Posts Tagged ‘ Express Tribune ’

Is Rohrabacher Playing Pak Media Like A Drum?

Mar 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Dawn, Express Tribune, The News

Last week US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher gave another speech about his support for Baloch separatists. As it was almost surely intended to do, Rohrabacher’s speech made headlines. Express Tribune headlined their report, ‘US Congressman calls Pakistan ‘enemy’ of US, freedom’, and The News headline read: ‘Pakistan a radical Islamist government: US Congressman’. What didn’t make […]



Abdul Majeed: Why believe conspiracy theorists?

Mar 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Express Tribune

In the piece below published by Express Tribune, Abdul Majeed examines the claims of journalist Nadir Hassan who recently wrote that all the anti-American conspiracy theories of recent years have proven to be true. After careful examination, though, Majeed finds Hassan’s argument lacking. We wanted to highlight this piece for our dear readers for two […]



What’s the right number of visas?

Feb 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Express Tribune

Over 50,000 Americans were granted visas to Pakistan since the past four years, media reported this week. When you hear that bit of news, what does it tell you? Does it tell you that Pakistan has become a top tourist destination? Or does it tell you that every province and village is overrun with Blackwater […]



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 […]



Sensationalism and ratings – Who is responsible?

Dec 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Ethics

It is a well accepted notion that one of the causes of media sensationalism is the desire to increase ratings. Ratings, however, are not a trophy that media groups seek simply for the sake of having good ratings. Rather, it is the basic capitalist drive to make money that makes ratings important. The higher the […]



ایکسپریس اخبار کی دوغلی رپورٹنگ

Aug 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Daily Express, Express News, Express Tribune, Uncategorized, اردو

پاکستان میڈیا واچ جنگ گروپ کی دوغلی اور مکار اردو اور انگریزی اخبارات کی مختلف رپورٹنگ تو سامنے لا ھی چکا ھے۔ اب ملاحظہ فرمائیں روزنامہ ایکسپریس اردو اور ایکسپریس ٹریبیون انگلش کی رپورٹنگ میں فرق۔ سب سے پھلے ایکسپریس ٹریبیون انگلش کی یہ مکمل رپورٹ دیکھیے۔ اس بات کا دھیان رھے کہ اس انگریزی کالم […]



Freedom – and Responsibility – of Media

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Ethics, Express Tribune

Express Tribune includes excellent analysis by Saroop Ijaz, a lawyer and partner at Ijaz Co in Lahore, in a piece titled, ‘Shouting fire in a crowded theatre‘. Coming so soon after our posts on Meher Bokhari and Zaid Hamid as well as Geo‘s controversial interview with Hafiz Saeed, we thought Mr Saroop Ijaz’s observations brought an […]



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 […]



What do McDonalds, Tata Group, and Osama have in common?

May 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Daily Express, Express Tribune, Jang

Yesterday we wrote about the two-faced reporting on Osama bin Laden coming from Jang Group‘s newspapers. But Jang Group is not the only media group that has been promoting one perspective in its English language media while projecting a sympathetic or pro-jihadi message in its Urdu publications. On 4 May, Express Tribune published opinion pieces […]



Hajrah Mumtaz: Who Watches the Watchmen?

Mar 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Dawn, Ethics, Express Tribune

When we started this blog a few years ago, many people said that it was a waste of time because the media groups were too big and too powerful to listen to care about one small blog. But over time our assumption proved correct: People were tired of irresponsible journalism and wanted to see more […]



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