Posts Tagged ‘ Opinion Maker ’

Malala in the Media: Consensus and Confusion

Oct 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The Taliban’s attack on Malala Yousafzai put Pakistan once again in the headlines. What was less noteworthy, though, were the headlines in the foreign media – it was the Pakistani media that was raising eyebrows. Immediately after the attack, there was a rare moment of unity in the media. Conservative and liberal, English and Urdu […]



United Nations, Escaped Goats and War Hysteria

Sep 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Dunya, Geo TV, Jang, The Nation, The News

On 22 September, American Admiral Mike Mullen famously appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee of the US Congress and delivered remarks that shocked Pak-US relations. A few days later, The Washington Post reported that senior Pentagon officials criticised his remarks saying he overstated the case. Asked about the controversial statements, the White House refused […]



The News Complains About, Spreads Distorted Information

May 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Jang, The News

Ansar Abbasi, the Jang Group ‘Investigative Editor’ whose sources were termed ‘incorrigable liars’ by Chief Justice Lahore High Court last year, was featured on the front page of The News complaining that elements within the military establishment have been feeding distorted information to the media. Ironically, Ansar Abbasi concludes his complaining about “unnamed sources” by […]



The Nation promoting jihadi ideology?

Apr 18th, 2011 | By | Category: The Nation

The Nation on Friday included a column that reads as if it were dusted off from the 1980s under Gen Zia. The author, Mr Tarik Jan, affixes to secular journalists the label of ‘communist’ and attempts to persuade readers of a Zia-era form of Islamism under the disguise of twisted logic. Worse still, his conclusion […]



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