us proud to be associated with the profession and we do like to recognise these as well. After a week of media circuses, we are pleased to be able to once […]
We’re all well aware of just how vicious the media can be, especially when it comes to politics. Whoever is in power at the time will always suffer the greatest number of attacks, but even opposition politicians are not usually spared the venom of our talk show hosts and their guests. So when a politician […]
Newsweek Pakistan shows us how easily media can start rumours. Following the resignation of Ambassador Husain Haqqani on Tuesday, Newsweek Pakistan posted the following on Twitter. A few minutes later, Newsweek Pakistan posted again, clarifying that they were unable to verify the claims of their anonymous source. While it is good that Newsweek Pakistan clarified their report, it […]
“It is also being said…” by who? Who is saying this? What is their credibility? “If we can speculate…” Please don’t! We need facts, not rumour and innuendo. This is not news. This is just gossip.
Appearing on NDTV yesterday to explain his view to Barhka Dutt, Mansoor Ijaz’s answers actually raised more questions about his allegations in the ‘memogate’ controversy. Mr Ijaz begins by saying that the international media should be asking “what the government is trying to cover up”, which is a strange way to begin the interview – […]
آج کل کے تمام تر ٹی وی کےپروگرامز کو دیکھنے کے بعد یہ اندازہ ھوا کہ ھمارا میڈیا انصاف کے اصولوں سے ناواقف ھے۔ کسی بھی ایک موضوع یا شخص کو ھدف بنا کر اپنی تمام توانائیاں صرف کر دیتے ھیں۔ کچھ اپنے اداروں کے مقاصد حاصل کرنے کی کوشش کرتے ھیں اور کچھ اپنے […]
A flurry of interesting pieces have begun to appear in the media today, all reporting about a secret meeting between DG ISI Shuja Pasha and Mansoor Ijaz in a London hotel room last month. While PMW is in no place to question the information presented in the news reports, we are troubled by many of […]
A curious article appears in The News today which claims that Jang Group researchers discovered that Mansoor Ijaz, the American millionaire at the center of the “memogate” controversy, had previously “negotiated between the United States and the Sudanese government in an otherwise failed effort to apprehend Osama bin Laden”. This is an old and well […]