Posts Tagged ‘ Raymond Davis ’

Manipulating the Media

Mar 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Ethics

The following piece by Kamran Rehmat appeared in Gulf Times on 8th March. In his piece, the author notes specific instances where the media claimed to be independently reporting politics, but appeared to actually being easily manipulated. There have been at least four instances in 2011 alone that have established that the independent TV media […]



Fauzia Yazdani: Nikki nikki dholki

Mar 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized

I received a lovely joke this morning, which is that a Mirasi’s father was dying and the whole family was sitting around him in his final moments, which got prolonged. Made desperate by this somber wait-n-see, one of them said: “Jad tak aba nahin marda niki niki dholki na waja leye?” (‘While we await father’s […]



Qadi Ansar Abbasi

Mar 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Ansar Abbasi is donning the robes of justice again, just as he did last year when he took suo moto notice of NAB and, despite a total lack of evidence, accused the government of launching a full frontal attack against the Chief Justice. As usual, it has been several months since that prediction and yet […]



Do Sovereign Nations Let Spies Get Away?

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

The Nation today weighs in on the conclusion of the Raymond Davis episode with an editorial that mostly asks the same questions that are on the minds of many citizens without making any pronouncements or judgments of the court’s decision. However, the editorial concludes by once again flogging the dead horse of ‘sovereignty’ in the […]



The News Publishes All Manner of Contradictions on Front Page

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

Following the release of Raymond Davis per the orders of the court and under the Islamic law, The News published several stories on the front page related to the case. Actually, so many stories were squeezed into the page that it appears as if every employee of Jang Group was given the space to voice […]



Ansar Abbasi and The News Inciting Possible Murder

Mar 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Ansar Abbasi’s front page article of 12 March is a dangerous game of promoting anti-Americanism and vigilante violence in the country. In the column, Abbasi lists the names of 55 Americans who he terms ‘suspicious’ and ‘alleged to have been spying’. Neither the reporter nor the newspaper present any evidence for these claims, rather they […]



Drone Myths Put To Rest

Mar 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Dawn

This has been a difficult month for conspiracy theorists. First the visa conspiracy was completely debunked when the Embassy in Washington opened the books and showed the data which revealed that the number of visas issued to American officials has been relatively unchanged for decades. Now, the conspiracy theorists other favourite story, drone attacks, is […]



Misinformation Dominates Raymond Davis Conspiracies

Mar 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Pak Observer, The Nation

Conspiracy theories continue to dominate the coverage of the ongoing Raymond Davis saga, and it seems that the wilder and less supported by evidence, the more popular the conspiracies become. Ata Rabbani writes in The Nation that Raymond Davis was part of a secret plot to destroy Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal. In the first sentence of […]



Diplomatic Immunity Is Not A Parlour Trick

Mar 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

An editorial in The News describes the Raymond Davis situation as a positive for Pakistan relations with the US as it demonstrates that we are standing up to a global power. But the editorial misses the point of international relations and actually makes Pakistan look foolish in the larger world community. The short piece suggests […]



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 […]



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