Posts Tagged ‘ political propaganda ’

Farrukh Saleem: Journalist or Political Activist?

Apr 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The Supreme Court’s decision against Prime Minister Gilani on Friday resulted in no small amount of confusion for many very capable barristers. Not so for Jang Group journalist Farrukh Saleem who used his column space in The News on Sunday to term the Prime Minister as a criminal. Farrukh Saleem, however, may tell us more […]



The News (Jamiat Group?)

Oct 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, Jasarat, The News

Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT), the allegedly independent student political group widely considered student wing of Jamaat-i-Islami, is holding a three-day convention in Lahore presently. While such a conference can be a legitimate news story, we were surprised by the way that it was reported by The News (Jang Group). An article in yesterday’s The News reported […]



Ansar Abbasi Continues Political Attacks, Extremist Sympathies

Jun 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

In his column for The News, Ansar Abbasi continues his pattern of misrepresenting facts and using journalism as a cover for political and extremist propaganda. His latest piece, ‘Battle-lines in war on terror get sharper Zardari, Nawaz take clear positions’, is a bald face attempt to show PML-N as an Islamist political party while bashing […]



The News mischaracterizes Raymond Davis protest leaders

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

In an article yesterday titled, ‘Hang Raymond Davis, demand protesters’, The News listed a group of protest leaders including titles for organizations that they represent. However, these titles did not tell the whole story and by leaving out important details, readers could be misled. Prominent among those who spoke on the occasion included former Jamaat-e-Islami […]



Media’s ‘Myopic Zeal’ and Political Bias

Feb 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Aaj TV, Express Tribune, The Nation

The political bias of certain journalists is well documented. Nor is this a problem unique to Pakistan Nobody questions the conservative leaning of FOX News (USA), the liberal leaning of The Guardian (UK), or the establishment credentials of The Nation (Pak). When one looks to these media groups, the perspective that will be used is […]



Valentine’s Day at The Nation

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

The Nation may think that it is very clever, but once again it has missed the glaringly obvious. In the Wednesday edition of the newspaper a cartoon is featured on the Opinion page depicting Fauzia Wahab taking a rose to Raymond Davis. The cartoon includes the caption, “Valentine’s Day observed with full fervour in Pakistan”. […]



Ahmed Quraishi and Hamid Mir and the Imaginary ‘Extremist Liberal’

Jan 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

I must admit that I was surprised to see Ahmed Quraishi eulogizing Salmaan Taseer this morning. He eloquently praises the late Governor for his principled stand and laments his killing. But I also found his column somewhat crass – a political operative exploiting a national tragedy to promote his political agenda. Ahmed Quraishi’s eulogy for […]



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