Archive for January 2012

How did Ansar Abbasi get access to Musharraf’s private accounts?

Jan 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

In a detailed front page story of The News on Sunday, Ansar Abbasi asks, ‘How did Musharraf become a billionaire?’ While questions about the source of Gen Musharraf’s personal fortune are legitimate, they typically focus on public information – how was he able to afford his London home? What is his current source of income? […]



Actually, security is a “known unkown” for many

Jan 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News, Threats to Journalists

In an editorial published on Friday, The News (Jang Group) belittles Husain Haqqani’s concerns for his safety as there have “been no fulminating clerics calling for Haqqani’s demise, nor protests or rallies against his alleged treachery”. As journalists, we find it particularly troubling that The News would require such a burden of proof of threats to […]



Who is ‘Judicial Executive Panel’ (JEP)?

Jan 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Earlier this week, Jang Group published a front page story by a mysterious person supposedly named ‘John S Hamilton’ that raised eyebrows as well as many questions. On Wednesday, Jang Group followed up with another story about the memo case that involves another mystery. The latest media story from Jang Group reports that Judicial Executive […]



Who is John S Hamilton?

Jan 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

That was the question that buzzed on Twitter Tuesday as people tried to figure out the identity of the author of a front page story “Special to The News” that is supposed to be by ‘John S Hamilton’ of Woodbridge, Virginia, USA. At first glance, the article, ‘Understanding the DNA of a BlackBerry set’ appears […]



The News for the Prosecution

Jan 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Is The News (Jang Group) reporting on court proceedings or trying to influence an issue that is sub judice? This question must be asked in light of a report by Ahmad Noorani of 31 December, ‘Asma focused on army bashing, not maintainability of petitions. The short, four paragraph piece in Saturday’s newspaper contains a sensational […]



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