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Crazy Talk Hamid Mir Aur Ansar Abbasi Kay Saath

May 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV

On Crazy Talk last night, Hamid Mir and Ansar Abbasi put on an incredible show. And by ‘incredible’ I mean, of course, without a shred of credibility. Also, though, I mean incredibly funny. Earlier in the day, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif issued a statement on the raid in Abbottabad. According to Hamid Mir, Nawaz’s speech […]



Sympathy for the Devil

May 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Dawn, Geo TV, Jang, The News

In 2001, Osama bin Laden, by his own admission, masterminded the 9/11 attacks which killed 3,000 innocent people including dozens of innocent Muslims. This was not the first mass murder of innocents masterminded by bin Laden, nor would it be the last. His plan to draw the Americans into a protracted war like they did […]



Who has shut down Geo Super?

Apr 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV, Jang, PEMRA, The News

If you have not already, please immediately read Cafe Pyala’s brilliant explanation of the PEMRA vs GEO case that unfortunately continues to waste the time and energy of many people. Of the most damaging revalations from this expose is the question who is actually banning Geo Super? Geo/Jang Group has consistently accused the government via […]



PEMRA Controversy

Mar 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Ethics, Geo TV, Jang, PEMRA

The News today leads with a troubling story about a PEMRA executive instructing an employee to play games with the broadcast of cricket World Cup on Geo Super. The whistleblowing employee, Regional General Manager of Pemra in Balochistan Gul Muhammad Kakar, provided a document that describes his claim. This case should be investigated to ensure […]



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 […]



Flogging the dead horse of visa conspiracies

Feb 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV, Jang, The News

The conspiracy theory about ‘suspicious foreigners’ being issued visas by the Embassy in Washington is a horse long dead. Nevertheless, journalists continue to drag it into the street for a public flogging whenever possible. With the arrest of the American Raymond Davis for shooting two men in Lahore in what he claims was self defense, […]



Raymond Davis Case Is Sub Judice, Not Sub Media

Feb 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV

There is nothing positive about a tragedy such as occurred last week when an American Consulate employee shot two men and a third died in a vehicular accident involving another American Consulate employee. Unfortunately, some in the media have taken the opportunity of this tragedy to promote confusion, conspiracy theories, and political agendas instead of […]



Wali Khan Baber Killed

Jan 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV

Wali Khan Baber has been killed according to news reports. The Geo TV reporter was covering operation against drug-traffickers in Pehalwan Goth. Baber’s death comes only a few weeks after International NGO Committee to Protect Journalists terms Pakistan ‘deadliest nation‘.



Salmaan Taseer, Rest In Peace

Jan 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV, Jang

The media response to the assassination of Governor Punjab Salmaan Taseer today has been deplorable. Just when I think that things can not reach a lower level, I turn on my TV to be yet again disappointed. From the comments of Ansar Abbasi and Irfan Siddiqui to Geo’s animated depiction of the vicious murder, the […]



Ahmed Quraishi v. Ahmed Quraishi on Geo

Oct 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Geo TV, Jang

Ahmed Quraishi has weighed in on the media debate. In his typical style, Quraishi ignores the more thoughtful discussion of his more intellectual colleagues in journalism and jumps straight to accusations of some American conspiracy against Geo for being “critical of Mr. Zardari”. But upon careful reading, Quraishi’s critique quickly falls apart. Quraishi’s entire claim […]



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