Posts Tagged ‘ misleading ’

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 […]



The Nation Report On BISP Based On Bad Math, Inaccuracies

Jan 7th, 2013 | By | Category: The Nation

A report in The Nation (Nawa-e-Waqt Group) of 7th January suggests that the government is using BISP to reward PPP supporters instead of distributing the funds impartially. However, the maths used by reporter Iftikhar Alam to prove his thesis are filled with mistakes and inaccuracies. The first mistake made by reporter Alam is to use […]



The Nation misrepresents Bilawal’s statements…again

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: The Nation

Even before his full entry into the political arena, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is already facing media attacks usually reserved for more seasoned political veterans. The Nation on Tuesday lobbed a rather serious attack against the young PPP Chairman, terming his attitude as ‘defiant’ and claiming that he has ‘attempted to threaten the judiciary from the […]



‘All Parties’? Or ‘Fringe Parties’

Sep 27th, 2012 | By | Category: The News

Do religious parties represent the totality of Pakistani politics? Reading The News, one might easily get that mistaken impression. An article by Muhammad Anis reports that “The All Parties Conference (APC) of political and religious parties on Wednesday demanded a meeting of all Muslim countries in Madina Munawwara to formulate a joint strategy against blasphemous […]



The Nation Publishes Misinformation About Anti-Islam Film

Sep 14th, 2012 | By | Category: The Nation

An editorial appearing in The Nation of 14th September contains several inaccurate claims both about the film and about freedom of speech. The editorial, which represents the official position of the newspaper, claims that “was funded by Jewish business to the tune of $5 million dollars, as admitted by Israeli-American director “Sam””. Actually, there is no […]



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, […]



The Nation Selectively Quotes Sherry Rehman, Misleading Readers

May 27th, 2012 | By | Category: The Nation

The Nation reported on Saturday that “Ambassador to US Sherry Rehman has said that Pakistan will release Indian spy Surjeet Singh in next week”. However, this report selectively quotes the Ambassador, removing all context and clarifications from her statement which gives readers a wrong impression of the facts. The Nation‘s report is based on a […]



The Nation Cartoon Misleading About Events

May 17th, 2012 | By | Category: The Nation

The Nation on Wednesday included a cartoon that described the behaviour of the government in several recent events as “surrender”. The cartoons appears intended to make the point that the government has a pattern of “surrendering” on issues and is doing so again regarding allowing NATO supplies. The cartoon is misleading, however, because it incorrectly describes […]



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. […]



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 […]



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