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Bol Getting Support From Unhelpful Allies

May 21st, 2015 | By | Category: Bol

The New York Times report on IT company Axact has taken the media by storm, especially since it directly involves the new channel Bol. We have no comment on the reports allegations, and will wait to see whether ongoing investigations produce any meaningful evidence. However, a dear reader brought our attention to a very curious […]



RAW supplying missiles to Taliban? Not necessarily.

May 14th, 2015 | By | Category: The News

A report in The News of 14th May quotes “highly placed defence sources working with diplomatic assignment” that Indian intelligence is supplying missiles to terrorist Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan aka TTP. Highly placed defence sources working with diplomatic assignment claimed while talking to The News Wednesday that India is the only country that possesses GTAM-7 currently as […]



Amir Mir Caught Plagiarising

Jul 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Journalist Amir Mir has been caught plagiarising his latest piece for The News (Jang Group) by none other than the original author himself – And it appears this is not the first time! Amir Mir has copied from The Long War Journal. For example, consider our description of Sanafi al Nasr: “As the leader of the Victory Committee, […]



Why Is PTV Promoting Banned Groups?

Jul 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Dunya, PTV

In 2008, Jamaat-ud-Dawa was added to a list of international terrorist groups by the United Nations. Following the announcement, the government arrested Hafiz Saeed and banned his organisation. Hafiz Saeed and his banned groups are not in hiding, however, rather they are currently being strongly projected by Pakistan media. Hafiz Saeed’s appearance on private media channels is nothing […]



Ghazi Abbasi’s Call For Global Jihad

Jul 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Like all of us, Ansar Abbasi is angry at the ongoing attacks against innocent civilians in Gaza. While most people are speaking out and protesting or calling for and end to the violence, Ghazi Abbasi is calling for global jihad against Israel. In his latest piece for Jang/The News, Abbasi requests all Muslim countries to form a […]



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 […]



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, […]



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