Posts Tagged ‘ accountability ’

Media self-regulation: An Example

Jun 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Ethics, Foreign Media

Each time a new scandal threatens the credibility of the entire media industry, journalists and editors argue that only self-regulation can hold people accountable without threatening freedom of speech. We do not disagree. But there seems to be some confusion about what self-regulation and accountability means. A scandal in American media last week provides a […]



Danger of media fracturing

Jun 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Ethics

One issue that we have tried to highlight over the years has been that journalists and media groups have a significant power to shape public opinion through choosing what stories to highlight and which to ignore. We have also discussed in depth how this can result in confusion and fracturing among the masses. In today’s Dawn, […]



Hajrah Mumtaz: Who Watches the Watchmen?

Mar 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Dawn, Ethics, Express Tribune

When we started this blog a few years ago, many people said that it was a waste of time because the media groups were too big and too powerful to listen to care about one small blog. But over time our assumption proved correct: People were tired of irresponsible journalism and wanted to see more […]



Watching the Watchers

Apr 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Zaair Hussain’s column in Daily Times today is an excellent explanation of why it is so important that we, the citizens, keep a check on the media and do not allow it to become like a dictator in its own right.  We talk about accountability for government officials, politicians, and police – but rarely do […]



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