Posts Tagged ‘ Daily Nawa-i-Waqt ’

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 […]

Yahood-o-Hanood Ki Saazish

Jul 20th, 2011 | By | Category: Daily Nawa-i-Waqt, The Nation

Talat Hussain owes a favour to Nawa-i-Waqt. Following his stunningly poor report that laid the blame for violence in Karachi at the convenient scapegoat of President Zardari, Nawa-i-Waqt followed by placing the blame at an even more remote bogey – the Hindu-Zionist conspiracy! According to an editorial in The Nation, recent statements by Interior Minister […]

اردو پرنٹ میڈیا کی ایک بار پھر غیر ذمہدارانہ رپورٹنگ

Jul 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Blogs, Daily Express, Daily Nawa-i-Waqt, Jang, Urdu Media, اردو

آج کی تاریخ کے تینوں اثرورسوخ والے اخبارات (جنگ ،ایکسپریس ،نوائے وقت) کو دیکھنے کے بعد اس بات کا پتا چلتا ھے کے اردو پرنٹ میڈیا کے یھ علم بردار بھی سچائی سے کوسوں دور ھیں اور کھانیاں گھڑنے سے بالکل نھیں کتراتے۔ :سب سے پھلے نوائے وقت کی سرخی نیچے ملاحضہ فرمایں اس بات […]

Media Adds Bodies, Confusion To Drone Death Count

May 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Daily Express, Daily Nawa-i-Waqt, Express News, Express Tribune, Geo TV, Jang, The News

Since Geo took a report from AFP and added two bodies to the death count from a pair of drone strikes in North Waziristan on Monday, news agencies have been in a race to the top of the pile of bodies. The News and Jang added an extra body, making the total 10 deaths. Express […]

Daily Nawa-e-Waqt Publishes More Taliban PR

Sep 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Nawa-i-Waqt

We have shown previously troubling examples of both English language and Urdu language media publishing what is little more than PR for banned organizations including militant organizations like Taliban. Another glaring example of this behaviour has appeared this week in Nawa-i-Waqt. On 27 September, Nawa-i-Waqt published the article titled, “Afia’s sentence is a challenge to […]

View Point: 9/11 and Pakistan’s Urdu press

Sep 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Daily Nawa-i-Waqt, The Nation

The following article originally appeared in the Internet Magazine View Point on Saturday. Pakistan’s Urdu press is perhaps the most careless, irresponsible and demagogic in the world. It promotes conspiracy theories day in day out. Instead of expert knowledge, most editorialists and columnists rely on crude propaganda, emotionalism and prejudice. It does not let the […]

Evidence That Advertising Is Driving PR For Banned Organizations?

Sep 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Khabrian, Daily Nawa-i-Waqt, Dawn, The Nation, The News

Recently we noted that Daily Nawa-i-Waqt was accepting advertising from a banned group, Jamaat ud Dawa. We asked whether accepting advertising from banned groups would affect the reporting or editorial stance of the newspaper such as leading to articles that are sympathetic to or supportive of this group? The answer may be showing itself. A […]

Newspaper Accepts Paid Advertisements From Banned Groups

Sep 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Nawa-i-Waqt

Banned group Jamaat ud Dawa has paid newspapers for advertising space – and the newspapers accepted the offer. This raises further questions around the topic of media priorities that we began discussing last week. Daily Nawa-i-waqt ran a large paid advertisement signed by Hafiz Saeed for Jamaat ud Dawa that says, Responsible people and members […]

Quran Burning – Facts and Fiction

Sep 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Nawa-i-Waqt

While the primary focus of this blog has, so far, been English language media, this represents but a small part of the media – and an even smaller part of the problem of inaccurate and misleading stories. Take, for example, a front page story from the Nawa-i-Waqt newspaper about a Christian church in Florida, USA […]