Posts Tagged ‘ Jamaat-ud-Dawa ’

Why Is PTV Promoting Banned Groups?

Jul 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Dunya, PTV

In 2008, Jamaat-ud-Dawa was added to a list of international terrorist groups by the United Nations. Following the announcement, the government arrested Hafiz Saeed and banned his organisation. Hafiz Saeed and his banned groups are not in hiding, however, rather they are currently being strongly projected by Pakistan media. Hafiz Saeed’s appearance on private media channels is nothing […]

Jamaat-ud-Dawa: Internationally renowned charity or militant group?

Aug 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: The News

The News reports today that 160 Pakistanis appear on Interpol’s ‘Wanted List’. While the report is mostly just a list of names taken from the Interpol ‘Wanted List’, the author Sabir Shah gives special attention to the presence of Hafiz Saeed, terming his group Jamaat-ud-Dawa as the “globally renowned Islamic charity”. JuD is internationally known, […]

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 […]

Media Under Siege

Feb 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Threats to Journalists

On Monday’s Capital Talk, Hamid Mir reviewed a clip from the Difa-e-Pakistan Council’s rally in Karachi on Sunday. At issue was something that has become a troubling trend in Pakistan – threats to journalists. For those who do not understand Urdu, please allow me to explain. The clip that Hamid Mir played shows Qari Sheikh […]

Charitable Reporting on Militants

Nov 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Samaa TV

An article hosted by SAMAA offers some fairly charitable reporting on banned group Jamaat-ud-Dawa. The article, ‘Kashmiri leader rejects Pakistan-India trade pact reports that hardline Kashmiri separatists oppose efforts to normalise trade relations between Pakistan and India. But reading closely, one will find an interesting passage. At first glance, the article is unremarkable. One would […]

Geo Projecting Terrorism?

Aug 20th, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV, Jang, PEMRA

Earlier this year, PEMRA fined two TV channels for projecting terrorists/outlaws when they aired an interview with the assassin Mumtaz Qadri. Now, the following advertisement is being made by Geo TV. Notice that the Lashkar-e-Taiba founder is quick to say, “we are against all sorts of terrorism.” Of course sympathisers will claim that Jamaat-ud-Dawa is but […]

Evidence That Advertising Is Driving PR For Banned Organizations?

Sep 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Khabrian, Daily Nawa-i-Waqt, Dawn, The Nation, The News

Recently we noted that Daily Nawa-i-Waqt was accepting advertising from a banned group, Jamaat ud Dawa. We asked whether accepting advertising from banned groups would affect the reporting or editorial stance of the newspaper such as leading to articles that are sympathetic to or supportive of this group? The answer may be showing itself. A […]

Newspaper Accepts Paid Advertisements From Banned Groups

Sep 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Nawa-i-Waqt

Banned group Jamaat ud Dawa has paid newspapers for advertising space – and the newspapers accepted the offer. This raises further questions around the topic of media priorities that we began discussing last week. Daily Nawa-i-waqt ran a large paid advertisement signed by Hafiz Saeed for Jamaat ud Dawa that says, Responsible people and members […]

Are Some Journalists Providing PR For Banned Groups?

Sep 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Khabrian, Daily Times, Dawn, Jang, The News

Are some journalists, either unwittingly or for pay, providing PR for banned militant groups? That is a question raised by Gulmina Bilal Ahmad in today’s Daily Times, and one that bears close examination. Gulmina takes to task reporter Yousaf Ali from The News for an article he wrote last week claiming that “Islamic charities most […]