Posts Tagged ‘ Samaa TV ’

Media and Activism: Where do we draw the line?

Jul 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Dunya, Geo TV, Samaa TV

Speaking at a forum in Washington earlier this year, President GEO TV Imran Aslam proudly described his channel’s political activism. He spent most of the time talking about activism against the Hudood ordinances – a great example for an American audience, but hardly the only (or most common) issue. Actually, when the moderator asked if […]



Firing Maya Khan is not the answer

Jan 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Ethics, Samaa TV

Maya Khan’s little stunt may have been intended to shame unsuspecting young people, but she ended up only shaming herself. It was Maya Khan’s raid itself that resulted in expressions of disgust not only across Pakistan, but internationally. A week later, Samaa TV announced that Maya Khan has been sacked along with her team. Her […]



Maya Khan Is Willing To Sacrifice Your Reputation For Her Career

Jan 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Ethics, Samaa TV

Maya Khan may have wanted to gain fame and notoriety through a career in media, but this is probably not what she had in mind. Following a clip from her show Subah Sawerey Maya Kay Sath aired by Samaa TV over the weekend, her name has entered countless conversations as a public outcry has grown […]



Disturbing Pattern Emerging at Dunya TV

Jul 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Dunya

Two items must be noted about the episode of Khari Baat of 4 July. First is that Mubashir Lucman repeats the old debunked visa conspiracy theory. Actually this claim that there are 7,000 Raymond Davis’s running around Pakistan is not only disproven but quite ridiculous also. In February, Ambassador Husain Haqqani held a press conference […]



Media Hostility – Entertainment or Incitement?

Jan 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Ethics, Samaa TV

The past two days we have looked at two subjects that might seem unrelated, but actually have quite a bit in common: Meher Bokhari’s treatment of Salmaan Taseer and the theory of ‘Amusing ourselves to death’. These two seemingly unrelated items are connected by the common bond of entertainment and influence. A question must asked […]



Meher Bokhari and the Future of Pakistani Media

Jan 25th, 2011 | By | Category: PEMRA, Samaa TV

Meher Bokhari’s story should be a permanent fixture in journalism school as a warning to those future media stars who might be tempted to sacrifice all consideration of ethics, responsibility, and the safety of others for a boost in ratings and personal careers. The final chapter in Bokhari’s story has not been written, though, and […]



PEMRA in the spotlight

Jan 11th, 2011 | By | Category: PEMRA, Samaa TV, Waqt TV

PEMRA is finding itself in the spotlight this week, its actions getting mixed reviews from commenters for its inconsistency in enforcing electronic media regulations. Blog Cafe Pyala notes that PEMRA issued fines on Rs. 1 million each to Samaa TV and Waqt TV for airing an interview of Mumtaz Qadri who has confessed to murdering […]



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