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United Nations, Escaped Goats and War Hysteria

Sep 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Dunya, Geo TV, Jang, The Nation, The News

On 22 September, American Admiral Mike Mullen famously appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee of the US Congress and delivered remarks that shocked Pak-US relations. A few days later, The Washington Post reported that senior Pentagon officials criticised his remarks saying he overstated the case. Asked about the controversial statements, the White House refused […]



کامران خان: متحدہ قومی موومنٹ میڈیا منسٹر

Sep 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Blogs, Geo TV, Uncategorized, Urdu Media, اردو

آج کامران خان کے ساتھ جیو ٹی وی کا ایک بہت مشہور تجزیاتی پروگرام ھے لیکن حال ھی میں بروڈکاسٹ کیئے گئے پروگرامز ک دیکھ کر کچھ ایسے لگتا ھے جیسے کامران خان تجزیہ نگار کم اور ایم کیو ایم کے میڈیا منسٹر زیادہ ھیں۔ نیچے دی گئی ایک کلپ ملاحضہ فرمائیے۔     اس […]



Geo Projecting Terrorism?

Aug 20th, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV, Jang, PEMRA

Earlier this year, PEMRA fined two TV channels for projecting terrorists/outlaws when they aired an interview with the assassin Mumtaz Qadri. Now, the following advertisement is being made by Geo TV. Notice that the Lashkar-e-Taiba founder is quick to say, “we are against all sorts of terrorism.” Of course sympathisers will claim that Jamaat-ud-Dawa is but […]



Culture of plagiarism at Jang Group

Jul 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV, ISPR, Jang

Below is the opening paragraph from an article in the 14 July edition of British newspaper The Economist. EVEN at the best of times it would have seemed unusual for America’s embassy in Islamabad to organise its recent gathering for “gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender” people. Given the grim state of bilateral relations, the meeting […]



If only our own media was held to the same standard

Jul 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Ethics, Geo TV, ISPR

Geo TV report quotes DG ISPR Major General Athar Abbas criticising The New York Times for unsubstantiated reports based on anonymous sources “without any concrete evidence”. According to the official ISPR press release, Gen Abbas gave the following statement: ‘In some cases, information that was controversial then, and seems questionable now, was insufficiently qualified or allowed to stand unchallenged. […]



Daily Jang Terms Ilyas Kashmiri ‘Patriot’

Jun 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV, Jang, The News

An article in Daily Jang provide an interesting look at how Jang Group characterises jihadis in Urdu publications. The articles describe the jihadi leader Ilyas Kashmiri who is believed to have been killed recently in a drone strike. You will please recall that a sympathetic piece was published in Daily Jang following the death of Osama bin […]



Is Jang Group telling the truth about Geo Super?

Jun 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV, Jang, PEMRA

Additional evidence has surfaced supporting the belief that Jang Group is playing politics with Geo Super. As you will recall, Jang Group has claimed that transmission of the sports channel was shut down by the government. This claim was first called into question by the blog Cafe Pyala. Almost everyone would have seen this image […]



Hamid Mir’s Latest Source Admits Making Whole Thing Up

Jun 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV, Jang, The Nation, Waqt TV

On Wednesday’s Capital Talk, Hamid Mir showed an interview with an unnamed source who claimed to have first-hand knowledge of infiltrators who helped militants attacks PNS Mehran last month. You can see the clip below starting at the 6-minute mark. The source, speaking through his tears, makes wild claims about not only infiltrators in the […]



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 […]



Geo Caught Plagiarising, Censoring Report On Drones

May 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV, Jang

Editors and journalists may think they can get away with plagiarizing articles and changing the facts reported without being caught. But in the modern age of the internet this is simply not possible. Most recently Geo has found itself embarrassed on the world stage when US think tank ‘AfPak Channel’ caught it plagiarizing an article […]



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