Posts Tagged ‘ headlines ’

Misleading Headline on Overseas Voting Rights

Apr 9th, 2013 | By | Category: The News

The News (Jang Group) published a front page article with a misleading headline on 9th April. The article by reporter Mumtaz Alvi discusses the ongoing controversy over proposals to allow overseas Pakistanis to vote online in next month’s elections. As has been reported by other media groups, the ECP has opposed this proposal terming such a […]



Media conviction in blasphemy case

Dec 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The latest blasphemy case to make headlines contains all the elements of block buster film. A Pakistani Professor who studied and taught in America, returned to Pakistan, and is accused by his own nephew. Now another element can be added to the plot. The accused has been convicted…by the media. A headline in The News […]



Headline or Teeli?

Aug 18th, 2012 | By | Category: headlines, The News

On Friday, The News published a front page story with the headline, ‘Public trust in govt shattered: CJ’. Here is how The News reporter Sohail Khan described the CJ’s statement: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Thursday said that Pakistan was passing through a critical phase of its history wherein day-to-day incidents of kidnapping for […]



Headlines no place for editorialising

Jul 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: The Nation

A front page article in The Nation last week reported some information about petitions challenging the recently-passed contempt of court law. The report by Bari Baloch did a good job of sticking to the facts and not including the reporter’s personal views or political opinions. Unfortunately, the reporter’s good work was undermined by the headline […]



Sloppy reporting leads to false report in The News

Jun 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The News on Thursday included a report on page 2 with a tragic headline: Pakistanis found dead in container at US port. Thank God the headline is not true. The story broke Wednesday that a cargo ship arrived in New Jersey, USA from the Middle East and was being inspected by American authorities when inspectors […]



Two Tales of One Story

Jun 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Dawn, The Nation, The News

It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Is the image to the right a picture of a vase? Or is it two faces looking at each other? There are many things that two people may see differently depending on their own expectations and biases, and news stories are the same. Sometimes, […]



PakistanToday Headline Includes Opinion

May 11th, 2012 | By | Category: headlines, Pakistan Today

President Zardari convened a meeting of government officials to discuss the energy crisis this week. Reporting on the meeting, PakistanToday, gave the headline: ‘Zardari takes notice of power outages, a little too late‘. The article, which mentions that the President was furious with Water and Power Minister Naveed Qamar for failing to resolve the issue, quotes […]



Facts and Perception: More Misleading Reporting on Memogate

Apr 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Dawn, Express Tribune, Geo TV, The News

The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned its hearing on former Ambassador Husain Haqqani’s plea to be given the same opportunity to respond via video link as his accuser, the American businessman Mansoor Ijaz. When it did so, the Court issued some decision. What you believe that decision may depends on where you get your news. […]



Is Hafiz Saeed ‘de-radicalising’ militants?

Apr 7th, 2012 | By | Category: headlines

The headline has been repeated so often and in every newspaper that it is hard not to escape it. ‘Hafiz Saeed helping de-radicalise militants’, the bold print reads. That this report comes just days after the US offered a whopping $10 million bounty for information that can be used to arrest the Jamaat ud Dawa […]



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 […]



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