Posts Tagged ‘ Shahid Masood ’

Allama Iqbal, Zaid Hamid, and Khalifat ideology

Aug 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Express News

Following Zaid Hamid’s recent appearance on Meher Bokhari’s show Crossfire, South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) announced that it was planning to file a libel notice against Zaid Hamid for accusations he made during the programme. Last night, to discuss the issue on his show Shahid Nama, Shahid Masood invited as his guests two individuals whose views […]



Competition for PTI media advisor

Aug 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Express News

It seems Azim Mian may have some competition in his quest to be PTI media advisor. A dear reader pointed us to the following video clip that shows Shahid Masood interviewing Imran Khan on his programme Shahid Nama, and it leaves us shaking our heads. Anyone watching the program can see that Shahid Masood’s famous […]



Facilitating Fascism

Jun 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Merey Mutabiq

Reading Nadeem Paracha’s column yesterday, I was immediately reminded of a video clip from Shahid Masood’s TV programme that was recently posted on the blog Let Us Build Pakistan. The clip features a conversation between Shahid Masood and Zakir Naik, and purports, in Zakir’s way, to “prove scientifically” that non-Muslims should not be allowed to […]



Paranoia Growing at Jang Group

May 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang

Reading The News today, one would be forgiven for thinking that Jang was an oppressed minority rather than the wealthy corporation that it is. What is, perhaps, more interesting, however, is that the news organization has begun to write paranoid stories about super secret conspiracies against some of its employees. As usual, though, Jang knows just […]



Merey Mutabiq Using Misleading Edits?

May 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Merey Mutabiq

The following paragraph comes from Kamran Shafi’s column in today’s Dawn: I made the mistake of my life when I appeared, against better counsel, on Dr Shahid Masood’s Meray Mutabiq which was recorded and then edited. And by golly was it edited! Suffice it to say that I was shocked out of my wits, and […]



Ansar Abbasi Out LBW (Learn Before Writing!)

Apr 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Poor Mr. Ansar Abbasi – he does not know how to quit while he is ahead. After his very poor showing on Friday, Mr. Abbasi has decided to have another go at writing his “news analysis” about the NRO. The column, “After Sindh card, Zardari uses Benazir,” is Ansar’s attempt at playing judge against President […]



Are So-Called Defense Experts Really Connected?

Mar 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Interesting article received from a dear reader by email. It raises the question of why some journalists who are considered defense experts were not invited to a recent press briefing by the military. As always, please write in your tips and articles to pakistanmediawatch@gmail.com! A few weeks ago, Army Chief Gen. Kiyani invited editors and […]



Pakistani media and the romance with “Secret Map”

Mar 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories

This post from Anas Abbas the Let Us Build Pakistan blog contains a thorough rebuttal to the conspiracies that have been built around the “secret map” of the breakup of Pakistan. Lately, Pakistani media has been propagating the perception that a secret map by U.S. military official Lt. Col Ralph Peters was issued in 2006  to safeguard […]



Wishful Journalism (part 1): The End of the Zardari Government

Mar 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

This is the first post in a series on ‘Wishful Journalism’ – an unfortunate practice that seems to be taking place more than actual reporting in some parts of the media. There is a difference between wishing for something and reporting something. Unfortunately, this is too often lost on our journalists who prefer to actual […]



Babble Media Mujahids

Jan 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Nadeem Paracha never fails to leave me laughing. Today’s Dawn includes his latest “Smoker’s Corner” about the media Talibans or what he calls “Babble Media Mujahids.” In his usual biting manner, Mr. Paracha’s witty satire really puts the ridiculous of some of the media talking heads into perspective. As infuriating as it is to read or listen […]



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