Posts Tagged ‘ Nadeem Paracha ’

Shaheen Sehbai’s Latest: Making a Fool of Himself…Or Jang Group?

Mar 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Jang, The News

This story was brought to our attention by a Tweet via Nadeem Paracha. Oh, boy. Believing satirical stuff to be real news. Pakistani newspaper uses satirical text in its story … https://t.co/eyM5k94fap — Nadeem F. Paracha (@NadeemfParacha) March 10, 2014 Following the link takes the reader to a most interesting post on Facebook by The […]



PEMRA should not confuse satire with defamation

Feb 1st, 2012 | By | Category: PEMRA, Satire

Chasing the coat tails of public outcry over Maya Khan’s infamous show, PEMRA has finally taken notice of undesirable media practices. According to a report in The News (Jang Group), PEMRA has stated that it intends to curb not only programmes that invade personal privacy, but satire also. The authority also reiterated its resolve to […]



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 […]



Nadeem F. Paracha: The fantastical world of advertising

Jan 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Blogs

What would life be like if it resembled any of the numerous TV commercials that are forced down our already choked throats? For starters, all the women in the family would remain (dressed to the nines, of course) in a kitchen, preparing all kinds of food with a favourite cooking oil which they see as […]



Conspiracies, Media and a Willing Public

Dec 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

I’m glad that the discussion of these fake Wikileaks cables has not ended with the apology of some newspapers. I’m truly disappointed – no, I am truly depressed – that even after the story is admitted to be fake, some newspapers and TV networks continue to peddle the story. If it is unknown to be […]



Satire: Nadeem Paracha's Latest Media Dictionary

Oct 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Satire

Nadeem Paracha has been compiling a new “devil’s dictionary” to help people understand the often bizarre ramblings of the media. His latest installment, Talking Knees, offers a much needed bit of levity into what can otherwise get to be a disheartening discussion of the media’s farcical failings. Want to be a successful TV anchor and […]



Nadeem Paracha and Self-Censorship

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Censorship

Nadeem Paracha’s latest column for Dawn, “Free Limits”, takes a controversial position around the issue of freedom of the speech and the media. While I don’t agree with all of his points, the article does make an important observation about the complex relationship between mass media, audience, and politics. But most importantly, it gives the […]



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 […]



Facilitating Fascism

Jun 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Merey Mutabiq

Reading Nadeem Paracha’s column yesterday, I was immediately reminded of a video clip from Shahid Masood’s TV programme that was recently posted on the blog Let Us Build Pakistan. The clip features a conversation between Shahid Masood and Zakir Naik, and purports, in Zakir’s way, to “prove scientifically” that non-Muslims should not be allowed to […]



The Secret Lives of Pakistan's Journalists

May 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Dawn

The Hamid Mir conspiracy case has raised an important issue that deserves some real discussion. The issue is the secret associations that exist within the brotherhood of journalists in Pakistan. Certainly all people have opinions about important issues, and journalists – by the nature of their work – talk to people involved in all sorts […]



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