The Nation

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 […]



The Seamy Side of Attack Journalism

Jul 18th, 2013 | By | Category: The Nation

The newly elected government of Nawaz Sharif may be enjoying less trouble with the media than his predecessor, but it should not be thought that he has been given a pass by the political attack dogs in media. A case in point is Sajid Zia’s piece, ‘The seamy side of NA-120, a tour through PM […]



The Nation Report On BISP Based On Bad Math, Inaccuracies

Jan 7th, 2013 | By | Category: The Nation

A report in The Nation (Nawa-e-Waqt Group) of 7th January suggests that the government is using BISP to reward PPP supporters instead of distributing the funds impartially. However, the maths used by reporter Iftikhar Alam to prove his thesis are filled with mistakes and inaccuracies. The first mistake made by reporter Alam is to use […]



The Nation Repeats, Adds To US Secession Misinformation

Nov 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The Nation

We noted earlier that The News (Jang Group) had engaged in pointless point scoring by elevating a story about Americans unhappy with the recent election posting on the White House website asking that their states be allowed to secede from the US. The Nation has not only repeated this story, but added some creative misinformation to make […]



The Nation misrepresents Bilawal’s statements…again

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: The Nation

Even before his full entry into the political arena, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is already facing media attacks usually reserved for more seasoned political veterans. The Nation on Tuesday lobbed a rather serious attack against the young PPP Chairman, terming his attitude as ‘defiant’ and claiming that he has ‘attempted to threaten the judiciary from the […]



The Nation Publishes Misinformation About Anti-Islam Film

Sep 14th, 2012 | By | Category: The Nation

An editorial appearing in The Nation of 14th September contains several inaccurate claims both about the film and about freedom of speech. The editorial, which represents the official position of the newspaper, claims that “was funded by Jewish business to the tune of $5 million dollars, as admitted by Israeli-American director “Sam””. Actually, there is no […]



Headlines no place for editorialising

Jul 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: The Nation

A front page article in The Nation last week reported some information about petitions challenging the recently-passed contempt of court law. The report by Bari Baloch did a good job of sticking to the facts and not including the reporter’s personal views or political opinions. Unfortunately, the reporter’s good work was undermined by the headline […]



Two Tales of One Story

Jun 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Dawn, The Nation, The News

It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Is the image to the right a picture of a vase? Or is it two faces looking at each other? There are many things that two people may see differently depending on their own expectations and biases, and news stories are the same. Sometimes, […]



The Nation Responds

May 29th, 2012 | By | Category: The Nation

Dear Sir or Madam: As always, Pak Media Watch holds a special place in its heart for the instruction and correction of alleged errors made by The Nation, for which we are ever grateful. It gives us the long-awaited and only chances we have of interacting with PMW. We are, however, at a loss to […]



The Nation Publishes Misinformation on Dual Nationality

May 28th, 2012 | By | Category: The Nation

An editorial in The Nation of 27th May includes misleading and sensationalistic claims about dual nationals. The piece titled ‘Foreign Nationality’ claims that “while the UK allows dual nationality, the USA does not” and “those naturalized as American citizens not only have to abjure any previous citizenship, but also have to take the American oath […]



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