Posts Tagged ‘ Raza Rumi ’

Media Freedom…For Militants

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Censorship, Express Tribune, Threats to Journalists

Any pretense of media freedom was washed away by the ink in Kamal Siddiqi’s pen when he wrote to instruct Express Tribune reporters to write “nothing against any militant organisationand its allies like the Jamaat-e-Islami, religious parties and the Tehrik-e-Insaf”. This is not a judgment against Express Media Group which has suffered repeated terrorist attacks, including the recent […]



Don’t Mention Balochistan

Apr 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized

We have written before about cases of media silence and self-censorship, and two recent pieces again raised this question in our minds, so we present it to you today for your consideration. Recent media hot topics include Raymond Davis, ZAB reference, and HEC. But the media has also been strangely silent on other issues. One of […]



Why The Urdu Press Loves Veena Malik

Dec 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Urdu Media

For a group of people so offended by Veena Malik, the holy talking heads certainly can’t stop thinking about her. A couple of weeks ago, we wrote a piece critical of Kamran Shahid’s Front Line circus on the subject. But the ever enlightening Raza Rumi has taken to task ‘the grand opinion setters of the […]



Raza Rumi: Media Exploiting Flood Tragedy

Aug 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Express Tribune

Raza Rumi, consulting editor at the Friday Times, points out troubling examples of media exploiting the floods to promote a political agenda in a column for today’s Express Tribune. Flood relief is being used by some as an opportunity to orchestrate political upheaval. Sections of the media are drumming up the partisan politics of a […]



Publishing Media Critiques No Substitute for Actual Responsibility

Jul 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The News yesterday published an excellent article by Raza Rumi that continues the criticism of media irresponsibility that Ayaz Amir wrote about last week. It is important to note that both of these critiques were published by The News, which is regularly criticised by this blog for publishing irresponsible and unethical articles, often political propaganda thinly disguised as […]



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