Posts Tagged ‘ Editorial Judgment ’

Conspiracy Alert: Dual Nationality and Establishment Paranoia

Jul 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The News

Last month, Gen (r) Tahir Ali wrote that “wrong assumptions, and conclusions drawn thereof, may mislead those assigned to formulate policies”. We agree completely with this conclusion. It is that therefore that much more worrying that Gen (r) Ali fills his latest column for The News with idle speculation, innuendo, and unsubstantiated conspiracy theories. His […]



In Haqqani vs. Noorani, the loser is Jang Group

May 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Continuing its trend of publishing opinion pieces in place of news reports, The News on Monday took up almost the entire page 5 of the National News section with various opinion pieces. Ali Moeen Nawazish wrote his opinion about the importance of respecting mothers, and ‘Our Correspondent’ wrote that PPP has been outsmarted by PML-N […]



The News (Jamiat Group?)

Oct 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, Jasarat, The News

Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT), the allegedly independent student political group widely considered student wing of Jamaat-i-Islami, is holding a three-day convention in Lahore presently. While such a conference can be a legitimate news story, we were surprised by the way that it was reported by The News (Jang Group). An article in yesterday’s The News reported […]



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 […]



The Power of Words

Apr 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Daily Times

Very interesting comment on the power of words and the importance in choosing our words carefully as journalists. The author reminds us that we have through our words the ability to shape public opinion and heavily influence the path of the nation. This is a great power but also a great responsibility and we should […]



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 […]



Don’t Mention Balochistan

Apr 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized

We have written before about cases of media silence and self-censorship, and two recent pieces again raised this question in our minds, so we present it to you today for your consideration. Recent media hot topics include Raymond Davis, ZAB reference, and HEC. But the media has also been strangely silent on other issues. One of […]



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 […]



Dear Editors, Please Wake Up!

Jun 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

I remember the first time I got a small job at a newspaper and wrote my first article. I was proud of it and certain that it would shake things up. One of my heroes was Bob Woodward, the American journalist who broke the ‘Watergate’  story about corruption in the White House. I imagined myself […]



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