Archive for June 2014

Naya Zamana Editor Threatened By Jihadi Militants

Jun 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Urdu Media

The editor of progressive Urdu monthly magazine Naya Zamana, Lahore, Mohammad Shoaib Adil, has reportedly been receiving life threats from religious militants for publishing the autobiography of a retired Lahore High Court judge, Muhammad Islam Bhatti, seven years ago.  These militants have also submitted an application for registration of a blasphemy case against the editor, […]



Does ISI’s Media Wing Have A New Outlet?

Jun 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The ISI’s involvement in media is usually discussed in stories about motivation, either positive or negative. Lifafa journalism is an open secret. The publication of a list of journalists who allegedly received some payment from the Information Ministry resulted in important questions about official manipulation of media. What has not received the same scrutiny, however, […]



Anti Terrorism Court Issues Arrest Warrants Against Geo Personnel On Charges of Blasphemy

Jun 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Censorship, Geo TV

Journalists is Pakistan have been killed with impunity since long. Now the Anti-Terrorism Courts are finally taking notice of the media, but it is not to protect journalists, but to arrest them. ATC judge Tariq Anwar Kasi on Thursday issued arrest warrants against Geo’s owner Mir Shakeelur Rehman, morning show host Dr Shaista Lodhi as well as […]



Over 20 Channels Summoned Over Blasphemy Allegations

Jun 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Censorship

When Geo found itself in the crosshairs, the response from other media groups was sadly predictable – capitalise on the opportunity to bring the giant down, and in doing so grab a piece of their coveted audience. Unfortunately, in their scramble, the media tycoons forgot that throwing mud will leave you soiled as well. Now, Geo […]



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