Posts Tagged ‘ political attacks ’

Mubasher Lucman’s Social Media Campaign

Jan 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Dunya

A few months ago we warned Shahid Masood and Azeem Mian that Mubasher Lucman had entered the race for PTI Media Advisor and taken the contest to a whole new level. It seems that with the government’s troubles and PTI’s rising popularity, Mr lucman has stepped up his campaign using a popular PTI format – […]



How did Ansar Abbasi get access to Musharraf’s private accounts?

Jan 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

In a detailed front page story of The News on Sunday, Ansar Abbasi asks, ‘How did Musharraf become a billionaire?’ While questions about the source of Gen Musharraf’s personal fortune are legitimate, they typically focus on public information – how was he able to afford his London home? What is his current source of income? […]



Media Wants Headlines Against Government, Not Fodder for Reforms

Dec 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Daily Times, Ethics

Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Nadeem Ul Haque had an interesting interaction with the media recently when a reporter from a local English daily called to tell him that he was scheduled to talk against the nuclear programme at the National Defence University (NDU) on December 26. Only problem was the reporter had his facts 100 […]



The News vs. The News on nukes

Dec 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Is the government threatening the security of the country by cutting development of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons programme? Or is the government improving the security of the country by investing in a modern nuclear weapons programme? According to The News (Jang Group) the answer is yes to both. In Monday’s copy of The News, Ansar Abbasi warns […]



Media and Zardari

Dec 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Daily Times

When Asif Zardari was whisked away to Dubai last week, rumours of a coup began to swirl in the tail winds of the president’s helicopter. As usual, this was the same show by the same old media circus with countless ‘journalists’ filing reports based on drawing room gossip and overactive imaginations. As the truth began […]



The News Attacks Imran Khan

Dec 16th, 2011 | By | Category: The News

An article of Mariana Baabar of The News on Friday continues Jang Group‘s bad habit of lobbing senseless attacks against politicians based on nothing but personal animosity and political bias. The article in question, ‘Imran meets Munter, Raphel at PTII secretariat’, discusses a private meeting between Chairman PTI Imran Khan and American Ambassador to Pakistan […]



Preemptive Strike

Dec 13th, 2011 | By | Category: The Nation

Political attack are one of the warts on the journalistic profession. Typically, these attacks come in one of several well known forms: questioning someone’s patriotism, suggesting they are a paid agent, or lobbing accusations of corruption are probably the most common. Often these attacks come after the target has done something that can be misdescribed […]



The News speculates on Mansoor Ijaz with a twist

Oct 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Jang, The News

When Mansoor Ijaz’s piece in Financial Times was published earlier this week, we could almost feel the excitement in the air. Here is a piece in the international media that claims a conspiracy from president’s house! But, wait, there’s a problem! The majority of the piece actually attacks the national agencies a being a source […]



Who’s afraid of Najam Sethi?

Oct 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Spats between politicians are a regular occurrence – Altaf and Nawaz’s verbal back and forths are the stuff of legend. This can be somewhat expected between politicians as they are competing for votes and attention from many of the same constituencies. Though journalists are also competitive, this is usually carried out on the merits of […]



How not to write analysis or Has Talat Hussain ever been to Karachi?

Jul 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Dawn

The recent violence that engulfed Karachi was a tragedy of immense proportions. If any good can come of such a tragedy, it will begin by taking a critical look at the root causes of violent outbreaks, and work towards a solution that respects the rights and the needs of all Karachiites. Unfortunately, this discussion is […]



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