Posts Tagged ‘ Zaid Hamid ’

TV Awards Night

Feb 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Satire

The latest from Nadeem Paracha’s satire is brilliant. Hello people, and welcome to the First Annual Pakistani Private TV Channels Awards. I, Wamid Mir, will be your host for the evening and with me will be the lovely, Dr. Shireen Blackwater Baymaari. Let’s kick off this grand event, but first, a choti se break, and […]



The Nation and Xenophobia

Feb 15th, 2010 | By | Category: The Nation

The Nation deserves praise for publishing Zaheeruddin Baber’s column, “Xenophobic tendencies” in which the author calls attention to the growing problem of intolerance being promoted by some media personalities. But, at the same time, The Nation would do well to read this column carefully and distribute it to its staff so that The Nation can […]



Zaid Hamid – The Pied Piper For Taliban

Feb 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories

Farhat Taj, a research fellow at the University of Oslo, and a member of Aryana Institute for Regional Research and Advocacy, has a breathtaking expose of Zaid Hamid and his media message of pro-Taliban conspiracy theories. Zaid Hamid and strategic depth FATA continues to be used and abused as a strategic space by the security […]



Information Welfare

Jan 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

An open and transparent government is a hallmark of democracy. The people must have proper information about government officials and public policy in order to elect the politicians that best represent their interests. But government information must also be looked at through the proper amount of skepticism. Historically, governments have engaged in propaganda to make […]



Pakistan's New Media Dictionary

Dec 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Satire

The esteemed and very witty Nadeem Paracha has posted a satire of Pakistan’s media worthy of the greatest rewards on the Dawn blog. In case you haven’t seen it, here it is for your enlightenment. We only recommend that you do not try to read while drinking your chai, otherwise you may spill it on […]



Nadeem Paracha: The myths, the madness, and the media

Dec 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Nadeem Paracha who is quickly becoming a major voice of reason in the popular media has a new blog post today on Dawn.com that takes to task the talking heads of the media for irresponsible and sensationalist reporting.  After talking of the dangerously concocted narratives peddled by the state, government, and religious parties of Pakistan that […]



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