Posts Tagged ‘ Nawa-i-Waqt ’

The Nation’s Pro-Censorship Position

Sep 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Censorship, Daily Nawa-i-Waqt, The Nation

The Nation published an editorial praising the Lahore High Court for its order to ban websites “involved in displaying blasphemous content”. This pro-censorship position is not only self-defeating for a free media, it is thoroughly unworkable. The first question that must be asked when approaching the topic of censorship is who is to decide what […]



The Nation’s Jihadi Propaganda

Feb 17th, 2011 | By | Category: The Nation

The Nation has long held onto the Nazariya-e-Pakistan philosophy of the Zia years, Majid Nizami even going so far as to brag in his official biography that “General Zia-ul-Haq recommended him as a nominee to the Shura”. (It should be noted that Nizami incorrectly says that the Shura was the parliament, when in all actuality […]



Cover up is always worse than the crime

Jan 12th, 2011 | By | Category: PEMRA, The Nation, Waqt TV

As was reported by most news agencies yesterday, PEMRA imposed fine on two TV channels for projecting terrorists, showing blood and gore. The two TV channels are Samaa TV and Waqt TV. Despite this official press release, The Nation published an article on page 12 headlined:PEMRA denies fining Waqt TV. According to this article the […]



Lessons From Forged Wikileaks Story

Dec 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Nawa-i-Waqt, Dawn, Ethics, Express News, Jang, The News

I don’t want to spend too much time on the forged Wikileaks story that was exposed by The Guardian yesterday as it has been covered fairly extensively already. But there are some important lessons that should be discussed, and so I will spend a short time on those. Some have laid the blame squarely on […]



Skiander Shaheen's Bhoot Story

Sep 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Nawa-i-Waqt

Majid Nizami’s newspapers have long been a reliable source of conspiracy theories and accusations against alleged spies of all sorts. The Nation became internationally notorious last year when it accused an American journalist of being a spy with no evidence. Unfortunately, this has happened again. Nawa-i-Waqt reporter Skiander Shaheen has continued the practice recently by […]



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