Archive for April 2014

Geo Saga Requires Reflection, Not Reaction

Apr 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Censorship, Geo TV, ISPR

The attempted murder of Geo News Senior Anchor Hamid Mir has rocked the nation, not only as the latest attempt to silence a journalist who reports on sensitive issues, but due to the very serious allegations made by Hamid Mir and others holding the ISI responsible for the attack. As tensions are rising to regrettable levels, though, […]



Media’s Role In Legitimising Taliban

Apr 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Taliban has contributed to the deaths of over 50,000 Pakistanis since recent years in their quest to replace Pakistan’s constitution with their own definition of an Islamic state. Eager to stop the bloodshed, the government has been pursuing a strategy of negotiation. Whatever one’s opinion of this strategy, it is agreed by all that some […]



Media’s Role In Khawaja Asif Controversy

Apr 11th, 2014 | By | Category: ARY TV, Dunya

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif is having a terrible time after coming under criticism for comments he made in response to statement made by Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif that Army will ‘preserve its own dignity’, a comment made in context of the treason trial of former COAS Gen Musharraf. Next day, Defence Minister […]



Pakistan’s Fearless Investigative Journalist Mian Saifur Rehman

Apr 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The recent attack against senior journalist, editor, and Express News anchor Raza Rumi has once again raised the issue of the danger facing journalists who report on sensitive issues. Before Raza Rumi was attacked, investigative journalists including Umar Cheema and Saleem Shahzad have bravely faced many dangers and life threats to tell people the facts. Despite […]



Media Freedom…For Militants

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Censorship, Express Tribune, Threats to Journalists

Any pretense of media freedom was washed away by the ink in Kamal Siddiqi’s pen when he wrote to instruct Express Tribune reporters to write “nothing against any militant organisationand its allies like the Jamaat-e-Islami, religious parties and the Tehrik-e-Insaf”. This is not a judgment against Express Media Group which has suffered repeated terrorist attacks, including the recent […]



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