Posts Tagged ‘ Propaganda ’

Bol Getting Support From Unhelpful Allies

May 21st, 2015 | By | Category: Bol

The New York Times report on IT company Axact has taken the media by storm, especially since it directly involves the new channel Bol. We have no comment on the reports allegations, and will wait to see whether ongoing investigations produce any meaningful evidence. However, a dear reader brought our attention to a very curious […]



Does ISI’s Media Wing Have A New Outlet?

Jun 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The ISI’s involvement in media is usually discussed in stories about motivation, either positive or negative. Lifafa journalism is an open secret. The publication of a list of journalists who allegedly received some payment from the Information Ministry resulted in important questions about official manipulation of media. What has not received the same scrutiny, however, […]



Pakistan’s Fearless Investigative Journalist Mian Saifur Rehman

Apr 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The recent attack against senior journalist, editor, and Express News anchor Raza Rumi has once again raised the issue of the danger facing journalists who report on sensitive issues. Before Raza Rumi was attacked, investigative journalists including Umar Cheema and Saleem Shahzad have bravely faced many dangers and life threats to tell people the facts. Despite […]



Rumour Laundering and the Courts

Apr 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Daily Times, The News

The News reports on Wednesday that LHC has been petitioned to investigate the Punjab government’s laptop scheme and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif are respondents in the petition. According to the news report, The petitioner submitted that as per a report of the Transparency International the laptop scheme launched […]



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 […]



Lifafa Journalism

Sep 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Ethics, Express Tribune

An article by Issam Ahmed for The Christian Science Monitor yesterday rocked the journalism community as the reporter discussed payments made to two Pakistani journalists from an American nonprofit that receives funding from the US State Department. Two reactions dominated discussion – those on the right saw an American propaganda machine unmasked and those on […]



The Nation Responds, Sets Example

Sep 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: The Nation

Today we received a response from The Nation regarding our post of 1st September, ‘The Nation Still Publishing Taliban Propaganda‘. We appreciate the quick response from The Nation which clarifies that these articles were a result of the website being hacked. We believe the response from The Nation deserves special mention here because following our post they took […]



The Nation Still Publishing Taliban Propaganda

Sep 1st, 2011 | By | Category: The Nation

One year ago, this blog revealed that The Nation was publishing Taliban PR as news articles. Since that time, The Nation continues to publish Taliban propaganda including 61 pieces signed by Zabihullah Mujahid who is the official spokesman for Taliban. This propaganda includes pieces which term suicide bombings as “martyrdom attack” and term the Afghanistan […]



The ‘Main Problem’ with The Nation’s editorial on drones

Jul 9th, 2011 | By | Category: The Nation

An editorial in The Nation on Friday claims that the main problem of Pakistan is drones. This may seem like an unremarkable story since it is not the first time that The Nation has taken such a position on drone strikes. But this time the editorial gives away a bit more than the editors may have […]



Wikileaks selectively quoted for political attack in The News

May 27th, 2011 | By | Category: The News

An article in The News today which claims that Wikileaks proves that Nawaz stood tall and delivered in the restoration of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry while tarring PPP with a black brush. The author, Anusha Rehman Khan, is of course a PML-N MNA, so her words must be read with the understanding that she is […]



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