Posts Tagged ‘ Censorship ’

Nadeem Paracha and Self-Censorship

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Censorship

Nadeem Paracha’s latest column for Dawn, “Free Limits”, takes a controversial position around the issue of freedom of the speech and the media. While I don’t agree with all of his points, the article does make an important observation about the complex relationship between mass media, audience, and politics. But most importantly, it gives the […]



Why Internet Censorship Should Worry Media

May 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Censorship

The judiciary’s move to unilaterally block access to certain websites is a concern for Pakistan’s freedom of the press. While I do not condone blasphemy or intentionally provocative messages, the ability of a court to issue a blanket order of censorship to an entire media outlet is cause for worry. This blog has been from […]



Is Jang Group Reporting Facts…Or Erasing Them?

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

The past few weeks have been filled with enough political news to keep any reporter busy. This creates a prime opportunity to view what different media groups are reporting and how they are reporting it. For our first examination, we looked at how The News (Jang Group) is reporting the constitutional reforms. The results of […]



Is Media Being Bought By Hotelier?

Mar 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Censorship, Jang

An interesting post by Riaz Ahmed originally posted on the blog “Let Us Build Pakistan” suggests that perhaps big money is censoring media coverage of the Pearl Continental Hotel strike in Karachi. I did a Google News search for any articles in the last week with the keywords Pearl Continental Hotel Strike and found there […]



Why did Pakistani media boycott Brigadier Hussain Abbas’ funeral?

Feb 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Censorship

Omar Khattab, blogging at Let Us Build Pakistan, asks a good question: Why did Pakistani media boycott Brigadier Hussain Abbas’ funeral? This is an interesting observation and one that makes a point that is often overlooked when we consider bias in our media. There is so much poor reporting, obvious propaganda, and fantastic conspiracy theories […]



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