Posts Tagged ‘ Daily Times ’

A Tale of Two Editorials

Dec 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Times, The News

Two very different editorials about The New York Times story suggesting American officials are planning to put being raids into Pakistan’s territory serve as an excellent demonstration of unbiased media versus ‘playing to the gallery’. First, The News (Jang Group) wrote on Wednesday that the article was proof of American duplicity. When The New York […]



The Lowest Depths of Media Irresponsibility

Dec 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Times, The Nation

I planned to write about a couple of items that have been in the news lately that I thought warranted addressing. For example, the article of 20 December, ‘Nawaz to support PPP in Centre, claims Shujaat’ which included the description of PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif as “the so-called opposition leader”. It is unclear if this […]



Noam Chomsky's Description of Pakistan's Media Raises Questions

Dec 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Times, Jang, The News

American intellectual Noam Chomsky has been writing about media and influence for decades. His book with co-author Edward S. Herman is a foundational work on the subtle ways media shapes the way we think and see the world, and the powers that influence media from behind the scenes. Last Month, Professor Chomsky spoke to India’s […]



Missing the Point

Nov 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

By now you have probably heard the story of Asia Bibi who was handed down the death sentence in Nankana district for violation of blasphemy laws. This has created quite a debate in parts of the media – but not the debate you might expect. Actually, most of the discussion has been about whether or […]



Media's Moment of Shame – Farrukh Khan Pitafi

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Times

Farrukh Khan Pitafi takes the media to task in his column for Daily Times today over the recent rumour mongering by certain newspapers and TV stations which fueled an unnecessary tension between the executive and judiciary. He also makes the point that has been noted here previously that there is a severe crisis in the […]



Daily Times Condemns Media Rumour Mongering

Oct 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Times, Geo TV, Jang

The following editorial appeared in today’s Daily Times and echoes our analysis of yesterday on the issue of media’s role in the executive-judiciary tensions. Of particular interest is the statement by the Daily Times editorial staff: Even the prime minister’s statement that this was a conspiracy to pitch the two institutions against each other was […]



Talha Jalal: Media Ethics In Pakistan

Oct 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Times

The following column by Talha Jalal is one of the best analysis of media ethics that we have read. The author does an excellent job of explaining not only the problems but the consequences of these practices also. His article was originally published in Daily Times newspaper on 8 October 2010. Until 2002, the only […]



Are Some Journalists Providing PR For Banned Groups?

Sep 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Khabrian, Daily Times, Dawn, Jang, The News

Are some journalists, either unwittingly or for pay, providing PR for banned militant groups? That is a question raised by Gulmina Bilal Ahmad in today’s Daily Times, and one that bears close examination. Gulmina takes to task reporter Yousaf Ali from The News for an article he wrote last week claiming that “Islamic charities most […]



Good Advice

Aug 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Naeem Tahir offers some excellent advice for TV anchors in his column for Daily Times today. I think what needs to be done is a careful presentation of the facts in a balanced way. Stop being so aggressive and interrupting everyone on the show. When you shout and speak more than the guest, you are […]



Dean Nelson Responds

Aug 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Foreign Media

Mr Dean Nelson whose column in the British newspaper Telegraph we recently criticised, has responded to our post. His comment appears on the original post, and is published again in full at the end of this post. It has also been brought to our attention that Mr Dean Nelson has been falsely accusing this blog […]



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