Posts Tagged ‘ Nadeem Paracha ’

NFP: ‘Concerned’ journalism

May 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Nadeem Paracha spent some time actually talking to people outside the drawing rooms of the nation’s elite, and discovered something quite interesting – there is a huge disconnect between the ‘concerns’ of the media elites and the actual concerns of real Pakistanis. Last week I visited one of Karachi’s sprawling (and impoverished) areas. I went […]



The Angry Media Act

Mar 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

As was noted in the previous post about Zaid Hamid, it is a common misconception to believe that TV talk shows are “real.” What they are is entertainment. Just as WWE wrestling uses incredible and absurd theatrics to entertain people, so do the talk shows. Nadeem Paracha provides a behind the scenes look at this […]



Funeral For Zaid Hamid's Media Career?

Mar 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories

One common misconception with media occurs when people believe that if someone is on TV, they must be representing the opinions of a large group of people. After all, there are very many people, but only a small few are given airtime on TV. Zaid Hamid is a a media personality who can be found […]



TV Awards Night

Feb 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Satire

The latest from Nadeem Paracha’s satire is brilliant. Hello people, and welcome to the First Annual Pakistani Private TV Channels Awards. I, Wamid Mir, will be your host for the evening and with me will be the lovely, Dr. Shireen Blackwater Baymaari. Let’s kick off this grand event, but first, a choti se break, and […]



Babble Media Mujahids

Jan 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Nadeem Paracha never fails to leave me laughing. Today’s Dawn includes his latest “Smoker’s Corner” about the media Talibans or what he calls “Babble Media Mujahids.” In his usual biting manner, Mr. Paracha’s witty satire really puts the ridiculous of some of the media talking heads into perspective. As infuriating as it is to read or listen […]



Media continues to be source of international embarrassment

Dec 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The media continues to be a source of international embarrassment for Pakistan. Not only is there the upcoming article about Shireen Marazi in the magazine The New Republic, but a recent article in The Washington Times by veteran journalist and Editor-at-Large of United Press Intertnational Arnaud de Borchgrave paints a particularly unflattering picture of our national […]



Media Gives Pro-Taliban Parties Undue Attention

Dec 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Nadeem Paracha’s column written in the aftermath of the horrible attack in Karachi makes an important point about the effect of media on politics, and how certain media outlets are giving an outsized bullhorn to pro-Taliban political parties. It is interesting to note, that though parties such as the Jamat-i-Islami and Imran Khan’s Tehrik-e-Insaaf have […]



Nadeem Paracha: Waltz with the NRO

Dec 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Regular readers know that we are big fans of Nadeem Paracha. He represents what is good about journalism — being critical, but fair; being intelligent, but accessible; putting solid analysis before fantasy; and most of all, his willingness to take his fellow media personalities to task when they are ridiculous. This week, of course, he […]



Pakistan's New Media Dictionary

Dec 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Satire

The esteemed and very witty Nadeem Paracha has posted a satire of Pakistan’s media worthy of the greatest rewards on the Dawn blog. In case you haven’t seen it, here it is for your enlightenment. We only recommend that you do not try to read while drinking your chai, otherwise you may spill it on […]



Nadeem Paracha: The myths, the madness, and the media

Dec 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Nadeem Paracha who is quickly becoming a major voice of reason in the popular media has a new blog post today on Dawn.com that takes to task the talking heads of the media for irresponsible and sensationalist reporting.  After talking of the dangerously concocted narratives peddled by the state, government, and religious parties of Pakistan that […]



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