Posts Tagged ‘ Geo TV ’

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 […]



Flogging the dead horse of visa conspiracies

Feb 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV, Jang, The News

The conspiracy theory about ‘suspicious foreigners’ being issued visas by the Embassy in Washington is a horse long dead. Nevertheless, journalists continue to drag it into the street for a public flogging whenever possible. With the arrest of the American Raymond Davis for shooting two men in Lahore in what he claims was self defense, […]



Raymond Davis Case Is Sub Judice, Not Sub Media

Feb 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV

There is nothing positive about a tragedy such as occurred last week when an American Consulate employee shot two men and a third died in a vehicular accident involving another American Consulate employee. Unfortunately, some in the media have taken the opportunity of this tragedy to promote confusion, conspiracy theories, and political agendas instead of […]



Wali Khan Baber Killed

Jan 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV

Wali Khan Baber has been killed according to news reports. The Geo TV reporter was covering operation against drug-traffickers in Pehalwan Goth. Baber’s death comes only a few weeks after International NGO Committee to Protect Journalists terms Pakistan ‘deadliest nation‘.



Salmaan Taseer, Rest In Peace

Jan 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV, Jang

The media response to the assassination of Governor Punjab Salmaan Taseer today has been deplorable. Just when I think that things can not reach a lower level, I turn on my TV to be yet again disappointed. From the comments of Ansar Abbasi and Irfan Siddiqui to Geo’s animated depiction of the vicious murder, the […]



Ahmed Quraishi v. Ahmed Quraishi on Geo

Oct 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Geo TV, Jang

Ahmed Quraishi has weighed in on the media debate. In his typical style, Quraishi ignores the more thoughtful discussion of his more intellectual colleagues in journalism and jumps straight to accusations of some American conspiracy against Geo for being “critical of Mr. Zardari”. But upon careful reading, Quraishi’s critique quickly falls apart. Quraishi’s entire claim […]



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 […]



Is Media Intentionally Fueling Executive-Judiciary Tension?

Oct 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Aaj TV, ARY TV, Geo TV, Jang, The News

Imagine how much could be done towards actually rooting out corruption, overhauling the tax system, and all the other issues supposedly important to the media intelligentsia if they would quite wasting time on rumours and conspiracy theories. Just last night there was another emergency that turned out to be a non-emergency only because of some […]



Nadeem Paracha on Media Reaction to Shoe Incident and Aftermath

Aug 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Censorship, Ethics

Nadeem Paracha, writing for Dawn Blog today, analyses the media reaction to the ‘shoe incident’ and the resulting protests by political activists against the media. One can’t help but come away thinking of an old song lyric. There’s battle lines being drawn Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong The attacks were a highly undemocratic act and […]



'Shoe Incident' a Real News Story? Or Political Theatre?

Aug 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Geo TV, Jang, The News

Shoe throwing gained global prominence as a protest tactic in 2008 when Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zeidi threw his shoes at the then-President of the US, George Bush. Since then, it has been a popular form of protest for many different nations. The same tactic has been used against Chinese premier Wen Jiabao in 2009, and […]



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