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 […]

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 […]

Latest Media Hoax: No Agreement On Aafia Siddiqui

Jul 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Dunya, Express Tribune, The Nation, The News

Last week, reports of a breakthrough in efforts by some groups to repatriate Dr Aafia Siddiqui filled the print and electronic media as reporters rushed to report that the US had agreed to return the Pakistani neuroscientist in a ‘prisoner swap’. After several days of heavy announcements, statements by political and government officials, and countless […]

روزنامہ دنیا کی پھر شرمناک اور دغا باز رپورٹنگ

Dec 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Dunya, Urdu Media, اردو

پاکستان میڈیا واچ کی ٹیم اپنے قارین کی توجہ روزنامہ دنیا کے اس پیس کی جانب مرکوز کروانا چاھے گی۔ اوپر دئیے گئے کالم کو مدنظر رکھتے ھوئے اب قارین سے درخواست ھے کہ وہ اصل اس کالم کو پڑھیں جس کا تزکرہ اوپر کیا جا رھا ھے۔ جیسا کہ محترم قارین دیکھ سکتے ھیں […]

⸮بار بار وہی لوگ

Jul 17th, 2012 | By | Category: ARY TV, Dunya, Geo TV, Urdu Media, اردو

پچھلے کچھ ہفتے پاکستانی میڈیا کے حوالے سے کافی دلچسپ اور توجہ کے حامل رہے ھیں۔ پاکستان میڈیا واچ کی ٹیم اپنے قارین کی توجہ کچھ اہم معاملات کی جانب مبزول کروانا چاھے گی۔ سب سے پہلے ہم ڈاکٹر عامر لیاقت کا تذکرہ کریں گے ۔ ڈاگٹر صاحب کی مشہور یو ٹیوب کلپ سے ھم […]

Media and Activism: Where do we draw the line?

Jul 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Dunya, Geo TV, Samaa TV

Speaking at a forum in Washington earlier this year, President GEO TV Imran Aslam proudly described his channel’s political activism. He spent most of the time talking about activism against the Hudood ordinances – a great example for an American audience, but hardly the only (or most common) issue. Actually, when the moderator asked if […]

“Khari Baat Lifafa Kay Saath” or “Caught in the Cross Fire”

Jun 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Dunya, Ethics, The News

Many were suprised by the way Meher Bokhari was offered a position at Dunya TV following her treatment of Salmaan Taseer, but after seeing the leaked videos from last night’s Khari Baat Lucman Kay Saath, those same people may be thinking that Mian Amir got what he paid for. Meanwhile, the anchor has reportedly been suspended for his […]

Najam Sethi sues Mubasher Lucman for defamation, inciting violence

Jun 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Dunya

Najam Sethi is suing Mubahser Lucman for Rs 1 billion alleging defamation. Documents reveal that the case is based on statements by Lucman considered to be “false and malicious allegations due to the current tense political situation in the country, especially high level of anti-Americanism…intentionally aimed at provoking and inciting mobs or extremists to engage […]

Exacerbating a tragedy

Apr 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Dunya, Geo TV, The News

Last night’s Bhoja air crash was a tragedy that has affected the entire nation. Unfortunately, once again the media has exacerbated the tragedy through irresponsible and insensitive reporting. Geo reported that Benazir Bhutto International Airport would be closed for two days, only to have their report followed by the Civil Aviation Authority reporting that the […]

Mubasher Lucman’s Social Media Campaign

Jan 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Dunya

A few months ago we warned Shahid Masood and Azeem Mian that Mubasher Lucman had entered the race for PTI Media Advisor and taken the contest to a whole new level. It seems that with the government’s troubles and PTI’s rising popularity, Mr lucman has stepped up his campaign using a popular PTI format – […]