Posts Tagged ‘ anonymity ’

Western Media: Reliable Source…When Convenient

Jul 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized

In a curious turn of events during the past week, the Western media has suddenly become the most reliable source for information about the war on terror. Beginning with a Reuters (UK) report that the US is refusing to leave Shamsi airbase, media groups have begun once again pointing to American media as the paragon […]

The Lowest Depths of Media Irresponsibility

Dec 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Times, The Nation

I planned to write about a couple of items that have been in the news lately that I thought warranted addressing. For example, the article of 20 December, ‘Nawaz to support PPP in Centre, claims Shujaat’ which included the description of PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif as “the so-called opposition leader”. It is unclear if this […]

Cult of Anonymity

Nov 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The use of anonymous sources is a controversial practice, though at times it is a necessity to protect the identities of individuals who are revealing important information at great risk. But it is also true that this practice is often abused and used as a way to hide the identities of political operatives. But this […]