Express Tribune

Is Imran Khan victim of a media vendetta?

May 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Express Tribune

Writing for Express Tribune‘s ‘Media Watchdog’ blog, Corporate Solicitor Zain Umar claims that the newspaper has a ‘Goebbel’s vendetta’ against Imran Khan. After equating The Express Tribune to the Nazi propaganda minister in the very first sentence, he goes on lambast the newspaper for allegedly “publishing literally anything against Imran Khan” while “not a single […]



Facts and Perception: More Misleading Reporting on Memogate

Apr 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Dawn, Express Tribune, Geo TV, The News

The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned its hearing on former Ambassador Husain Haqqani’s plea to be given the same opportunity to respond via video link as his accuser, the American businessman Mansoor Ijaz. When it did so, the Court issued some decision. What you believe that decision may depends on where you get your news. […]



Is Rohrabacher Playing Pak Media Like A Drum?

Mar 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Dawn, Express Tribune, The News

Last week US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher gave another speech about his support for Baloch separatists. As it was almost surely intended to do, Rohrabacher’s speech made headlines. Express Tribune headlined their report, ‘US Congressman calls Pakistan ‘enemy’ of US, freedom’, and The News headline read: ‘Pakistan a radical Islamist government: US Congressman’. What didn’t make […]



Abdul Majeed: Why believe conspiracy theorists?

Mar 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Express Tribune

In the piece below published by Express Tribune, Abdul Majeed examines the claims of journalist Nadir Hassan who recently wrote that all the anti-American conspiracy theories of recent years have proven to be true. After careful examination, though, Majeed finds Hassan’s argument lacking. We wanted to highlight this piece for our dear readers for two […]



What’s the right number of visas?

Feb 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Express Tribune

Over 50,000 Americans were granted visas to Pakistan since the past four years, media reported this week. When you hear that bit of news, what does it tell you? Does it tell you that Pakistan has become a top tourist destination? Or does it tell you that every province and village is overrun with Blackwater […]



Fragmented Media, Fragmented Nation

Feb 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Daily Nawa-i-Waqt, Dawn, Express Tribune, Jang, The Nation, The News

Not that long ago, two people from different walks of life would learn about the issues of the day from the same source. We relied on PTV and a handful of newspapers to bring us the news, and even this was vetted and censored by government officials. It was Gen Musharraf, ironically, who loosed the […]



Lifafa Journalism

Sep 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Ethics, Express Tribune

An article by Issam Ahmed for The Christian Science Monitor yesterday rocked the journalism community as the reporter discussed payments made to two Pakistani journalists from an American nonprofit that receives funding from the US State Department. Two reactions dominated discussion – those on the right saw an American propaganda machine unmasked and those on […]



ایکسپریس اخبار کی دوغلی رپورٹنگ

Aug 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Daily Express, Express News, Express Tribune, Uncategorized, اردو

پاکستان میڈیا واچ جنگ گروپ کی دوغلی اور مکار اردو اور انگریزی اخبارات کی مختلف رپورٹنگ تو سامنے لا ھی چکا ھے۔ اب ملاحظہ فرمائیں روزنامہ ایکسپریس اردو اور ایکسپریس ٹریبیون انگلش کی رپورٹنگ میں فرق۔ سب سے پھلے ایکسپریس ٹریبیون انگلش کی یہ مکمل رپورٹ دیکھیے۔ اس بات کا دھیان رھے کہ اس انگریزی کالم […]



Freedom – and Responsibility – of Media

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Ethics, Express Tribune

Express Tribune includes excellent analysis by Saroop Ijaz, a lawyer and partner at Ijaz Co in Lahore, in a piece titled, ‘Shouting fire in a crowded theatre‘. Coming so soon after our posts on Meher Bokhari and Zaid Hamid as well as Geo‘s controversial interview with Hafiz Saeed, we thought Mr Saroop Ijaz’s observations brought an […]



Media Adds Bodies, Confusion To Drone Death Count

May 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Daily Express, Daily Nawa-i-Waqt, Express News, Express Tribune, Geo TV, Jang, The News

Since Geo took a report from AFP and added two bodies to the death count from a pair of drone strikes in North Waziristan on Monday, news agencies have been in a race to the top of the pile of bodies. The News and Jang added an extra body, making the total 10 deaths. Express […]



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