Dawn News TV

When Even the Facts Aren’t the Facts

Jun 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Daily Times, Dawn News TV, The News

How often do we see academics, ‘analysts’, and experts of all sorts filling the newspapers and TV channels with shocking reports about this or that? It seems to be almost daily occurrence. Recently, businessman Munir Attaullah heard some claims and rather than simply accept them without question, he investigated the claims of Maria Sultan in […]



Pak Journalists: Conspiracy Theories and Willful Ignorance

Mar 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Daily Lahore Post, Dawn News TV, Express News, Express Tribune

As the details of the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti begin coming to light, journalists are scrambling to meet deadlines and be the first to have the lead report on the topic. In this rush, mistakes will be made and facts will go unverified. But a much greater problem plagues media accounts – the willingness of […]



Matiullah Jan Holds Colleagues Accountable, Exposes Corruption In Media

Feb 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Dawn News TV, Ethics, Geo TV, Jang, Samaa TV, Waqt TV

We have posted several times over the years that the solution to irresponsibility and unethical behaviour in media lies not with any government interference, but within media itself. Better training, better oversight by editors and industry associations, hiring of ombudsmen, and the type of self-policing that is exemplified by Matiullah Jan’s show Apna Gareebaan on […]



The Intransigent Talat Hussain

Dec 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Dawn News TV

Talat Hussain, a man who has (or should I say had) a reputation for being at least bearable among the insufferable lot of TV anchors, has done it again. The anchor, on his struggling-for-rating program “News Night with Talat” recently attacked Husain Haqqani, ambassador of Pakistan to US questioning the ambassador’s loyalty and motives. He […]



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