Posts Tagged ‘ Constitution ’

Jamaati Noorani

Dec 12th, 2012 | By | Category: The News

Despite approving $2 million for the defence of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, the government has been continuously criticised for failing to do enough to defend her rights. But some other Pakistanis have found themselves with less support from the media. A Foreign Office statement saying it would be “premature and wrong to draw any conclusion” about […]



The News Report on Constitution Contains Factual Error

Oct 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

A front page report in The News today by Ahmad Noorani contains a factual error about how constitutional amendments are treated in other countries. The article claims that: In different countries with developed political systems, including US and India, apex courts have struck down constitutional amendments. This is not true. No constitutional amendment has ever […]



Judicial Oversight Misrepresented in The News

Sep 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

In an article for The News yesterday, judicial oversight is severely misrepresented as judicial supremacy. Sabir Shah says that, Courtesy their power of judicial review, courts in countries like the US, India, Germany, United Kingdom, Canada and Sweden etc literally enjoy unchallengeable supremacy over their respective legislative houses, a research conducted by The News shows. […]



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 […]



Making Constitutional Reform Personal

Mar 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: The Nation, The News

The latest reports on proposed constitutional changes have brought many examples of a common problem in reporting, particularly about political issues –  making reforms personal.  This is done when reporters or editors suggest in their reports that particular constitutional reforms are aimed at a person rather than an office. In the current discussion, it is […]



DAWN Report About CEC Inquiry Leaves Out Key Constitutional Articles

Jan 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Dawn

A report in today’s Dawn says that the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) is investigating claims that President Zardari is ineligible to hold the office of President, but the report leaves out a key detail – Article  Constitution. The report claims that a petitioner has asked the CEC to investigate whether Zardari was eligible to stand […]



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