Posts Tagged ‘ self-censorship ’

Express Tribune’s Blank Page: Censorship or Protest?

Mar 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Censorship, Express Tribune

Readers of Express Tribune were greeted with an unusual sight last week: A large blank space on the front page. What was missing was a report, first published by The New York Times that accuses former DG-ISI Gen Shuja Pasha and an independent section of ISI of having either helped hide Osama bin Laden or, at the very least, […]



BLACKOUT!

Nov 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Censorship

Once again the national interest has been used to justify a media blackout. This time, foreign media channels deemed as anti-Pakistan are being turned off, but not by the government – by the media itself. In response to what some claim is anti-Pakistan programming, cable operators began pulling the plug on foreign TV channels on Tuesday […]



Geo Caught Plagiarising, Censoring Report On Drones

May 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV, Jang

Editors and journalists may think they can get away with plagiarizing articles and changing the facts reported without being caught. But in the modern age of the internet this is simply not possible. Most recently Geo has found itself embarrassed on the world stage when US think tank ‘AfPak Channel’ caught it plagiarizing an article […]



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 […]



When Watch Dogs Become Lap Dogs

Jan 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Much is said about the role of media as watch dog. This is almost always used as a justification for criticising government policy or accusing someone of corruption, usually without any evidence. It’s true that keeping watch over politicians and government officials is part of media’s role in society (though it must be done honestly […]



Media Silence: APCOMS

Nov 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Censorship, The News

This blog has pointed out in the past that often what is not reported in the media is equally as important as what is reported. By promoting certain positions, the media has a great deal of influence on public attitudes – if people constantly hear that the government is corrupt, they will believe it. And […]



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