Posts Tagged ‘ credibility ’

The News’s Sources of Misinformation

Jun 11th, 2012 | By | Category: The News

On Monday morning, The News reported that a breakthrough had been achieved in negotiations between Pakistan and US officials. According to diplomatic and military sources, a senior United States official — on behalf of US President Barack Obama — will apologise publicly for martyring 26 Pakistani soldiers in the Salala attack. It has also been […]



The News publishes fake photo

May 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The News (Jang Group) today published a story about UK media mogul Rupert Murdoch who has been accused of being part of a cover up in a massive phone hacking scandal. The story is accompanied by a photo of Murdoch, and when we saw it this morning, we could not help but laugh. Here is the […]



Shaheen Sehbai’s Credibility Problem

May 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Shaheen Sehbai alerted his Twitter followers to an alarming story yesterday, one that claims the US has carried out a secret program to buy Pakistani journalists and to make them ashamed of being Muslims. The story that Shaheen Sehbai Tweeted was written two years ago as part of a series titled, ‘Final Solution Frenzy’ that […]



Jang Group Credibility Takes Another Hit

Sep 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Blogs, Jang

The credibility of Jang Group, one of the nation largest media companies, has taken another hit with the departure of Mahmood Shaam to start a new Urdu language newspaper under the ARY banner. Cafe Pyala blog reports that this is is a major shakeup in the media world. Now, those who follow Pakistani media in […]



Credibility, and how to lose it

Feb 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Hajrah Mumtaz wrote an excellent piece in Dawn over the weekend about media credibility and how news organizations risk losing this vital piece of their business. Threats to media credibility are certainly not unique to Pakistan, but neither are these same threats missing. Also, our media is vulnerable to some of these threats at a […]



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