Archive for August 2012

Media Scandals…or ‘Status Quo’?

Aug 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Ethics

Two media scandals have made headlines this week – not scandals in Pakistan media, but in US media. So what do these have to do with a blog called ‘Pakistan Media Watch’? We thought they were interesting to highlight because they raise the question whether these would even be considered scandals here. Both stories hit […]



⸮ روزنامہ جنگ میں اشتہار یا رپورٹ

Aug 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, اردو

پاکستان میڈیا واچ کے ایک محترم قاری نے ٹویٹر پر ھماری توجہ جنگ اخبار کے29 اگست 2012  کے راولپنڈی ایڈیشن کی جانب مرکوز کروائی۔ اخبار کی کلپنگ نیچے ملاحظہ فرمائیے۔ اس رپورٹ کا ڈائریکٹ لنک یہاں پر موجود ھے۔ اگرچہ پاک میڈیا واچ ٹیم کے پاس اس بات کا ثبوت نہیں ھے کہ جنگ گروپ […]



US Refutes Express Tribune Article, ISPR stays mum

Aug 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Express Tribune

Express Tribune reported on Monday that the US is ready to give control of three Afghan provinces to Haqqani militants if they promise to stop supporting the Afghan Taliban. The claim is based on the statements of an anonymous ‘senior American military official’. According to the anonymous source, the Haqqanis are nearly invincible as both […]



The News Includes Editorial Cartoon In News Story

Aug 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: The News

A World News report in The News (Jang Group) on the ongoing saga of the status of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange who has taken refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador in London includes an image of the central figure with his mouth gagged by an American flag and surrounded by the words ‘courage’ and ‘truth’ […]



Ansar Abbasi Twists Facts, History In Defence of Militants

Aug 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The News

In his latest piece for The News (Jang Group), Ansar Abbasi requests “home-grown solutions to Talibanisation” – something many people would probably agree with. Unfortunately, he then goes on to spread a mixture of misinformation and pro-militancy which undermines his original thesis, suggesting that Ansar Abbasi’s “solution” to Talibanisation is actually to embrace it. Abbasi […]



Headline or Teeli?

Aug 18th, 2012 | By | Category: headlines, The News

On Friday, The News published a front page story with the headline, ‘Public trust in govt shattered: CJ’. Here is how The News reporter Sohail Khan described the CJ’s statement: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Thursday said that Pakistan was passing through a critical phase of its history wherein day-to-day incidents of kidnapping for […]



Freedom of Speech and Censorship of Ansar Abbasi

Aug 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Censorship, Jang

Ansar Abbasi once again finds himself at the center of controversy, this time not because of what he wrote in an article published by The News or Daily Jang but because of what he wrote in an article not published by his employer. This latest incident has resulted in that unique situation where conservatives demand […]



Investigative Journalism Failure Once Again

Aug 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

According to a report filed by Faisal Kamal Pasha in the daily “The News” of August 09, 2012, it has been claimed that the PHA Foundation awarded a contract to a “private construction company” National Construction Limited (NCL) in a dubious way. The impression has been created that the contract went to NCL solely because […]



یہاں پگڑی اچھلتی ھے- نزیر ناجی

Aug 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, Uncategorized, Urdu Media, اردو

پاکستان میڈیا واچ کی ٹیم اپنے قارین کی توجہ نزیر ناجی صاحب کے روزنامہ جنگ کے کالم کی جانب کروانا چاھتی ھے۔ اگرچہ پاکستان میڈیا واچ کسی بھی سیاسی پارٹی کی طرف داری کی حامی نھیں لیکن اس کالم میں کی گئی چند باتیں قابل غور ھیں۔



Jamaat-ud-Dawa: Internationally renowned charity or militant group?

Aug 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: The News

The News reports today that 160 Pakistanis appear on Interpol’s ‘Wanted List’. While the report is mostly just a list of names taken from the Interpol ‘Wanted List’, the author Sabir Shah gives special attention to the presence of Hafiz Saeed, terming his group Jamaat-ud-Dawa as the “globally renowned Islamic charity”. JuD is internationally known, […]



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