Posts Tagged ‘ China ’

China cracks down on rumours in media

Nov 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Censorship, Conspiracy Theories

As government and military officials look more and more to China, members of Pakistan’s journalism community should take notice of certain recent developments. Chinese authorities announced this week that they are tightening regulations governing journalists, specifically, rule that require reports to fact check and have actual evidence before publishing sensational claims and conspiracy theories. The […]



Reality check for “insignificant” US aid

Jul 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Pakistan Today

While the American Congress debates whether to cut aid to Pakistan, the media seems to be taking it upon itself to make the case that the US doe snot need to be sending any more money to Pakistan. No, I am not referring to FOX News, I’m talking about Pakistani media. A prime example can be […]



A Picture Is Worth A Thousand (Distorted) Words

May 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: The News

The following editorial cartoon appeared on the pages of The Nation on 22 May. The image appears to show an American Uncle Sam wearing a tall hat featuring a Jewish star and holding a gun to the back of a Muslim wearing a hat with a star and crescent to represent Pakistan. This appears to […]



Selig Harrison and Pakistan Media

Aug 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Foreign Media

A column in the New York Times newspaper by American commentator Selig Harrison has raised quite a bit of media attention around a conspiracy theory that the government is giving Gilgit Baltistan to China, a claim publicly denied by the Foreign Office. As with most conspiracy theories of this magnitude, a little basic research demonstrates […]



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