The News

RAW supplying missiles to Taliban? Not necessarily.

May 14th, 2015 | By | Category: The News

A report in The News of 14th May quotes “highly placed defence sources working with diplomatic assignment” that Indian intelligence is supplying missiles to terrorist Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan aka TTP. Highly placed defence sources working with diplomatic assignment claimed while talking to The News Wednesday that India is the only country that possesses GTAM-7 currently as […]



Amir Mir Caught Plagiarising

Jul 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Journalist Amir Mir has been caught plagiarising his latest piece for The News (Jang Group) by none other than the original author himself – And it appears this is not the first time! Amir Mir has copied from The Long War Journal. For example, consider our description of Sanafi al Nasr: “As the leader of the Victory Committee, […]



Ghazi Abbasi’s Call For Global Jihad

Jul 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Like all of us, Ansar Abbasi is angry at the ongoing attacks against innocent civilians in Gaza. While most people are speaking out and protesting or calling for and end to the violence, Ghazi Abbasi is calling for global jihad against Israel. In his latest piece for Jang/The News, Abbasi requests all Muslim countries to form a […]



Pakistan’s Fearless Investigative Journalist Mian Saifur Rehman

Apr 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The recent attack against senior journalist, editor, and Express News anchor Raza Rumi has once again raised the issue of the danger facing journalists who report on sensitive issues. Before Raza Rumi was attacked, investigative journalists including Umar Cheema and Saleem Shahzad have bravely faced many dangers and life threats to tell people the facts. Despite […]



Shaheen Sehbai’s Latest: Making a Fool of Himself…Or Jang Group?

Mar 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Jang, The News

This story was brought to our attention by a Tweet via Nadeem Paracha. Oh, boy. Believing satirical stuff to be real news. Pakistani newspaper uses satirical text in its story … https://t.co/eyM5k94fap — Nadeem F. Paracha (@NadeemfParacha) March 10, 2014 Following the link takes the reader to a most interesting post on Facebook by The […]



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 […]



Misleading Headline on Overseas Voting Rights

Apr 9th, 2013 | By | Category: The News

The News (Jang Group) published a front page article with a misleading headline on 9th April. The article by reporter Mumtaz Alvi discusses the ongoing controversy over proposals to allow overseas Pakistanis to vote online in next month’s elections. As has been reported by other media groups, the ECP has opposed this proposal terming such a […]



Media’s Pre-poll Rigging: Journalists or Phappay Kutnis?

Mar 28th, 2013 | By | Category: The News

We wrote last week about the lack of attention being paid to one of the biggest sources of pre-poll rigging going on in Pakistan – the way media reports all manner of unfounded rumours and gossips against politicians. The example we used in our last post was a story in The News that accused PML-N chief […]



Media’s Pre-Poll Rigging: The News Describes Nawaz As Taliban Sympathiser

Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: The News

A lot of attention is given to certain actions by politicians and political parties intended to put undue influence on the outcome of elections before polls take place. Usually these actions fall into the categories of promising political favours and offices and the diversion of public funds for development projects to discretionary accounts. Little attention, […]



New Provinces, Conspiracy Theories, and Turtles

Jan 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The News

Issues like creation of a new province can spark legitimate debate and discussion about the pros and cons of such policies. Or, if you need a short cut, you can always accuse the other side of acting in the interests of foreign powers. This is the case in Major General (r) Tahir Ali’s recent piece […]



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