Posts Tagged ‘ violence ’

Najam Sethi sues Mubasher Lucman for defamation, inciting violence

Jun 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Dunya

Najam Sethi is suing Mubahser Lucman for Rs 1 billion alleging defamation. Documents reveal that the case is based on statements by Lucman considered to be “false and malicious allegations due to the current tense political situation in the country, especially high level of anti-Americanism…intentionally aimed at provoking and inciting mobs or extremists to engage […]



Freedom – and Responsibility – of Media

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Ethics, Express Tribune

Express Tribune includes excellent analysis by Saroop Ijaz, a lawyer and partner at Ijaz Co in Lahore, in a piece titled, ‘Shouting fire in a crowded theatre‘. Coming so soon after our posts on Meher Bokhari and Zaid Hamid as well as Geo‘s controversial interview with Hafiz Saeed, we thought Mr Saroop Ijaz’s observations brought an […]



Screening blood and gore

Jun 13th, 2011 | By | Category: PEMRA

By now the images have become burned into the public mind. A young un-armed man is gunned down in the street. This is not the first incident of its kind, but it is perhaps history making because for once there is evidence enough to demand accountability. But as the gruesome scene is re-played over and […]



Salmaan Taseer, Rest In Peace

Jan 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV, Jang

The media response to the assassination of Governor Punjab Salmaan Taseer today has been deplorable. Just when I think that things can not reach a lower level, I turn on my TV to be yet again disappointed. From the comments of Ansar Abbasi and Irfan Siddiqui to Geo’s animated depiction of the vicious murder, the […]



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