Posts Tagged ‘ headlines ’

Conspiracy Alert: Tall Buildings or Tall Tales?

Mar 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The Nation

It is hard not to take notice of the bold headline on the front page of The Nation on Friday: US setting up for Pak sneak-in. Are we on the verge of an American invasion? Should we be strengthening the borders and preparing for war? Or is this the latest case of media war hysteria […]



Corruption, Perceptions of Corruption, and Media

Dec 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Pakistan Today, The News

Is the government corrupt? Which department is most corrupt? How much of your answer to these questions is based on hard facts, and how much is based on what you’ve been told by the media? On 25th December, in a report titled, ‘Military stands at number five among corrupt institutions’, The News reporter Usman Manzoor wrote […]



Media Reporting On Shamsi

Jul 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized

According to headlines in the newspapers today, the US refuses to vacate Shamsi air base. The United States is rejecting demands from Pakistani officials that American personnel abandon a military base used by the CIA to stage drone strikes against suspected militants, US officials told Reuters. This news is certain to confirm the fears of […]



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 […]



Sloppy Editing or Misdirection?

Jun 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang

Daily Jang today posted an article with the headline “Uruguay kay sadder ka kul asasa 1987 model ki aik car, bank account hai na sadarati mehal mei qayam karty hain”, on its front page. On further reading this small piece (please note that only the headline and first two lines are visible on the front […]



The News Headline on Zardari and Drone Strikes Misleading

Apr 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The News on Saturday featured a bold front page headline claiming that “Zardari allowed US to boost drone strikes”. But the short article included in the paper offered no evidence to support this sensationalist claim. Actually, the claim comes from an opinion piece in American newspaper The Wall Street Journal of Friday. The News repeats […]



Media Adds To Raymond Davis Confusion

Feb 18th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, Pakistan Today, The News

Can it be any surprise that confusion surrounds the curious case of Raymond Davis when the media continues to add to the confusion with contradictory headlines? The News on Friday included several front page headlines that directly contradicted each other. On the issue of foreign aid, two article, ‘Top US lawmakers reject cut in Pak […]



Did Cameron Munter Say US Has Right To Interfere In Pak Affairs?

Jan 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Dawn, The Nation, The News

A recent speech by Cameron Munter has taken on a life and a meaning all its own thanks to the ‘spin doctors’ at our media groups. Rather than reporting the actual statements, media groups are adding an interpretation of their own which reinforces predetermined ideas, but does not accurately reflect the statements of the American […]



First Impressions

Dec 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Dawn, The News

Front page headlines are a first impression of the news of the day. Newspapers consider them carefully because it is well known that the front page headline will colour the way we see the world events. Look at the front page of The News today. The headline reads, “Obama asks Pak Army to do more”. […]



The Nation Front Page Article On Taxes Misleading, Lacks Evidence

Nov 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The Nation‘s glaring front page article on proposed tax changes carries a sensational headline that is not supported by any evidence in the actual article. During a time of rising cost for essentials such as sugar, claiming that new taxes will further raise prices is certain to cause alarm. The reporter Javaid-ur-rehman’s column begins with […]



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