Posts Tagged ‘ opinions ’

Inappropriate from any perspective

Sep 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Ethics, Jang, The News

Last week one of the PMW team Tweeted about an article published by The News and Daily Jang as ‘National News’. The piece referred to was written by Abdur Rehman Bawa whose Khatm-e-Nubuwwat is an Anti-Ahmadiyya group. Leaving aside for the purposes of this post the question of whether it is appropriate for a media […]



Media and Activism: Where do we draw the line?

Jul 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Dunya, Geo TV, Samaa TV

Speaking at a forum in Washington earlier this year, President GEO TV Imran Aslam proudly described his channel’s political activism. He spent most of the time talking about activism against the Hudood ordinances – a great example for an American audience, but hardly the only (or most common) issue. Actually, when the moderator asked if […]



In Haqqani vs. Noorani, the loser is Jang Group

May 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Continuing its trend of publishing opinion pieces in place of news reports, The News on Monday took up almost the entire page 5 of the National News section with various opinion pieces. Ali Moeen Nawazish wrote his opinion about the importance of respecting mothers, and ‘Our Correspondent’ wrote that PPP has been outsmarted by PML-N […]



The News…or The Opinions?

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: The News

Jang Group boldly declares it’s English newspaper as The News, but based on what is inside, should the newspaper more appropriately be named The Opinions? Yesterday we looked at how Jang Group uses so-called “experts” to inject opinions into what are supposed to be straightforward news reports. Today, though, we want to look at an […]



Lacking evidence, Ansar Abbasi gives speculation

Jan 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

An article appearing on the front page of The News (Jang Group) asks, ‘Is PM Gilani using Pasha’s extension as a bargaining tool?’ The piece, which is not published on the Opinion pages but rather the front page and is not even in any way labeled as opinion, viewpoint, or commentary suggests that the PM […]



The News, or PR for Rent?

Nov 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Reporting on Imran Khan’s rally has taken many forms. From the varying estimates of the crowd’s numbers which easily give away a journalist’s political leanings, to the thinly-veiled giddiness of Hamid Mir, to The Nation‘s tasking Imran with “declaring his own assets first”, many of the media reactions to Imran Khan’s rally on Sunday were […]



First Impressions

Dec 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Dawn, The News

Front page headlines are a first impression of the news of the day. Newspapers consider them carefully because it is well known that the front page headline will colour the way we see the world events. Look at the front page of The News today. The headline reads, “Obama asks Pak Army to do more”. […]



Generals Are Government Officials

Aug 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Farrukh Saleem’s article in Monday’s The News makes a fundamental error in creating the illusion that the military and the government are two different things. In fact, the military is part of the government, and Mr Saleem’s column features almost no actual reporting but rather makes a particular political argument. Mr Saleem’s column cites troubling […]



The News Peddles Conspiracies, Political Attacks (Part II)

Aug 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Akhtar Nawaz pens a tirade of smears and attacks, backed by no facts or evidence but only political anger about the issue of degree accreditation. While his colleague Abdul Zahoor Khan Marwat peddles conspiracy theories, Nawaz simply spills venom on the page. This is the introduction to Akhtar Nawaz’s column in The News of yesterday: […]



The News Peddles Conspiracies, Political Attacks (Part I)

Aug 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The News today is peddling conspiracy theories and political attack in the place of actual news reporting. This has been an ongoing problem with Jang Group’s English newspaper, and the quality of reporting appears to be getting worse. Today’s edition contains two columns that stand out as such poor quality that they do not even […]



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