Posts Tagged ‘ Dawn ’

Garaibaan mei jhankna

Oct 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV, The News

Rahimullah Yusufzai, resident editor of The News (Jang Group) in Peshawar, takes a very critical stance of American foreign policy in Afghanistan, saying that US foreign policy is a mess of confusion because the Americans do not actually know Afghanistan as well as they think they do, and this “paucity of knowledge” has resulted in […]



Dawn’s $118 mistake

Sep 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Dawn

Dawn suffered a public embarrassment yesterday when it made the mistake of publishing a photo without doing basic background research to verify the authenticity of the picture. The photo, used to accompany an article by Michael Georgy titled, ‘US will suffer if it tries to attack Waziristan, says Haqqani’  included the caption: “THIS picture taken from […]



How not to write analysis or Has Talat Hussain ever been to Karachi?

Jul 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Dawn

The recent violence that engulfed Karachi was a tragedy of immense proportions. If any good can come of such a tragedy, it will begin by taking a critical look at the root causes of violent outbreaks, and work towards a solution that respects the rights and the needs of all Karachiites. Unfortunately, this discussion is […]



Reports on American Aid – Fiction & Reality.

Jul 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Dawn, The News

The News (Jang Group) yesterday published an editorial which characterises as ‘punitive’ the recent announcement by US officials that $800 million in aid to Pakistan will be suspended. But is this really a case of the US ‘punishing’ Pakistan? Though only two paragraphs, the editorial in question describes the situation in harsh terms several times. […]



Conspiracy theories and hate speech in the media

Jun 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The Nation

In The Nation this week, senior journalist and project consultant/editor at Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) Ghani Jafar approaches a worthwhile subject – media used for propaganda in Pakistan. But instead of a serious investigation of the issue, readers are spoon fed tired conspiracy theories and hate speech. Allegedly an examination of American influence […]



Media Misreports Proposed Changes to American Aid

Jun 18th, 2011 | By | Category: Dawn, Dunya, The News

Recent reports of possible cuts to American aid have been in the headlines this week after a committee in the American Congress proposed some budget changes that affect US aid policy. As these proposed changes directly affect aid to Pakistan, this is a legitimate news story. But if we examine the way media groups are […]



Sympathy for the Devil

May 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Dawn, Geo TV, Jang, The News

In 2001, Osama bin Laden, by his own admission, masterminded the 9/11 attacks which killed 3,000 innocent people including dozens of innocent Muslims. This was not the first mass murder of innocents masterminded by bin Laden, nor would it be the last. His plan to draw the Americans into a protracted war like they did […]



Media Reactions to Osama bin Laden Death – I

May 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Dawn, Jang

So much nonsense spilling out of the TV right now. While we try to make sense of it all, Nadeem Paracha has written a good first reaction to the media first reaction. As CNN and BBC were showing thousands of Americans gathering outside the White House, cheering the news, the sounds and sights coming from […]



Role of the media

Apr 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Dawn

TELEVISION can be seen positively as the most powerful instrument used today for teaching, creating awareness, swaying opinions and the influencing of minds, especially of the young. In fact, the media has provided our country with many outlets for debate and discussion which are necessary. It has the added advantage of speedy dissemination. But with […]



A Tale of Two Courts

Apr 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Daily Times, Jang, The News

A visitor from another country who learned about the judiciary from Pakistani media might be forgiven for believing that there are two high courts in the land. One court is made up of innocent angels who are incessantly bullied by a power-obsessed strong man in the presidency. This court is described by Taj M Khattak […]



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