Posts Tagged ‘ Daily Jang ’

Inappropriate from any perspective

Sep 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Ethics, Jang, The News

Last week one of the PMW team Tweeted about an article published by The News and Daily Jang as ‘National News’. The piece referred to was written by Abdur Rehman Bawa whose Khatm-e-Nubuwwat is an Anti-Ahmadiyya group. Leaving aside for the purposes of this post the question of whether it is appropriate for a media […]



⸮ روزنامہ جنگ میں اشتہار یا رپورٹ

Aug 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, اردو

پاکستان میڈیا واچ کے ایک محترم قاری نے ٹویٹر پر ھماری توجہ جنگ اخبار کے29 اگست 2012  کے راولپنڈی ایڈیشن کی جانب مرکوز کروائی۔ اخبار کی کلپنگ نیچے ملاحظہ فرمائیے۔ اس رپورٹ کا ڈائریکٹ لنک یہاں پر موجود ھے۔ اگرچہ پاک میڈیا واچ ٹیم کے پاس اس بات کا ثبوت نہیں ھے کہ جنگ گروپ […]



Freedom of Speech and Censorship of Ansar Abbasi

Aug 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Censorship, Jang

Ansar Abbasi once again finds himself at the center of controversy, this time not because of what he wrote in an article published by The News or Daily Jang but because of what he wrote in an article not published by his employer. This latest incident has resulted in that unique situation where conservatives demand […]



Fragmented Media, Fragmented Nation

Feb 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Daily Nawa-i-Waqt, Dawn, Express Tribune, Jang, The Nation, The News

Not that long ago, two people from different walks of life would learn about the issues of the day from the same source. We relied on PTV and a handful of newspapers to bring us the news, and even this was vetted and censored by government officials. It was Gen Musharraf, ironically, who loosed the […]



Memogate 2: Get Mushy

Jan 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Last week, Ansar Abbasi wrote what is allegedly detailed information about Musharraf’s personal accounts with banks and investment firms in the Gulf. He received his private information from ‘a source’. Now, Ansar Abbasi has an ‘influential diplomatic source’ that allegedly has copies of a communication sent to an American ex-Congressman asking for support upon his […]



Actually, security is a “known unkown” for many

Jan 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News, Threats to Journalists

In an editorial published on Friday, The News (Jang Group) belittles Husain Haqqani’s concerns for his safety as there have “been no fulminating clerics calling for Haqqani’s demise, nor protests or rallies against his alleged treachery”. As journalists, we find it particularly troubling that The News would require such a burden of proof of threats to […]



Who is John S Hamilton?

Jan 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

That was the question that buzzed on Twitter Tuesday as people tried to figure out the identity of the author of a front page story “Special to The News” that is supposed to be by ‘John S Hamilton’ of Woodbridge, Virginia, USA. At first glance, the article, ‘Understanding the DNA of a BlackBerry set’ appears […]



The line between ‘reporting’ and ‘mouthpiece’

Oct 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Daily Express, Daily Khabrian, Ethics, Jang, The Nation

What is the line between ‘reporting’ and ‘mouthpiece’? When is a reporter simply telling about an event, and when is he amplifying a political message? This is not an easy question – it raises important questions of neutrality and professional responsibility in journalism, as well as what is media’s role in society. But whether or […]



انصار عباسی کی بے دلیل منطق اور تنقید

Oct 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, Uncategorized, Urdu Media, اردو

پاکستان میڈیا واچ اگرچہ انصار عباسی کا کالم انگریزی زبان میں چھاپ چکا ھے لیکن پھر بھی ھماری ٹیم نے اردو میں پوسٹ کرنا اور بھی مناسب سمجھا تاکہ اردو قارین بھی اچھی طرح سچائی سے واقف ھو سکیں۔ انصار عباسی اپنے جنگ کے کالم میں سلمان تاثیر کے قاتل ممتاز قادری کی انسداد دھشت […]



Is Khawaja Sharif or Ansar Abbasi defending Mumtaz Qadri?

Oct 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

On the front page of The News on Wednesday, Ansar Abbasi makes the shocking revelation that Naval Chief Admiral (R) Saeed Muhammad Khan, under whose oversight the controversial purchase of French Agosta submaries took place, has told the court investigating the scandal that it wasn’t his fault. It must be an interesting world that Ansar […]



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