Posts Tagged ‘ sensationalism ’

Jang Group Promotes Sensational PNS Mehran Conspiracy Theory

May 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Jang, The News

A front page article in The News by Mayed Ali that claims to report on the assault on PNS Mehran on Sunday night, but after listing details about the combat radius and onboard radar of the destroyed Orion aircraft the reporter ventures into the land of Hollywood movie-style conspiracy plots. However, it is believed, the […]



The curse of yellow journalism in Pakistan

Mar 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The following piece by Malik Ayub Sumbal was originally published by European Journalism Centre on 25 March. An excerpt is produced below. For the full article please visit http://www.ejc.net/magazine/article/the_curse_of_yellow_journalism_in_pakistan/ The rise of sensationalist media and yellow journalism in Pakistan has led to the emergence of a debate in various circles in the country about the […]



Poor Reporting on Raymond Davis Confusing Issues

Feb 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Daily Times, Dawn, The Nation, The News

The Raymond Davis case continues to dominate media headlines, though the people are probably more confused than ever about the facts due to poor reporting on the issue. Ansar Abbasi has termed the issue in The News ‘the Lal Masjid of present govt’, a term he appears to have borrowed from Hamid Gul. “A national […]



The Lowest Depths of Media Irresponsibility

Dec 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Times, The Nation

I planned to write about a couple of items that have been in the news lately that I thought warranted addressing. For example, the article of 20 December, ‘Nawaz to support PPP in Centre, claims Shujaat’ which included the description of PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif as “the so-called opposition leader”. It is unclear if this […]



Pakistaniat: Time To Chill Out

Sep 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Blogs

Excellent post by Faris Islam on the blog All Things Pakistan: Looking through the usual new sites on Pakistan over the weekend, I came across the ominous headline proclaiming “A day of thrilling developments likely,” which outlined that Sunday had been full of “feverish political activities which showed no sign of slowing down.” The article […]



The Angry Media Act

Mar 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

As was noted in the previous post about Zaid Hamid, it is a common misconception to believe that TV talk shows are “real.” What they are is entertainment. Just as WWE wrestling uses incredible and absurd theatrics to entertain people, so do the talk shows. Nadeem Paracha provides a behind the scenes look at this […]



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